An hour-long podcast where we talk with casting directors about their careers, the films they help to make, and how the faces we all know and love found the limelight. 

Episode 15 - Rich Mento

Episode 15 - Rich Mento

Season 2 Premiere of The Placing Faces Podcast with Casting Director Rich Mento. Rich is a wonderful casting director known for movies like the Step Up series, Warm Bodies, The Wackness, Dear John and so many others, as well as being the vice president of the Casting Society of America. We talk about the importance of mentorship, working alongside other casting directors and how to find the person that fits the role.

Show Notes:

Rich Mento

Charlie Chappell

Joanna Colbert



Mr Nobody

Van Helsing

Half Baked

Happy Gilmore

Blues Brothers 2000

Juliet Taylor

The Exorcist

Taxi Driver

Schindler’s List


Mark Saks

Step Up

Channing Tatum

Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum’s Mountain Dew Commercial

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Dear John

Adam Shankman

Jennifer Gibgot

Step Up 2: The Streets

Step Up 3D

Step Up Revolution

Step Up: All In

Terri Taylor

Aaron Zigman

Jamal Sims

Jon M. Chu

Anne Fletcher

Robert Hoffman

Briana Evigan

Ryan Guzman

Warm Bodies

John Levine

Nicholas Hoult

Teresa Palmer

Rob Corddry

Dave Franco

Analeigh Tipton

John Malkovich

The Wackness

Take me Home Tonight

Safe Haven

David Lyons

Josh Duhamel

Lasse Hallström


Colin Farrell


Julianne Moore

Ben Kingsley

Josh Peck

Famke Janssen

Olivia Thirlby

Mary-Kate Olsen


Richard Hicks

Monika Mikkelsen

Russell Boast

Maria Perry

Casting Society of America

Intro and Outro Music

"Backbay Lounge" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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