Monday, September 22, 2008

You know how when an actor gets replaced by another actor on a TV show or in a sequel, like they did with Mrs. Banks on the Fresh Prince.  I call this getting gyllenhaaled. Because when Tobey Maguire said he hurt his back filming Seabiscuit and didn't want to shoot some of the scenes in Spiderman 2, the producers threatened to replace him with Jake Gyllenhaal.  And when Katie Holmes couldn't cut the mustard in Batman they replaced her with Maggie Gyllenhaal.  And on the TV show Entourage, when the fictional Vinnie Chase decided not to star in Aquaman 2 and they replaced him with you guessed it...Jake Gyllenhaal.

But did you know?

Rock and Roll High School Forever starring Corey Feldman was supposed to also star Corey Haim, but he got gyllenhaaled because he was all fucked up on the drugs so an actor by the name of Evan Richards did a Corey Haim impersonation instead.  Now dig on this: Corey Feldman, who provided the voice of Donatello in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, got gyllenhaaled out of the sequel because he was all fucked up on you guessed it...the drugs.  He did come back for the third installment.

For my money though, the greatest gyllenhaaling of all time: the Back the Future trilogy. Everybody knows Elizabeth Shue gyllenhaaled the girl who played Marty's girlfriend in part I, but did you know this: Crispin Glover played George McFly in the first one, but Jeffrey Weissman portrayed him in parts II and III.  Through the use of prosthetics and a really good Crispin Glover impersonation almost nobody could tell.


Micki said...

I did NOT know that Corey was the voice of Donatello! Too bad for him. Everybody knows SECRET OF THE OOZE is the best.

leo said...

You know, I heard there was almost a better Gyllenhaalling, and, coincidentally, it happened in the Back to the Future series as well.

As the story goes, the producers (Spielberg included) always wanted Michael J. Fox, but he had some scheduling conflicts with Family Ties. So they started shooting instead with Eric Stoltz, which is perfect because he's totally the poor man's M.J. Fox. After just a few days, they got things straightened out.

Supposedly, there are set pics floating around (that were supposed to never get out) of Stoltz as Marty McFly.

Wikipedia reports this as true, so who knows:

Lomax said...

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