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    31 Facts About Anthony Mackie And Sebastian Stan You Probably Didn't Know

    Oh, to watch Anthony roast Bucky's wig and Sebastian roast Anthony's calves on The Winter Soldier set.

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    Are you, like so many of us, obsessing over The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

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    Well, have we got a treat for you! Here are 31 things you might not know about the show's two stars, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan:

    1. Sebastian was born in Romania, lived in Vienna for a while, then finally moved to New York when he was 12 years old.

    2. Anthony was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    He's also a big fan of his hometown football team — the New Orleans Saints — and admitted to being very superstitious whenever he watches them play.

    3. Sebastian originally auditioned for the role of Steve Rogers, but was offered Bucky Barnes instead.

    4. Anthony’s two career goals were to be in a western and a superhero movie, so he’d been emailing Marvel for about five years about being in the MCU before he got a role.

    He didn’t know what character he’d be playing or what movie he’d be in when he was offered a spot, but Kevin Feige has said that he was the unanimous choice to play Sam Wilson.

    5. Sebastian actually did the knife-fighting scenes himself in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

    Anthony and Sebastian posing together
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    6. If Sebastian could play any other character in the MCU, he’d want to play Hawkeye.

    7. Anthony started acting in the first place because he was inspired by fellow MCU star Don Cheadle. He considers Cheadle to be a mentor to him, and even was his understudy in the off-Broadway show Topdog/Underdog.

    8. Sebastian’s been in three movies that have been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards — Black Swan, The Martian, and Black Panther.

    9. Anthony has been in two movies nominated for Best Picture — The Hurt Locker and Million Dollar Baby.

    10. Sebastian isn’t at all bothered by people comparing him to a young Mark Hamill and said he would be happy to have a role in a Star Wars prequel...but only with Mark's express approval.

    Sebastian smiling at Anthony
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    11. Anthony is a Juilliard-trained actor.

    12. The 👌art👌of Bucky's hair has been a combination of wigs and Sebastian's real hair with extensions over the years, both of which came with their own unique set of challenges when it came to filming action scenes.

    13. Anthony and Chris Evans were hanging out and watching football together when Chris showed him the Avengers: Endgame script and told Anthony that he'd be the next Captain America.

    You can watch Anthony share the full, detailed story here. Warning: it's absolutely wholesome and adorable.

    14. Sebastian has been playing Bucky for 10 years — even longer than Chris Evans played Steve Rogers — and recently had a celebration for Bucky’s 106th birthday.

    They've both been in the MCU since 2011, but Chris appeared in more movies in fewer years.

    15. One celebrity Anthony still fangirls over is Lionel Richie. Anthony is such a big fan, he's seen Lionel in concert just about every year for the past eight years.

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    16. In order to get into Bucky's metal arm, Sebastian basically has to dip his arm in lube.

    17. They were both nervous about being in an MCU TV show, but for different reasons.

    Anthony didn’t think the scope of the movies would translate to TV, and he didn't want to be in the first MCU project to fail. Sebastian was nervous because Bucky was going to talk a lot more after years of being a mostly silent character.

    18. Sebastian's mom missed his cameo in Black Panther because he didn't tell her she had to stay for the post-credits scene.

    19. Anthony has been in two non-MCU movies with Chris Evans — Playing It Cool and What’s Your Number?

    He plays Chris's character's agent in Playing It Cool, but they didn't have any scenes together in What's Your Number?

    20. Sebastian learned he was going to be in Black Panther while standing at baggage claim with Kevin Feige after a flight, where Feige offhandedly mentioned it.

    Sebastian and Anthony holding Captain America's shield together
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    21. Since 2006, Anthony has been building houses in New Orleans when he’s not filming movies. He works on three or four houses a year and has built about 28 total.

    22. During a press tour stop in Beijing, Anthony made Sebastian come on a night out by taking his phone and wallet so he couldn't get into his hotel room.

    23. Sebastian actually met Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, when he was cast in I, Tonya.

    Sebastian played Jeff in the movie, alongside Margot Robbie's Tonya.

    24. Before he became an actor, Anthony wanted to be a mechanical engineer. He went to engineering school at Mobil Oil and studied thermodynamic fluid propulsion.

    25. Sebastian LOVES Game of Thrones, but he thought that the ending wasn't as good as Avengers: Endgame.

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    26. Anthony, on the other hand, LOVES The Golden Girls. He likes marathoning the show after long days of shooting and even once met — and fangirled over — Betty White.

    He said during the encounter, Betty touched his face and said, “Oh, you make me wish I was 40 years younger.”

    27. Sebastian was in Hot Tub Time Machine, which was referenced as a time travel movie in Avengers: Endgame.

    This acknowledges the existence of Sebastian Stan, the actor who looks exactly like Bucky, in the MCU. Quite the paradox!

    28. Anthony and his cousin used to run their own music label called Take Four Records, where they put out local rap called “bounce music.”

    29. Both Anthony and Sebastian have been on Broadway! Anthony’s last play was in 2010 and Sebastian’s was in 2013. Neither of them have starred in musicals, though...yet.

    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier musical, please!

    30. Sebastian really wants to do The Odd Couple on Broadway with Anthony.

    Someone, please make it happen!

    31. Finally, Anthony once tried to sneak into a party at Prince’s house.

    Prince was having a party at his LA home, which was a gated house in a gated community. Anthony got into his friend Sanaa Lathan’s trunk and tried to sneak in, but security caught him. Can ya blame him, though?

    These two are the best, aren't they?

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    Be sure to catch them on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, streaming on Disney+!

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