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30 Surprising Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Winter Soldier - Sebastian Stan

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Sebastian Stan, best known for his portrayal of the Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gained worldwide recognition in the initial days of his career with the talent he displayed in his non-superhero roles. Here are some unknown facts about the Romanian American actor:

  1.  He was first in the consideration for the role of Captain America in the 2011 movie "Captain America: The First Avenger," given that Chris Evans rejected the offer three times before accepting it. Finally, he got the role of Bucky Barnes.
  2.  In the 2015 movie "The Bronze," which was shot in the very short span of just 22 days, he is said to have performed all the stunts for his character of Lance, except two, which were highly dangerous.
  3.  He got his real-life trainer Don Saladino, featured in the scene involving an interview video of his character Dayton White, along with his trainer, in the movie "Logan Lucky," released in the year 2017.
  4.  For the movie "Captain America: Civil America" he reportedly packed on 28 pounds of muscle, boosting his weight from 172 pounds to 200 pounds, due to which Marvel had to make him a new metal arm.
  5.  He was featured in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene as Bucky Barnes in the "Black Panther" movie, at the very end credits. It is reported that his mom, who didn't stay for the end credits also missed her son's scene, when she saw the movie.
  6.  During the filming of the movie "The Martian," in which he plays the role of Chris Beck, he along with his co-star Kate Mara, reportedly arrived at the set before sunrise and leave after the sun had already set. It was reported that they applied this "isolation" to help with their characters during filming.
  7.  On the day the production of "Captain America: Civil War" wrapped, he and his close friend Anthony Mackie, who plays the role of Falcon, reportedly raced each other while in their superhero suits.
  8.  In the 2006 movie "The Covenant," in which he plays the role of Chase Collins, Stan reportedly performed all the stunts of his character, by himself, instead of going for a body double.
  9.  He joined the cast of "The Devil All the Time" to be released in the year 2020, replacing Chris Evans, to portray the character of Lee Bodecker, in February 2019.
  10.  In an effort to prepare for his role as Bucky Barnes in the movie "Captain America: The First Avenger," he reportedly watched many World War II films and documentaries. He claims to have drawn inspiration from the 2001 movie "Band of Brothers."
  11.  It is reported that he initially auditioned for the role of Silas in the 2018 movie "Destroyer," but was offered the role of Chris by director Karyn Kusama, who felt him to be a better fit for Chris's character.
  12.  It is reported that, a day before the shooting of the famous fight scene between the Iron Man and Winter Soldier in the "Captain America: Civil War," he sent Robert Downey Jr., a video of himself doing intense bicep curls in front of the decapitated head of an Iron Man suit, along with the message that said ""Looking forward to our scene tomorrow Robert."
  13.  For his portrayal of Jeff Gillooly in the 2017 biopic "I, Tonya," he met with Jeff around two weeks prior to shooting, in an effort to get some perspective about the character.
  14.  During the filming of the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Stan reportedly walked around all day practicing his moves with a plastic knife as he wanted his movements to feel natural.
  15.  Stan, born on August 13, 1982, was raised by his mother Georgeta Orlovschi in Constanța, Romania, following his parents’ divorce in the year 1984.
  16.  His character - Bucky Barners/Winter Soldier's trademark long hair, was reportedly a wig except in the movie "Captain America: Civil War," as he had enough time to grow his hair to the proper length.
  17.  He was featured as the brother of Hayden Panettiere's character in the 2006 movie "The Architect," and was later featured as her boyfriend in the 2008 short video "Hayden Panettiere: Wake Up Call."
  18.  He started starring in school productions, while studying at the Rockland Country Day School, with some of his plays being "Harvey," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Over Here!," and "West Side Story."
  19.  It was reported that Stan never knew that he was playing the title role of the Winter Soldier, in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” until the title was formally revealed in San Diego Comic-con 2013.
  20.  He is actually about the same height of Chris Evans, but with a small camera trick, he is shown a little shorter than Captain America.
  21.  In his movie "The Bronze," released in the year 2015, he reportedly performed the nude sex scene for his character Lance, while his co-star Melissa Rauch used a body double.
  22.  Following the shooting of the "Captain America: Civil War," he had his hair cut short, in preparation of his roles in the movie "Logan Lucky," "I, Tonya," and "I'm Not Here."
  23.  Stan reportedly starred in cancelled TV series titled "Kings," alongside his "Political Animals" co-star Dylan Baker. In the "Kings" series, he played a gay character.
  24.  He has a nine-picture contract with the Marvel Studios, for his portrayal of Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has no idea on what films he will be playing and how his character would pan out.
  25.  In preparation for his role as Winter Soldier, he went through intense physical training for a period of five months, and also did some historical research, diving into the whole Cold War history, specifically at the KGB.
  26.  In reality, Stan is known to have mesmerizing blue eyes, but for his role as Jeff Gillooly, he reportedly wore brown contacts matching the real-life Jeff's eye color.
  27.  In preparation for his role as Chris in the 2018 movie "Destroyer," he met with an FBI agent who was on the TV series, "Inside the FBI" in New York, and has reportedly taken some useful tips.
  28.  He is all set to star as the protagonist Scott Huffman in the Vietnam War drama film "The Last Full Measure," which is scheduled for release in late 2019.
  29.  Being born and raised until eight years in Constanta, Romania, he is very fluent in Romanian, which can be seen in the first scene of "Captain America: Civil War," set in Bucharest, where his character Bucky is buying fruits from a street market, speaking Romanian.
  30.  He dated his "Gossip Girl" co-star Leighton Meester from 2007 to 2010. He began dating his "Once Upon a Time" co-star Jennifer Morrison in summer 2012, but the relationship ended in mid-2013. He reportedly started dating his movie "Spread" co-star Margarita Levieva, in the early 2014, but broke up in 2016.
  31.  Sebastian Stan Net Worth: $4 Million

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