4 Weird Ways Actors Landed Big Roles

From washing a car to sending pictures of ... what?

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 19, 2014 12:17 PM CST

(Newser) – It's not always head shots and auditions that land stars big roles. Page Six rounds up seven out-of-the-ordinary ways actors got the part. A sampling:

  • Mila Kunis: Told producers of That '70s Show she was almost 18, when in fact she was only 14.
  • Madonna: Was convinced she was possessed by the spirit of Eva Peron and wrote the director of Evita a handwritten letter pleading for the role.
  • Megan Fox: Washed Transformers director Michael Bay's Ferrari ... as he videotaped.
  • Shia LaBeouf: Sent pictures of his private parts to the director of Nymphomaniac ... despite the fact that he'd previously admitted to Playboy, "I'm not extremely well-endowed."
Click for the complete list, or read about LaBeouf's latest exploits.

Mila Kunis walks along the sideline before the NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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