Waiting four hours for your 15 minutes

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Yep, it wrapped around the corner of State Street.

So on Saturday we thought we'd head over to the Crowne Plaza and check out the casting call for extras The Other Guys, that that Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg movie that's shooting in Albany.


We stopped by about an hour after things got going. By then the line wrapped around a ballroom twice, down a long corridor, out the door and down the block. Eventually it rounded the corner of State Street.

Over a thousand people showed up for at for the casting call. Who was there? It was a mix of professional and amateur actors and folks who were just out to have a little fun and maybe get a few seconds of screen time. Some people waited up to four hours for a two minute interview with the casting director.

A few more pictures of the scene after the jump.

It started here:

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In the door:

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But you still had to get through this:

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The end of the line:

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