When director James Gunn first met actor Michael Rooker, it was when Rooker was auditioning for Gunn’s directorial debut, the glorious 2006 horror comedy Slither. Rooker had long since established himself as one of Hollywood’s go-to character actors — including in 1988’s Mississippi Burning, 1990’s Days of Thunder, and 1993’s Cliffhanger — and Gunn was a little bit in awe.
“I had been, actually, a big fan of his work, before I met him,” Gunn told BuzzFeed.
Rooker remembered Gunn’s reaction a bit differently. “He gave me a big standing ovation,” said Rooker in a separate interview. “I’m like, ‘Maybe you should wait until after the audition’s over?’”
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