How about a movie where an average Joe and his drug dealer get way in over their heads? This must have been Rogen’s starting platform when he and writing partner Evan Goldberg sat down to write the Rogen-starring film. Rogen was originally set to play Saul the dealer while co-star James Franco (127 Hours, Oz: The Great & Powerful)was set to play the average Joe. After roles were traded, no complaints were heard. Rogen became Dale with such ease and dignity. We all saw a little of ourselves in Dale’s struggle to keep his girlfriend and evade peril at the hands of rival drug gangs.