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As movie roles go they aren’t the biggest. They might carry a line or two and they boast credit worthy names like “Thin guy” “Military Sergeant” and “Military Police Officer,” but that doesn’t mean they aren’t coveted slots in the new “Captain America” movie.

So heavy was the volume of those seeking to audition for the roles that the Carnegie West Branch Library in Ohio City was forced to ask those looking to try out to step out and come in about 20 at a time.

In asking for candidates to bring a current head shot and acting resume, the casting coordinators for Marvel looked to limit those trying out for the roles which also carried age, height and weight restrictions.

It didn’t work.

Among those trying out for one of the military roles was former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones who played the part of a minister in “Alex Cross”, which was shot in Cleveland in 2011.

“You can tell by the turnout there are literally hundreds of men who are auditioning for three speaking roles,” said Jones who showed up in a Marine uniform he borrowed from a friend in Shaker Heights.

“I’m one who always believes in coming to a casting call dressed as the person, the role you’re seeking, so you don’t make the director imagine what you would look like,” he said.

Many subscribed to that theory showing up in all variations of military uniforms and fatigues. Calvin Carter of Akron played it simple though. This was his first audition deciding to give it a shot after hearing about it on NewsChannel5.

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