The man who played “Stan” in Eminem’s video

Those who don’t know him are probably curious to know who he actually is. His name is Devon Sawa. He’s an actor. He perfectly fits into his role and manages to create the atmosphere of Stan’s drama.
Eminem and his crew had different people in mind to be Stan, but Eminem says that Devon was perfect as « Stan »:

We were looking at a few different people to be Stan. We were looking at Macaulay Culkin to be Stan, but he ended up having prior arrangements, I guess, so he couldn’t do it.

“But Devon is actually perfect for the role, now that we’ve watched him do his thing,” he continued. “He fits right into it. We were doing something on camera yesterday, and we were watching a tape back, and it was him, and then it was my take to do the exact same thing, and we couldn’t tell through the camera which one was my take and which was his.”

In fact, Dr Dre thought about Devon Sawa because he had watched « Final Destination » and liked it.

A website: reminds us of interesting details we might have missed while watching the « Stan » video:

1. The date of birth on the headstone, seems to be Eminem’s!!!
2. At the end, while Slim is writing to him, Stans body is levitating at the window!!!
3. Stan only ever refers to Eminem as ‘Slim’. This means he was relating to Eminem’s evil, alter ego, Slim Shady, and not the real Marshall Mathers.
4. Although Stan is played by an actor, he does in fact have a very similar tattoo, as Marshall, at the top of his left arm.
5. The news Broadcaster describes the accident as, “Double Murder”! Although it wasn’t murder and one of the victims was a foetus.
6. Stan’s little bro. Matthew. Bleaches his hair like Eminem’s, at the end.
7. The News Reader is the same as the news reader in the “Forgot About Dre” Video!
The info was found here:

http://www.annegray.com/abbeyworld/eminem/emstan.htm

More about Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa was born on September the 7th in Vancouver.
He started acting in a school play in kindergarten. Devon Sawa has played in many movies like « Little Giants », « Now And Then », « Final Destination »…
He has also participated to Canadian Shows like « Kid Zone » and « The Odyssey »
People who have watched Stan probably know that Devon Sawa has tattoos: a cartoon devil on one arm and a cross on the other arm.

Although I haven’t watched Devon Sawa’s movies, I must give him full credit for acting as « Stan » in Eminem’s video. He was convincing in the role of an obsessional and crazy fan.

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