"I’ll Shoot Your Dog If You Don’t Give Me This Role" – Nine Actors That Begged And Fought For Their Roles, And Eight That Took Some Serious Convincing

    “I basically sent an email a day for about a month just threatening any other actors that might be up for the role."

    Casting actors in movies, or landing the role of a lifetime, is rarely that simple. A lot of the time, the directors, producers, or actors themselves need a fair bit of convincing.

    So, here are nine actors who had to convince directors they were right for the role, and eight that had to be persuaded to join a project:

    1. Chris EvansKnives Out

    2. Jennifer Lawrence: Hunger Games

    3. Sadie Sink – Stranger Things

    4. Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings

    5. Robert Pattinson – Good Times

    6. Tom Cruise – Top Gun

    7. William H. Macy – Fargo

    8. Winona Ryder – Stranger Things

    9. Henry Cavill – The Witcher

    10. Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

    11. Channing Tatum – The Hateful Eight

    12. Leonardo DiCaprio – Titanic

    13. Sally Field – Lincoln

    14. Chris Evans – Captain America: The First Avenger

    15. Meryl Streep – Sophie's Choice

    16. Penn Badgley – You

    17. Carrey Mulligan – Shame

    What other major roles took some major convincing? Let us know in the comments below!