Paul Bettany went from being told that he was "done" in Hollywood to landing a role in one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time. And it all happened in a matter of minutes.
Bettany's almost-instant career turnaround started with a meeting with an unnamed Hollywood producer that took a turn for the worst. "He said 'You're done, you're done in this town,'" Bettany told BBC Radio 1.
Devastated, he sat down on the sidewalk and tried to collect himself. A few seconds later, his phone rang. "It was Joss Whedon," he recalled to Insider. "And he said, 'Do you want to play the Vision in the next Avengers movie?'"