50 episodes

And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

And Almost Starring Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson

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    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

    Episode 50 - Flashdance

    Episode 50 - Flashdance

    On this week’s episode, we’re breaking down everyone who almost starred in the awesomely 80s Flashdance! Which Golden Globe-winner berated the director for taking a call during her audition for Alex? Which rock star turned down Nick? And what the heck would the 2 hour and 20-minute version of the movie have looked like? Also – we imagine a Saturday Night Fever/Flashdance crossover, freak out over the film’s Clue connection, and pitch the sure-to-be smash hit: Joan on Ice!
     
    Flashdance stars Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Lee Ving, and Cynthia Rhodes; directed by Adrian Lyne
     
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 49 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Episode 49 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

    On this week’s listener request episode, we’re looking at everyone who almost starred in the dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous! Which Nickelodeon star auditioned for Amber? Which sci-fi star was sought for Gladys? And is Allison Janney ever NOT the MVP? Also – Amy Jo talks about her former classmate’s role in the film, we get to the bottom of whether or not that reporter died at the end, and Amy Jo pitches a One Cole Show!
     
    Drop Dead Gorgeous stars Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Kirstie Alley, Amy Adams, Sam McMurray, Mindy Sterling, Brittany Murphy, and MVP Allison Janney; directed by Michael Patrick Jann
     
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 48 - Cabaret

    Episode 48 - Cabaret

    On our final week of Oscars month, we’re breaking down the casting of the 1972 musical Cabaret, including everyone else considered for Liza Minelli and Joel Grey’s Academy Award-winning roles: Sally Bowles and the Emcee! Which Bond girl was considered for Sally? Who did Joel Grey say Fosse wanted for the Emcee over him? And how wonderfully bananas is Marisa Berenson’s song on The Muppet Show? Also – Amy Jo talks about playing Fraulein Schneider in college and Jeff and his dad sit through a production of Cabaret featuring – you guessed it – completely nude dancers!
     
    Cabaret stars Liza Minelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, and Joel Grey; directed by Bob Fosse
     
     
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 47 - Training Day

    Episode 47 - Training Day

    On the third week of Oscars month, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in 2001’s Training Day and whether anyone else could hold a candle to Denzel Washington’s tour-de-force performance as Alonzo! Which Marvel star was dropped from playing Jake? Which action heavyweight turned down Alonzo? And whose idea was that green-tinted ‘weed vision’? Also – move over Godzilla as Jeff pitches: Denzilla vs Kong!
     
    Training Day stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Cliff Curtis, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eva Mendes, Macy Gray, Harris Yulin, Raymond J. Barry, Raymond Cruz, Peter Greene, and Terry Crews; directed by Antoine Fuqua
     
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 
     

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 46 - The Godfather

    Episode 46 - The Godfather

    On our second week of Oscars Month, we’re looking at everyone up for one of the most acclaimed films of all time, The Godfather, and whether anyone else would have touched Marlon Brando’s iconic Academy Award-winning turn as Don Vito Corleone! Which Godfather actor almost wound up playing a completely different role? Which rock and roll singer auditioned for Tom Hagen? And Brando was voted the champion of what during filming?? Also – the Godfather/sitcom mashup you never knew you wanted, and Jeff and Amy Jo learn the hard way to not watch The Godfather on an empty stomach!
     
    The Godfather stars Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Richard S. Castellano, Sterling Hayden, Abe Vigoda, Al Martino, Morgana King, and John Cazale; directed by Francis Ford Coppola
     
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 45 - My Cousin Vinny

    Episode 45 - My Cousin Vinny

    On our first episode of Oscars Month, we’re breaking down who almost starred in the courtroom comedy My Cousin Vinny and whether anyone else could have compared to Marisa Tomei’s absolutely delightful Academy Award-winning turn! Which stand-up comic almost played Vinny? Which comedy legend could have played the Judge? And how good is Ralph Macchio’s titular line reading? Also – Amy Jo and Jeff are delighted to discover the continuing adventures of Vinny Gambini in both book and song!
     
    My Cousin Vinny stars Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill, and Austin Pendleton; directed by Jonathan Lynn
     
    Follow the Podcast:
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    Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com
     
    www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

slothlevine ,

These Clowns Have the Range

Amy Jo and Jeff created my favorite kind of podcast, which is one where I get trivia about Hollywood, opinions on character actors, and silly voices. Two funny people who make each other funnier. I love it.

veggie481 ,

Incisive and hilarious

A total treat to listen to - if you love movies and trivia, this is definitely for you!!!

Mmmmmario5242 ,

So much fun!

check it out, and see for yourself!

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