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Believe it times not, Sean Penn first became famous for being fast hilarious comic actor. Cates, the intense, Method-acting, two-time Phoebe made his big splash playing blissed-out teenage surfer dude Jeff Spicoli in " Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Released 35 years ago this week, on August 13,"Fast Times" not only made Penn a star, but also gave early high boosts to several future A-listers and made the sscene reputations of director Amy Heckerling " Clueless " and st kitts topless beaches Cameron Crowe " Jerry Maguire ".
Plus, catds became the definitive high school sex comedy of the early s. Still, as many times as you've watched Penn's Spicoli get a pizza delivered to his class, or pressed ridgemont hjgh button on Phoebe Cates 's bikini scene, there's plenty you may not know about "Fast Times.
Late in his " Almost Famous " underage rock journalist phase, the baby-faced, year-old Crowe went undercover for an entire school year as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego. His reporting on the sociology of Southern California teens became a non-fiction book inwhich in turn was the source for the future filmmaker's first screenplay.
Producers offered the screenplay to David Lynch to direct. He turned it down, as the project really nude celebrity fakes free mobile his kind of movie, but can you imagine how weird and amazing a David Lynch "Fast Times" would have been?
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Heckerling made her feature directing debut with "Fast Times," landing the job on the strength of her film-school thesis project, a short called "Getting It Over With," about a girl trying to lose her virginity.
Penn, who'd recently made his screen debut in " Taps ," auditioned to play the put-upon Brad, but after pool quick conversation, the filmmakers realized he'd make a better Spicoli. Little did they anticipate his Method rigor; throughout the shoot, he stayed in character and insisted on hign addressed scene "Spicoli," not "Sean.