Hundreds Line Up In Cleveland For Chance To Be In Movie
April 29, 2002 at 7:17 PM EDT - Updated July 3 at 2:40 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - Hundreds of people lined up at Cleveland's Tower City Center for a chance to be an extra in a Meg Ryan movie that starts filming there next month.
Some would-be actors stood in line for hours on Sunday to pose for a quick snapshot and to turn in applications -- even though they might only make it onto the movie screen for a few seconds.
Casting director and Cleveland native Lillian Pyles said that she's looking for about 500 people ages 20 to 60. The extras will get $50 for eight hours of work.
Al Prince of Akron said that he heard about the casting call from a woman at work and decided to give it a try. The 40-year-old is an experienced extra, having been in a crowd scene in the 1989 movie "Major League."
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