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John Krasinski [16]

Born:October 20, 1979 (42)
Filmography Rating:7.56 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.97 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.43 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82.95%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Office: Season 1 [2005](26) => Jim Halpert
The Office: Season 2 [2005](26) => Jim Halpert
The Office: Season 3 [2006](27) => Jim Halpert
The Office: Season 4 [2007](28) => Jim Halpert
Shrek the Third [2007](28) => Lancelot (voice)
The Office: Season 5 [2008](29) => Jim Halpert
Monsters vs Aliens [2009](30) => Cuthbert (voice)
The Office: Season 6 [2009](30) => Director / Jim Halpert
The Office: Season 7 [2010](31) => Jim Halpert
The Office: Season 8 [2011](32) => Director / Jim Halpert
The Muppets [2011](32) => John Krasinski
The Office: Season 9 [2012](33) => Director / Jim Halpert
Monsters University [2013](34) => Frank McCay (voice)
A Quiet Place [2018](39) => Director / Writer / Lee Abbott
Free Guy [2021](42) => Silhouetted Gamer (voice)
A Quiet Place Part II [2021](42) => Director / Writer / Lee Abbott

Trivia that mentions this person:
Captain America: The First Avenger [2011]
  • Sam Worthington and Will Smith were in early talks for the role of Captain America. Later on Garrett Hedlund, Channing Tatum, [?] Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, [?] Wilson Bethel, John Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, [?] Chace Crawford and [?] Jensen Ackles were on the final shortlist for the role. Kellan Lutz, [?] Ryan Phillippe and Alexander Skarsgård carried out auditions, but ultimately the role went to Chris Evans. Alice Eve, Gemma Arterton and Keira Knightley were considered for the role of Peggy Carter. Emily Blunt turned down the role.
    Edge of Tomorrow [2014]
  • Tom Cruise was one of the first people to learn about Emily Blunt's pregnancy. The cast and crew had to return a few months after principal photography had wrapped to do some pick-up shots. During the months between the two shoots, Blunt became pregnant and was only a few weeks along when they had to return for the additional filming. Because of the pregnancy, she opted to not do her own stunts for this portion of the shoot, but didn't tell anyone why, since the pregnancy was still in the early stages. This confused Cruise, since she had done most of her own stunts during principal photography. She revealed to him that she was in the early stages of pregnancy, which, according to her, made him the only person besides her husband John Krasinski and one close friend to know about the pregnancy.
    The Office: Season 1 [2005]
  • Some of the video used in the opening theme song specifically the exterior shot of the building was taken by John Krasinski and his friends in their Jeep. John had just gotten the part and was coming out for shooting.
  • On the episode {Basketball}, Michael's line, "Try not to look too gay on the court", was improvised. The look on John Krasinski's face is genuine.
  • According to the commentary on Season 1 Episode 5, {Basketball}, the scene in which Jim is hit in the face by Roy was an accident and real. David Denman (Roy) backed into John Krasinski (Jim), and hit him in the face, resulting in John bleeding. The cameras kept rolling and they kept the shot in the show. But, as a result of the injury, a photo shoot scheduled for the next day had to be canceled because John's lip was so swollen.
  • When John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) got the role of Jim, the first thing he asked the casting director was "did Jenna get the role?" Similarly, when Jenna Fischer got the job, the first thing she asked the casting director was about John getting the role.
  • On the episode {Diversity Day} When Ryan (B.J. Novak) is downloading and watching episodes of [Chappelle's Show] on Pam's (Jenna Fischer) computer, he says to Jim (John Krasinski) "She's kinda cute don't you think?", referring to a girl in one of the videos (Jim actually thinks Ryan is referring to Pam). Jim's girlfriend in Season 3, Karen (Rashida Jones), played characters in two episodes of [Chappelle's Show], before appearing on [The Office]..
    The Office: Season 2 [2005]
  • On the episode {Drug Testing}, Jim's impression of Stanley in this episode was inspired by John Krasinski's actual talent of doing impressions on the set.
  • The episode {Sexual Harassment}, is the first time John Krasinski makes his signature to-the-camera-face.
    The Office: Season 3 [2006]
  • John Krasinski was forced to cut his hair for his role in Leatherheads, so he was forced to wear a wig for the latter half of season 3.
    The Office: Season 5 [2008]
  • Four of The Office cast members were interns on Conan O'Brien's show, [Late Night with Conan O'Brien]: Angela Kinsey in 1993, Mindy Kaling in the winter of 1999, John Krasinski in summer of 2000, and Ellie Kemper in spring of 2005.
  • John Krasinski and B.J. Novak went to high school together. They went to Newton South High School in Newton, MA and they both graduated in 1997. They were even on the same little league baseball team.
    The Office: Season 6 [2009]
  • For the {Niagra} two parter, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer made a surprise trip to the Niagara Falls area with a small crew in order to film the scene with their actual wedding vows. Krasinski was feeling ill during the filming but insisted they do multiple takes even as he was getting soaked with water.
  • {Sabre} is the first of three episodes John Krasinski directed in the series. The two others are S8E3, "Lotto", and S9E6, "The Boat".
    The Office: Season 7 [2010]
  • Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, and Hank Azaria were all considered for the role of Michael Scott before Steve Carell was cast. Thomas Lennon, Ken Marino, [?] Ben Falcone, Nick Offerman, Alan Tudyk, [?] Jim Zulevic and [?] Bill Chott also auditioned for the role of Michael Scott. Rainn Wilson originally auditioned for the role of Michael Scott before being cast as Dwight Schrute. Steve Carell only watched a few minutes of the British version before permanently stopping such viewing because he did not want to copy Ricky Gervais' performance as the office manager. John Krasinski, on the other hand, was an avid viewer of the original. When John Krasinski first auditioned for the show, he was called back for the role of Dwight. He told the producers that he would rather play Jim, but they refused to allow it. After a suitable Dwight was found for the show, Krasinski was allowed to come in for the role of Jim.
  • Despite having a rivalry and an awkward relationship in the show (see {Costume Contest}), John Krasinski has confessed that Timothy Olyphant was one of his favourite people who made a guest appearance and said he hugely enjoyed working with him.
    The Office: Season 8 [2011]
  • The epilogue scene of for {Doomsday}, with John Krasinski getting injured playing squash with James Spader was non-scripted. There is a shot of the ball rebounding and hitting Jim in the crotch. This actually accidently happened during filming and is hidden by a quick cut away and subsequent reaction inserts.
    The Office: Season 9 [2012]
  • In {New Guys} Pete tells Jim he's a Red Sox fan and afterwards Jim tells the camera that they have nothing in common. However in real life, John Krasinski is a huge Red Sox fan.
    A Quiet Place [2018]
  • John Krasinski played the monster in a motion capture suit for a few scenes.
  • The opening sequence was the last to be shot, as it required John Krasinski to shave most of his beard.
  • Actor-director John Krasinski has said that the single greatest compliment he received regarding the film, was in a tweet from the master of the horror story himself, Stephen King: "A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage" (6 April 2018).
  • There are real family photos of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and their children used in the film.
  • The bathtub scene with Emily Blunt was done in one take. According to John Krasinski, who is also Blunt's co-star and husband in real-life, as soon as he said, "Cut," Blunt immediately fell out of character and asked the crew, "What's everyone having for lunch?"
  • John Krasinski almost turned down this film just as he was about to start work on the series [Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan]. When asked by the producers if he'd be interested in appearing in a horror film, John replied that he did not do horror. But when he was presented with the premise about a 'family that can't make any noise and you have to figure out why,' he jumped on board straight away.
  • In an interview with the website SlashFilm, screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods revealed that Paramount Pictures originally intended to incorporate A Quiet Place into the studio's Cloverfield film franchise. As Beck said in the interview, "I guess it crossed our mind and we had spoken to our representatives about that possibility. It was weird timing, though, because when we were writing the script, 10 Cloverfield Lane was at Paramount. We were actually talking to an executive there about this film, and it felt from pitch form that there might be crossover, but when we finally took the final script in to Paramount, they saw it as a totally different movie." The screenwriters and director John Krasinski were ultimately relieved and grateful for Paramount to finally decide to allow them to make the film as a wholly original, stand-alone film, rather than to make it as a part of the Cloverfield film franchise, or any other film franchise for that matter. "One of our biggest fears was this [the film] getting swept up into some kind of franchise or repurposed for something like that," Woods added. "The reason I say 'biggest fear' - we love the 'Cloverfield' movies. They're excellent. It's just that as filmgoers, we crave new and original ideas, and we feel like so much of what's out there is IP. It's comic books, it's remakes, it's sequels. We show up to all of them, we enjoy those movies too, but our dream was always to drop something different into the marketplace, so we feel grateful that Paramount embraced the movie as its own thing."
  • Emily Blunt mentioned in interviews that she initially advised John Krasinski to cast Blunt's friend for the role of Evelyn Abbott. After reading the script (and loving it and the character), Blunt asked her husband to call the friend, fire her and cast Blunt instead. (The actress had not yet been hired anyway.)
  • In an interview with E!, John Krasinski said, "I would love to direct Emily Blunt, [but] I'd rather act with Emily than direct. I don't know if I need that responsibility. She's so good and I'd be so scared to screw it up, but [I'd be] happy to be in scenes with her. That would be really fun. We're always up for doing something. It's just got to be the right thing...Give us a good one! I would love it!"
  • This film marks the first time real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star alongside each other. They both appeared in The Muppets, but did not share any scenes.
  • Emily Blunt encouraged John Krasinski to direct the film.
  • John Krasinski wanted his movie creature to be extra special and so discussed its general design and animations with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) veteran visual effects wizard [?] Scott Farrar, who'd been responsible for some of the memorable effects in such films as Coccoon, Backdraft and Transformers.
  • Millicent Simmonds actually made John Krasinski cry on set with a suggestion to change an important part of the script. During the climactic scene between Lee and his kids (in the truck), the original script just had him signing "I love you." However, Simmonds suggested that he should sign "I've ALWAYS loved you," which made Krasinski cry.
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are married both in this film and in real life. As of the film's release, they have two daughters.
  • The third feature film directed by John Krasinski.
    The Office: Season 4 [2007]
  • When Meredith asks Jim to sign her cast on {Launch Party}, John Krasinski, who plays Jim, actually signs his real name.
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [2018]
  • Tobey Maguire was almost cast as the older Peter Parker, but the filmmakers feared that audiences would find it too confusing. John Krasinski was also considered for the role at one point.
    A Quiet Place Part II [2021]
  • Despite being one of the main cast listed John Krasinski has less than 10 minutes of screen time.
  • According to John Krasinski, in the opening town scene he passes by "Brody's Pizza," a nod to the character Chief Brody from Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975).
  • On The Big Picture Podcast, John Krasinski stated that he originally did not want to be involved in this sequel, but the producer convinced him to come over and pitch his ideas to the studio. After three weeks, they asked him to write the story, with the idea that directorial duties would be handed over to other filmmakers. Krasinski finally offered to come back as director, jokingly suggesting that he was "Jedi mind tricked into signing on to the sequel."
  • When he finally decided on an idea, John Krasinski was able to write his first draft screenplay in just three and a half weeks.
  • Emily Blunt admitted that she was initially hesitant to join the project as she didn't feel like she could top the first movie. However, she was on board after she heard John Krasinski 's pitch of the first bus scene. She also admitted that the first take of that scene is in the movie as she was also terrified in real life by the stunt, which had the bus coming at her at 40 miles per hour.
  • John Krasinski has said he wrote the first film as a love letter to his children. This is something he wanted to continue and that's why he wanted to write himself into the new film's opening.
    The Cloverfield Paradox [2018]
  • John Krasinski was in talks to join the cast, but dropped out to lead [Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)].