Cullmanites viewing Sony Pictures' summer blockbuster "Talladega Nights" will be able to play a virtual game of "Where's Waldo?" searching for local resident William B. "Bill" Osmer.

Osmer appeared as an extra in several background scenes in the movie, most notably, as one of the photographers in the Talladega's winner's circle.

"The job involved long, hot days, but hey — I got paid to watch the Talladega 500," he said.

A drama and theater student at Wallace State, Osmer said he had little acting experience before he started trying out for plays about three years ago.

When he heard a movie was filming in Alabama, he auditioned at a casting call, then drove to and from the track each day.

According to his press release, most of his time was spent waiting with other potential extras, anxious to get their faces on the big screen.

By the end of filming, he was an extra in eight scenes.

"From here, the sky is the limit," Osmer said, Friday night while signing autographs at Carmike Stadium 10, which had already sold the show out. "I'm just going to audition for as many parts as I can. Hopefully, I will get a speaking part."

After signing autographs, he entered the theater for his first screening of the film.

A native of Montgomery, Osmer has lived in Vinemont the past 30 years.

"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" stars Will Ferrell as a comedic, stereotypical NASCAR driver.

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