Apollo 11: The Movie

On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, The Daily Beast orbits the casting couch to find stars worthy of playing astronauts.

NASA / Getty Images; Vince Bucci / Getty Images

NASA / Getty Images; Vince Bucci / Getty Images

Neil Armstrong (Peter Sarsgaard)

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Buzz Aldrin (Thomas Jane)

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Michael Collins (Orlando Bloom)

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Jim Lovell, backup Commander (Ed Helms)

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Jan Armstrong (Marcia Gay Harden)

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Richard Nixon (Josh Brolin)

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Walter Cronkite (Sam Elliott)

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Tang (Crystal Light)