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Baltimore's Lester Speight defends the human race in 'Transformers 3'

Baltimore's Lester Speight defends the human race in 'Transformers 3'

When "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" posted a casting call for "Hardcore Eddie," every muscleman-actor on the way up in Hollywood went out for the part.

They knew the character would be on-screen during crucial, cataclysmic action, right alongside Shia LaBeouf and Tyrese Gibson, who plays Epps, the leader of Eddie's good-guy mercenary crew.

Baltimore-born Lester Speight walked into the audition and knew he'd nail it.

"A lot of times, guys make jokes — they see you walk in and they say, 'Well, we might as well go home now.' For this one, I thought to myself — yeah, you might as well go home.' "

He was right.

Eddie...

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