Many longtime Brendan Fraser fans consider the 1992 comedy Encino Man to be among the Oscar winner’s most enjoyable films, thanks in part to his unforgettable performance. In the film, Fraser plays Link, a caveman thawed out in present day California by a pair of teen slackers, played by Sean Astin and Pauly Shore, who help him better adapt to his new life. Recently, Shore took to YouTube to share screen test footage with entirely different leads, including Ben Stiller in Fraser’s caveman role. It’s a sight to see, as you’ll discover by checking out the footage in the YouTube video below.
Before Brendan Fraser was cast with Pauly Shore and Sean Astin, Ben Stiller screen tested for the caveman alongside Keith Coogan and Jeff Maynard. Read More