What was Superman’s Brandon Routh doing prior to landing the Man of Steel role? He was working as a bartender at Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes. Like many actors before him, Routh bided his time in the service industry. The hardest part for Brandon was working the bar during the months that negotiations for him to take on the roll were occurring.
But when director Bryan Singer signed on, he insisted that an unknown actor be cast in the iconic role and took months deciding whether or not Routh was right for the part.
The actor remembers, “I spent many days in anguish behind the bar serving drinks.”
Routh kept his bartending job at Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes until he finally received the offer in writing.
He adds, “It was rough. Especially as celebrities and people came in. I kept thinking about accomplishing great things.”
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