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John Krasinski Lost Out on Captain America. So He Became a Great Director Instead.

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“As Hollywood legend goes, John Krasinski, the towering, quippy dreamboat of The Office, came this close to becoming Captain America.

The man formerly known as Jim Halpert was in the final running for the role of Steve Rogers, making it all the way to the costumed audition. After catching a glimpse of Chris Hemsworths Thor in all his Norse god glory, however, he got cold feet.

Seeing Krasinski today, with his thick beard and buff Benghazi bod, its not hard to imagine him in the blue spandex, trading flirty glances with Bucky. But in lieu of a long-term Marvel marriage, the 38-year-old has developed into a formidable creative force on the other side of the camera, executive producing the Oscar winner Manchester by the Sea and directing the excellent new thriller A Quiet Place, in theaters April 6.

In a dystopian near-future where sound-sensitive alien-monsters roam the fields in search of human flesh, the Abbott family has transformed their upstate New York farm into a survivalist bunker of sorts. Lee (Krasinski), pregnant mom Evelyn (his wife, Emily Blunt), deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds, who is deaf), and son Marcus (Noah Jupe) are still haunted by the death of their young boy Beau several years earlier. They spend their days harvesting crops and playing board gameshushed, of course, to avoid the blind demons in their midst. When the monsters sense the Abbotts presence, all hell breaks loose.

Krasinskis third feature as directorafter Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Hollarsis far and away his finest work yet; a gripping, expertly crafted thriller complete with genuine shocks and knockout performances. And the nice-guy actor (whos just as charming in real life) seems genuinely humbled by its reception thus far, speaking fast and not-so-furiously about what he calls his ode to parenthood.

This was directing, co-writing, producing, and acting in something and its a studio film, and its visual effects, and its a bigger budget, and my wifes in it, he says, before gasping for air. At a certain point, maybe I should have looked at it and gone, man, maybe I shouldnt do this!

Its a damn good thing he did. I sat down with Krasinski in New York to discuss A Quiet Place, how he got into directing by accident on The Office, and why he doesnt feel so bad about losing out on Cap.”

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Amy Schumer Responds to Her Backlash: Im Not Going to Shut Up

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“Amy Schumer is in a familiar position. Shed have every right to be fed up about being back here, but instead shes facing it with admirable open-mindedness and even some optimism. Once again, there has been histrionic reaction to one of her projects and, once again, here she is setting the record straight about any number of misconceptions.

Thats the thing when youre a cultural lightning rod. You might bear the brunt of a charged debate. But you also end up pretty electrified yourself.

When the trailer was released for Schumers new comedy I Feel Pretty, there was instant, vitriolic backlash to the perceived message of the film. I was surprised, Schumer tells us, sitting in a Manhattan hotel room in the middle of a long…”

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14 Unanswered Questions About the Rocks New Movie

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Did you guys see? The Rock has a new movie out. It’s called Rampage. It’s based on an mid-’80s arcade game—though you’d never know that—and, like most Dwayne Johnson movies, it involves The Rock wearing an impossibly tight T-shirt over his muscle-wall frame. Things blow up; the ones that don’t get smashed to pieces. Tactical gear figures prominently in it.

The short version of the plot: An evil corporation called Energyne, in order to avoid

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The Sandlot Cast Reunited After 25 Years And One Actor Got SUPER HOT!

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Yeah-Yeah? More like “Yes! Yes!” Ha!

In celebration of a quarter century of The Sandlot — yes, the kid classic came out all the way back in 1993 — the cast reunited on The Today Show Thursday.

It was great to see all the ragtag kids you loved all grown up — but one had grown a bit more than the rest…

Video: John Cena Reading INSANE Thirst Tweets With A Straight Face

Marty York, who played lil’ Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan, got big and buff! He looks like he’s been GTL-ing for two decades!

See Yeah-Yeah, Squints, Smalls, and the rest of the gang get together for a little ball time (below)!

[Image via NBC.]

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