Show Business: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

How casting directors go about finding tomorrow's stars

Not too long ago, moviegoers knew, or cared about, only the big stars—Streisand and Newman, Fonda and Redford. Now the directors are often just as famous: Francis Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas. But who has heard of Reuben Cannon, Michael Fenton and Partner Jane Feinberg, Jennifer Shull, Lynn Stalmaster or Joyce Selznick? Almost 50,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild, that's who. For these are the casting directors, the silent powers who put the sparks into most of those stars way back when and...

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