Most little kids want to be a doctor or an astronaut or a chef when they grow up, but I wanted to be a casting director. Watching this documentary made me sad that I never chased that dream! It was a really interesting and insightful look into the history of casting, mainly focusing on casting giant Marion Dougherty. The list of stars to whom she gave their big break is staggering. They showed clips of many of them, which was fun to see. Especially Jon Voight, because he was laughably terrible in his acting debut. Casting By is currently available on HBO, check it out!
8 / 10