The Role They Were a Born a To Play!

Discuss all the finest actors, living or dead -- their films, their talents, and their weird, drug-related escapades.

Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:09 pm

tfactor wrote:Michael Keaton - batman/mr. mom

Gary Oldman - Drexl Spivey

Benicio Del Toro - Dr. Gonzo/Fenster

Gregory Hines - Max Washington

Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor - See no evil, hear no evil


Sorry, but the only one I agree with is Fenster.

Oldman I think is more for his role as Stansfield in Leon, and Wilder either as Wonka or the Waco Kid.

Don't know about Hines.
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Postby The Garbage Man on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:12 pm

thomasgaffney wrote:Adrien Brody - burl's lover


Fixed.
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Postby tfactor on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:15 pm

Hines in Tap

Oldman as Stansfield & Wilder as wonka were already said, I thru see no evil in there as a tribute to the recently departed

yeah I stand by my selections

hey coolaid guy, you know what kind of cheese doesn't belong to you?
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:17 pm

tfactor wrote:Hines in Tap

Oldman as Stansfield & Wilder as wonka were already said, I thru see no evil in there as a tribute to the recently departed

yeah I stand by my selections

hey coolaid guy, you know what kind of cheese doesn't belong to you?


Not yours.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:21 pm

Regarding Clansey Brown:

no-ones mentioned hoe terrifyingly awesome he was in The Shawshank Redemption as Captain Byron T. Hadley.

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Postby athenabodicea on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:24 pm

Kathy Bates-Annie Wilkes (Mysery)
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Postby colonel_lugz on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:26 pm

athenabodicea wrote:Kathy Bates-Annie Wilkes (Mysery)


That IS a good one, youve got the idea now :wink:
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:34 pm

Cool as Kong looks, this is the one:

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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:42 pm

To Johnny-Onna-the-Locke:

Yes yes, I've seen a the Carnivale show, with a the midget guy anna the guy who looks like a the hobbit guy...
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:47 pm

charles bronsan = harmonica...
jane fonda = barbarella...
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Postby mistertim on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:04 am

Ted Danson as Zapp Brannigan in a live action Futurama:

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Postby instant_karma on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:53 am

Jim Carrey - The Mask (but not so much Stanley Ipkiss)

James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd

J.K. Simmons - J. Jonah Jameson

Nicolas Cage - Sailor Ripley

Tim Curry - The Joker (Sadly never happened when he was the right age)

Dennis Hopper - Frank Booth

Verne Troyer - Mini-Me

Woody Harrelson - Mickey Knox

Bill Murray - Dr. Peter Venkman
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Postby captainbrose on Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:06 pm

Geoffrey Rush: Captain Barbossa
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Postby DaleTremont on Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:16 pm

someone might have said this already but:

billy bob thornton- BAD SANTA

only billy bob...
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Postby DaleTremont on Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:20 pm

tfactor wrote:Michael Keaton - batman/mr. mom

Gary Oldman - Drexl Spivey

Benicio Del Toro - Dr. Gonzo/Fenster

Gregory Hines - Max Washington

Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor - See no evil, hear no evil


i think i remember reading somewhere a quote by Bob Kane, who basically said of all the Batman movies/shows, Val Kilmer fell closest to his vision of Batman. Then again, he passed away before he could see Christian Bale in Batman Begins.
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Postby minstrel on Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:48 pm

captainbrose wrote:Geoffrey Rush: Captain Barbossa


While this is a good fit, how about

Geoffrey Rush: Peter Sellers

I mean, it was uncanny. I don't think I've ever seen someone play a real person better.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:36 pm

Sean Connery was born to play a grumpy, world-weary, bitter Scots expatriate....oh, hang on...hasn't he been playing that for the past 25 years?? Sorry.
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Postby LaDracul on Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:47 pm

Let's see...

Gary Oldman-Dracula
Maggie Smith-Minerva McGonagall
Emmy Rossum-Christine Daae
Harrison Ford-Han Solo

and what I wish would be, Richard Roxburgh-Il Palozzo
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Postby Cha-Ka Khan on Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:49 pm

From the discussion about Toby Jones in "The Mist" movie review thread:

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The Vicar wrote:The little nerdy Capote looking dude did play Capote last year, I believe.


:lol: You're right! He was in "Infamous", the "other" Truman Capote biopic last year!

Perhaps I should bump this thread?


Why yes, I think I shall. :wink:
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Postby LaDracul on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:54 pm

I'm going with Sienna Miller as that awful Victoria in "Stardust".
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:34 pm

Christopher Guest, H@rry Shearer & Michael McKean - Spinal Tap
But it guess that's a given.
Al Pacino - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Scent Of a Woman)
Steve Coogan - Tony Wilson (24 Hour Party People)
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Postby minstrel on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:54 pm

William H. Macy - Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi - Carl Showalter
Frances McDormand - Marge Gunderson
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Postby minstrel on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:58 pm

Bret Parker - Kari the babysitter in The Incredibles
Patton Oswalt - Remy the rat chef in Ratatouille
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Postby DaleTremont on Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:07 pm

Gary Oldman- Sid Vicious!

Nathan Fillion- Malcolm Reynolds

Sean Penn- Jeff Spicoli

Johnny Depp- Cap'n Jack Sparrow

Orlando Bloom- Paris

Jeff Bridges- The Dude

Bud Cort- Harold

oh shit how could i forget:

Bruce Campbell- Ash
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Postby Seppuku on Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:01 pm

Martin Landau - Bela Lugosi (Ed Wood)

Siân Phillips - Livia (I, Claudius)

Mick Jagger - Turner (Performance)

Bette Davis - Margo Channing (All About Eve)

Mel Gibson - Mad Max

Takashi Shimura - Kanji Watanabe (Ikiru)

Lance Henrikson - Cole Wilson (Dead Man)

Clint Eastwood - The Man With No Name Who is Actually Named Manco But Don't Tell Anyone
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:48 am

The Dino, he's a gonna to throw outta the vote for a the Brothers Carradine, eh?

Firstly, you gotta the David Carradine, who was a born a to play a the Caine inna the Kung Fu show onna the television, no? Holy crappa... the putz, he IS a the Caine, eh?


Anna second you gotta the Keith Carradine, who was a prolly born a to play every single goddamn role he has ever been played, no? Talk about a your unna'derated performers, eh? Iffa he dinna cement his a status inna this a thread for a the role of a the Tom Frank inna "Nashville" (back inna the '75) just a go anna look at a his a recent roles onna the television, eh? You gotta the Keith as a the Agent Lundy inna Dexter anna he, how you say? "pwnt" as a the Wild Bill inna the Deadwood, no?

Anna of a course, both of a the putzes, they were a born a to play a the Younger Brothers inna "The Long Riders," no?
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Postby Seppuku on Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:54 am

Keith Carradine's songs in Nashville are really, really addictive. Trust me, if you want a guaranteed lay, learn how to play "I'm Easy" on the acoustic guitar, sing it to the girl of your choice- it doesn't matter who- and she'll be putty in your hands.

Also, It Don't Worry Me, the other one he wrote, is perfect 3am drunken wailing fodder.
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Postby thebostonlocksmith on Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:33 am

That giant slug thing that played Jabba the Hut did that quite well, although i feel he has become quite typecast... I saw him in an episode of Midsomer murders a couple of years back and he was still playing a giant evil murdering slug thing...
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Postby DaleTremont on Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:52 am

thebostonlocksmith wrote:That giant slug thing that played Jabba the Hut did that quite well, although i feel he has become quite typecast... I saw him in an episode of Midsomer murders a couple of years back and he was still playing a giant evil murdering slug thing...


I hear he lost a bunch of weight, like 400 pounds, and plans on taking on the role of a worm. Word on the street is he's amazing. "What range!" they all say, to go from playing a slug to a worm. They're already talking Oscar consideration.
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Postby thebostonlocksmith on Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:54 am

DaleTremont wrote:
thebostonlocksmith wrote:That giant slug thing that played Jabba the Hut did that quite well, although i feel he has become quite typecast... I saw him in an episode of Midsomer murders a couple of years back and he was still playing a giant evil murdering slug thing...


I hear he lost a bunch of weight, like 400 pounds, and plans on taking on the role of a worm. Word on the street is he's amazing. "What range!" they all say, to go from playing a slug to a worm. They're already talking Oscar consideration.


I also heard that he is going to be putting more weight back on it future so that he can play a ball... and on occaision a planet, albeit from a distance...
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Postby minstrel on Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:36 pm

thebostonlocksmith wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:
thebostonlocksmith wrote:That giant slug thing that played Jabba the Hut did that quite well, although i feel he has become quite typecast... I saw him in an episode of Midsomer murders a couple of years back and he was still playing a giant evil murdering slug thing...


I hear he lost a bunch of weight, like 400 pounds, and plans on taking on the role of a worm. Word on the street is he's amazing. "What range!" they all say, to go from playing a slug to a worm. They're already talking Oscar consideration.


I also heard that he is going to be putting more weight back on it future so that he can play a ball... and on occaision a planet, albeit from a distance...


That's probably a good move. The critics hated his off-Broadway turn as Macbeth. They said he should stick to comedy. So he'd going to be in A Midsummer Night's Dream as Bottom. I hear the production design is going to be very interesting.
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Postby Seppuku on Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:57 pm

This whole little tangent somehow reminds me of the fact that Wilson the Volleyball has his own IMDB page.
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Postby DaleTremont on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:02 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:This whole little tangent somehow reminds me of the fact that Wilson the Volleyball has his own IMDB page.


And a thriving message board!
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Postby Bayouwolf on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:14 pm

Back on topic. (Unless I clicked on CL-T again...)


Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales
Robert Redford as Jeremiah Johnson
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Postby minstrel on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:18 pm

George Clooney as Danny Ocean.
Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell.

And, of course, Tess as Julia Roberts.
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Postby Bayouwolf on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:21 pm

minstrel wrote:
And, of course, Tess as Julia Roberts.


Meh...
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Postby Fawst on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:24 pm

Willie as Virgil in Project X.
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Postby Bayouwolf on Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:26 pm

Fawst wrote:Willie as Virgil in Project X.



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Bridges Depp Del Toro

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:27 am

havocSchultz wrote:jeff bridges in the big lebowski... he was The dude... and John goodman actually in Lebowski as well... just seemed like a perfect fit... and i enjoyed Depp in Fear and Loathing... him and Del Toro felt so effortless in that movie...



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Other films may have won them more acclaim, but this one's special
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Re: The Role They Were a Born a To Play!

Postby TheButcher on Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:38 am

Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom
The Academy Award-nominated actor recalls his winding road to the Oscar red carpet
Glenn Whipp wrote:We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.

'Dazed and Confused'

" 'All right, all right, all right!' First thing I ever said on camera. I had 30 minutes to think about that scene. I'm like, 'Wooderson's about four things: his car, his weed, rock 'n' roll, women. I'm in my Chevelle. I'm high. Ted Nugent's on the radio. And here comes this hot, redheaded intellectual girl.' And I say, 'All right, all right, all right,' because I'm batting three out of four. And there's the girl. She's the fourth."
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EliCash wrote:Charlie Sheen - Drug Addict in Police Station in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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