Brad Pitt was in the ’80s rejected for the role in Cheers
Brad Pitt did in the eighties to audition for a small role in comedy Cheers. The actor was rejected because he is “not funny” was, according to casting director Jeff Greenberg.
That tells Greenberg in his memoirs Callback. Greenberg is one of the biggest casting directors in Hollywood and has helped many stars in their first role. After Pitts audition, he only the words “not funny”.
“In that role, he was not funny, that is, he will then become”, defends Greenberg his opinion of the time.
In his book, says Greenberg also what is the most painful decision in his career: after the pilot of comedy Frasier, he had actress Lisa Kudrow is replaced by a different actress. They played radioproducer of Roses, but had to clear the field for Riri Gilpin, who played all eleven seasons would leave.
“Lisa had nothing done wrong, but her version of Roses has not worked well for the series.” According to Greenberg, that the time of the decision a dark day in his career called, took Kudrow, the news is good. The actress began a year later, her role as Phoebe in Friends.