Casting

on the set of MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOLRANDALL MILLER – CASTING

Randall has had a great eye for casting his projects, from discovering the young talented actors in his short film MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & FILM SCHOOL to finding Octavia Spencer and casting her in her first roll in THE SIXTH MAN or Chris Pine in BOTTLE SHOCK to the many other amazing actors he has had in his films and television projects. Alan Rickman (3 times); Bradley Whitford (three times); Bill Pullman (twice); Octavia Spencer (twice); Freddy Rodriguez (twice); Mary Steenbergen (twice); Danny Devito (twice); Eliza Dushku (twice); Tracey Walter (twice); Miguel Sandoval (twice); Malin Akerman, Chris Pine, John Goodman, Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, Marlon Wayans, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Jeffrey Jones, Kadeem Hardison, Dennis Farina, Rachael Taylor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Shepard, Jim Caviezel, Jamie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, Donnie Walhberg, Sonia Braga, Taylor Hawkins, Richard deKlerk, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Stana Katic, Joel David Moore, Mickey Sumner, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner, Ahna O’Reilly, Josh Zuckerman, Estelle Getty, Matthew Kimbrough and many many more talented actors.

CASTING & AUDITIONS

Randall Miller is always searching for the next great actor.

Randall Miller on set of MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOLTHE CASTING PROCESS

Randall often works with Rick Pagano, a well known Hollywood Casting Director.  He and Rick have collaborated on many films together.  Randall and Rick will often sit through hundreds of auditions together and discuss the various actors.

Randall is often looking for actors to improvise so that he can get a better feel for who the actor really is.  Other times it is the ability of the actor to find nuances within the material on the page that strikes a cord with Randall.

Notes to actors: But either approach is fine with Randall, be bold, find the truth in the roll and ultimately be believable.  Make strong choices in your beats.  Don’t be nervous when you audition for him, he is a fellow actor and a supportive director.

FAVORITE CASTING DIRECTORS

Casting directors that Randall has worked with:

Sarah Finn
Randi Hiller
Deb Aquila
Tricia Wood
Rick Pagano