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Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Cast Of 'Supernatural'

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Supernatural aired for 15 seasons, with the show's stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles appearing in all the episodes, joined along the way by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, and Alexander Calvert. But even after 327 episodes, despite being intimately familiar with the Winchester brothers and the other characters, how much do you know about Supernatural cast stories behind-the-scenes, and the actors who starred in the show? 

Over the years, the actors have revealed facts about their lives and the show that you might be hearing for the first time.

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    Jared Padalecki And Jensen Ackles Were The Only Actors Who Auditioned For 'Supernatural'

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    Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles first met at their audition for Supernatural, thinking they would have to compete with dozens of others for the roles of Sam and Dean. But they were the only ones who arrived.

    Their auditions worked out perfectly due to their chemistry, and the two were selected for the roles without facing a drawn-out hiring process.

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  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who formed a close connection to his on-screen sons Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, invited the two actors to his wedding to Hilarie Burton. The reception featured a tattoo artist, and the three guys commemorated their bond by getting matching tattoos of a crown on their wrists (the crown has many meanings, among them the fact that it looks like a "W," to represent "Winchester").

    Morgan shared pictures of the tattoo experience on Instagram and wrote a caption that cemented his bond with the actors as well as his new wife:

    Me and @hilarieburton weren’t the only ones joined for life... @jaredpadalecki @jensenackles and myself will forever have a bond that is both special, and permanent. Love you both dearly.

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    Misha Collins Was Detained For A Bank Robbery When He Was Just Reading A Novel

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    Misha Collins had a bizarre experience with the police during his college years. The actor was accused of being a bank robber during a visit to his Massachusetts hometown when he decided to climb on the roof of a bank at midnight to read a novel (he was looking for some decent light, and a lamp in the bank parking lot seemed like a good option).

    The next thing he knew, floodlights came pouring in, a helicopter breezed overhead, and police surrounded the building. They had been tipped off that a bank robbery was in progress, and assumed Collins was the culprit who was now attempting to hide on the roof. Collins ended up spending the night in jail but got out after he explained.

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    Jensen Ackles Reportedly Almost Played Hawkeye In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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    Turning down a chance to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might seem like an unwise choice, but Jensen Ackles put Supernatural above all else. The actor auditioned for the role of Captain America but didn't get the part.

    However, he was reportedly offered the role of Hawkeye, only to turn it down when he realized filming The Avengers would clash with Supernatural.

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