Italian dad Sebastian Maniscalco auditioned for Mario voice role using stereotypical accent
"Apparently that didn't work out," the comedian said, though he was asked to portray Spike in the blockbuster Super Mario Bros. movie instead.
Wahoo! Super Mario Bros. Movie crosses $1 billion at global box office
The video game adaptation is the first movie of 2023 to hit the milestone.
It's a-hit, Mario! The Super Mario Bros. Movie scores $205M opening
The video game adaptation starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Jack Black had the biggest worldwide opening for an animated film ever.
Jack Black woos Princess Peach in 'Peaches' music video from The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Good luck getting this chorus out of your head.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day went too Goodfellas, Tony Soprano with Mario voices at first
"For a minute, I walked in and they were like, 'That's a little New Jersey. You're doing a Tony Soprano thing,'" Pratt recalls in an interview with his cast.
John Leguizamo won't watch Super Mario Bros. Movie over lack of Latin representation: 'Hell no'
Leguizamo played Luigi in the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. movie: "I was groundbreaking and they stopped the groundbreaking."