One of Michael Cera’s first roles was in a Pillsbury commercial in 1998 [x].
“I auditioned for The Sixth Sense, which I didn’t know was about seeing dead people. They didn’t mention that in the breakdown. After seeing the movie, and remembering the scene they had me read… It was the scene with the penny. Bruce Willis is saying, “I can’t be your doctor anymore,” and Haley Joel Osment starts crying and slides the penny over to him. It’s a very emotional scene. And I did not do it that way. I did it upbeat. I said “Some magic’s real” very optimistically.”-Michael Cera