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Ad-Rock Says He Once Auditioned for a Role in an Oliver Stone Film While Stoned

The Beastie Boy did, uh, not get the part

The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock (a.k.a. Adam Horovitz) has a solid acting career shaping up for himself now that he’s no longer on the front lines, fighting for the right to party. He’s staring in the new Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young alongside Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Adam Driver, and that upcoming part is certainly his biggest role — but it’s not his first, as he had a string of bit parts throughout the ’90s. In a recent New York Times profile, Horovitz revealed that his auditions weren’t always successful. “I went in for The Doors movie, with Oliver Stone,” Horovitz said. “I was definitely stoned, and as I walked in I looked at him and I was like, ‘You’re not going to cast me in this movie, right?’ He’s like, ‘No, I don’t think so.'” Well, his technique has apparently improved a lot, as While We’re Young (out March 27) is getting good reviews so far. Read the whole Times feature over on their website.