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Great Babies of History
Posted April 09, 2010 to photo album "Great Babies of History"
With Babies in theaters, we take look back on some of the most memorable babies of all time.
Slide 17: Child of the Coen brothers - Junior from Raising Arizona
After creating a splash with their ultra low-budget thriller Blood Simple, the Coen brothers turned their attention to screwball comedy with Raising Arizona, a mixed-up saga of a couple (Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage) so desperate to have a baby that they kidnap someone else’s. Not only had the filmmaking duo switched genre, but they took on one of filmmakers big taboos––working with babies. At an open casting call in Scottsdale, AZ, over 400 babies were seen. Many walked when they needed to crawl; some cried when Mommy left; some threw little fits. Only 8-month T.J. Kuhn stood out as the baby with the right stuff. But picking the right baby didn’t make it any easier, as Joel Coen later explained: “A baby is somewhere between an actor and a prop…You can’t talk to it and tell it what you want to do. And you can’t just put it someplace in a shot and reliably predict it will stay there.”