Sixteen Classy Facts About Anchorman

James Spader in Pretty in Pink | Image: Paramount Pictures

Ah, James Spader. In the 1980s, he was quite the pretty picture of aloof, callous privilege. And many of us loved to hate him (and hated to love him). Over the years, the actor has become a bit wider in the middle and more than a bit lovably eccentric.

But did you know that Spader was dead serious, even "obsessed" with acquiring the gooftastic part of intellectually challenged weatherman Brick in Will Ferrell's popular comedy Anchorman? According to this Mental Floss collection of facts about the film, the part went to Steve Carrell once it was decided by the principals that Spader was “too good” of an actor to be in the movie altogether.

Don't miss the opportunity to take Brick up on his exclusive invitation to the Pants Party and follow the link above for more Anchorman facts.

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