'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Cast: Ben Stein Only Got His Role By Chance

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It's been 30 years since the cinematic hit "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" first hit theaters back in 1986, and even to this day it remains a true classic.

One of the most iconic characters from the flick is arguably Ben Stein's role as the ever-hilarious economics teacher. While the part may seem quite fitting for the real-life financial commentator, how he got cast might actually surprise you.

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Watch the clip above to find out how he landed the gig and reminisce about the late '80s trademark film.

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