Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Sordel, Oct 27, 2020.
Paul Newman & Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Funny, at one time I would have put Anthony Hopkins in Magic on this thread, but then I heard that one of Gene Wilder's biggest career regrets was not getting the part. Then after thinking about it, yeah, Wilder would have killed as an insane comedian/ventriloquist. Now Hopkins goes to the wrong actor thread.
It's as if the main role was written for Woody Allen.
I would 100% endorse Sam Rockwell playing Columbo.
Ain't that the truth ?
I was just watching ' Heat ' last night....
Kathleen Turner in Body Heat made The Man With Two Brains funny.
Speaking of Woody Allen movies, I think Diane Keaton was perfect for Sleeper.
Annie Hall doesn't count. That was like a documentary.
"The Silence of the Lambs" = Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter)
John Cusack (Lane Meyer) in Better Off Dead
Frank Sinatra (Colonel Ryan) in Von Ryan's Express
David Niven (Phileas Fogg) in Around The World In 80 Days
David Spade (Kusco), John Goodman (Pacha), Patrick Warburton (Krunk), and Eartha Kitt (Yzma) in The Emperor's New Groove
Jerry Lewis (Stanley) in The Bellboy
Peter Sellers (Inspector Clouseau) in A Shot In The Dark (although he did appear as Clouseau in The Pink Panther the character was so unlike the Clouseau we came to know that it might as well be a different character)
Malcolm McDowell (H. G. Wells) and David Warner (John Leslie Stephenson*) in Time After Time
Mark Strong (Sinestro) in Green Lantern
Raul Julia (Gomez Addams), Angelica Huston (Morticia Addams), Christopher Lloyd (Fester Addams), and Christina Ricci (Wednesday Addams) in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values
John Vernon (Dean Wormer) in Animal House
Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) in The Terminator
French Stewart (Inspector Gadget) in Inspector Gadget 2
The Entire Cast in 12 Angry Men
John Kornbluth (Josh) in Haiku Tunnel
Bob Hoskins (Eddie Valiant) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
*Character name checked in Wikipedia.
although you've got to admit that the guy they got to play Paul Simon in Annie Hall was perfect casting.
Audie Murphy - To Hell and Back
Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird" came immediately to mind. I can't picture anybody else playing that character, he was perfect.
Jackie Robinson in "The Jackie Robinson Story".
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Seven Year Itch
Some Like It Hot
Richard Burton as Dr. Dysart in Equus.
Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter in The Apartment.
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
Ernest G. Robinson and Dan Duryea in Scarlet Street
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky
Tony Todd in Candyman
Bruce Willis in Last Boy Scout
Eric Roberts in Nature of the Beast
Cheryl Smith in Lemora
Allene Roberts in The Red House (in stills she looks like a sad porcelin doll)
Chris Sarandon in Fright Night.
Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face
Simone Simon in Cat People (meeeooow)
Give Cage credit for not going over-the-top like he usually does. In an otherwise zany film.
I'm with you on Hoffman. But regarding Redford: the handsome leading man as a dogged, scrappy investigative reporter just didn't work for me. I also thought he was a bit stiff in certain scenes. Of course, YMMV.....
I'm pretty sure he wrote the part for himself. And he had the self-awareness to design the role to play up his strengths. So he had a big leg up.
i was going to say that
yes, tony is an underrated actor
A couple of comedy duos that I thought were cast perfectly for the roles/film and worked great together. By themselves, they still would have been great, but cast with another perfectly matched character, it only adds to the film.
Dan Aykroyd & Eddie Murphy - Trading Places
Steve Martin & John Candy - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
I just noticed that Judge Hoffman was a couple of months away from turning 75 on the day the trial began. Maybe he wasn't up to a trial like that at that age - for a variety of reasons.
According to Wikipedia, he was not removed from the bench. However:
"In 1982, the Executive Committee of the United States District Court ordered that Hoffman not be assigned any new cases because of his age and complaints that he was acting erratically and abusively from the bench. However, he continued to preside over his ongoing cases until his death from natural causes the next year, a week before his 88th birthday."
There's more in the article about how Hoffman was unpopular with lawyers generally due to his lack of impartiality and abrasive personality. So it sounds like he was just a d!ck in general.
Julius Hoffman - Wikipedia
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