Not as infrequently as you might think, a foreigner will come to my office asking -- directly -- for an O visa. With a side of employment authorization, please. The thing is that O visas are reserved for persons with EXTRAORDINARY ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics. Did you see the word EXTRAORDINARY? Persons with a history of EXTRAORDINARY achievement in motion pictures or television can also obtain O visas to work in the U.S. in their area of expertise.
Sometimes, the silence is so profound you can almost hear the office mascot -- a stray cat named Lady Liberty -- meowing outside. If the answer is yes, however, O visa it is.