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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:45 AM
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Care to Play "MISCASTING DIRECTOR"?
Al Pacino's performance as Michael Corleone in the first Godfather film is one of the indelible actor/role associations in American cinema history. Still, before Pacino landed it, studio executives actually pressured to cast either Robert Redford or Ryan O'Neill in the part.

Ryan O'Neill as Michael Corleone. The mind reels.

Let's make our minds reel some more...

Rules of "Miscasting Director": Take a film role that was unforgettably performed by one actor and substitute a different actor whose qualifications to perform the same role are somewhat dubious. Some examples:

Tom Hanks as Hannibal Lecter
Keanu Reeves as Special Agent Joe Pistone (Donnie Brasco)
Julia Roberts as Karen Hill (Goodfellas)

The only limit to this game is one's one warped imagination. Speaking of which, how about an Ed Wood with Tom Cruise in the title role opposite Clint Eastwood as Bela Lugosi? OUCH!!!

Any other "miscasting directors" out there?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:46 AM
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1. Rick Moranis as Morpheus (The Matrix)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:46 AM
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2. Joe Pesci as Frodo
:D
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:43 PM
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90. Earnest Borgnine (present day) as Aragorn
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:46 AM
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3. Sean Connery as Zoolander
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:46 AM
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4. Julia Roberts as 'Erin Brockovich'
Oh. Oops. :spank:
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:53 AM
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41. Julia Roberts as Arwen (LOTR)
I heard that Liv Tyler was added to the cast for "box office" appeal--not selected by PJ, et al. Casting for the films was mostly excellent & she was not my fave. But she really worked hard at the role.

Remembering Julia's turn as Kitty Kiernan (in Michael Collins), I'm quite grateful that PJ could not afford "big stars" like her.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:47 AM
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5. Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence in "Black Like Me"
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:47 AM
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6. Andre the Giant as "Mini Me"
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:00 PM
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45. I actually saw him in person once,
In CT. He lived in Greenwich and used to frequent the bar that was attached to the restaurant where I ate lunch pretty regularly. He was huge. I always felt sorry for him.
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jackelope72 Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:47 AM
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7. Jack Black IS...Malcolm X. n/t
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:57 AM
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44. Chris Rock as John Coffey in "The Green Mile"
"What the HELL is this? Cornbread?"
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:47 AM
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8. Juliette Lewis as "Pretty Woman".
:hi:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:17 AM
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30. Or, Kathy Bates
or Roseanne Barr.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:48 AM
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9. Ben Affleck as Magneto (X-Men)
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:32 PM
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50. Ouch. I pictured it, and now my brain hurts
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:48 AM
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10. Here's another really bad original casting decision:
For the part of Rick in Casablanca, the studio originally wanted Ronald Reagan.

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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:57 AM
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18. Yikes...
...that would have been vile.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:49 AM
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11. Clint Eastwood in "Freddy Got Fingered"
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:50 AM
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12. Michael Jackson as "O-Dog" in Menace II Society
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:51 AM
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13. Katharine Hepburn as Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate"
That would be so...wrong on every level.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:51 AM
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14. Jimmy Stewart as Neo in the Matrix
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:52 AM
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17. Well THAT was pretty good synchronicity
same phrasing and everything! :toast:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:51 AM
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15. Dom Deluise *is* Neo in 'The Matrix'
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:52 AM
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16. Jim Carey as Patton
and Tara Reid as anything
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:03 AM
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20. Hee..."when you stick your hand in pile of goo...
...that a moment before was your best friend's face (bugs eyes and makes mugging, rubbery face)...you'll know what to do."
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 10:58 AM
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19. Richard Dreyfus as the Drill Sergeant from Full Metal Jacket
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:04 AM
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21. Margaret Cho as Malcolm X
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:06 AM
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22. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
as George and Martha.

With Matt Damon and Lindsey Lohan as Nick and Honey.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:09 AM
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24. Oh, dear...
...for the first pair alone you just took the game to a whole new level. :crazy:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:10 AM
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25. Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman in Romeo & Juliet
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:08 AM
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23. Harvey Fierstein as Patton
don't ask, don't tell.

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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:11 AM
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26. Clint Eastwood IS Gandalf!
"And many that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Well, can you, punk?"
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:15 AM
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27. Steve Buschemi as the Terminator.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:16 AM
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28. How about Nathan Lane?
I mean, who doesn't think of he & Arnold as separated at birth?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:43 PM
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60. ROTFL! That would be great!
"You are terminated. AH! There's blood on my hands! And my shirt!! Oh, God, someone get me some seltzer - quick! quick!! Oh, dammit, and it was pure silk. (breaks into song)"
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:18 AM
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31. "Keep it down Sarah Connor, or I'm gonna hafta, you know, shoot ya."
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 11:23 AM by Richardo
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:20 AM
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32. "Okay, pal. But you just listen. I'll be back. You can bet on that, man!"
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:16 AM
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29. Arnold Schwartzenegger as Fredo Corleone...
..."I'M SHMART, not a dumbkopf like everyone says...I'M SHMART und I vant zie reshpect!"
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:23 AM
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34. Arnold Schwartzenegger as Schindler in Schindler's List
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 11:28 AM by BurtWorm
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:24 AM
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35. Arnold Schwartzenegger or Jessica Lang as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 11:28 AM by BurtWorm
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:23 AM
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33. Danny Devito as Hellboy
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:24 AM
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36. Christopher Walken as The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:50 PM
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63. Michael J Fox as Walter
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:25 AM
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37. Harvey Firestein in "The Passion of the Christ"
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:29 AM
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38. Michael Jackson as himself in The Jackson Five Story
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:30 AM
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39. Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branaugh in "Meet the Fokkers"
:)
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:39 AM
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40. Sylvester Stallone in the Dustin Hoffman role in Rainman...
..."Yo, I'm an excellent driver."
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:57 AM
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43. Barbara Bush as god in Dogma
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:55 AM
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42. Rob Schneider as James Bond
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:08 PM
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46. Kevin Costner as Randall Patrick McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:24 PM
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47. The Seinfeld cast in LOTR
We did this same topic a few weeks ago, and had some hilarious Seinfeld/LOTR situations!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

George as Sam would say, "We're lost! We should quit! I'm a quitter! I come from a long line of quitters! I was raised to give up!"

Seinfeld as Frodo: "You know, you're right. My feet are tired. I mean, really - who goes on quests any more? What's up with that?Saving the world - who am I, the Messiah? No, I'm a guy that likes to sit around a lot and come up with funny stuff. That's me. I'm not a quester."

George as Sam: "You're definitely NOT a quester. No one's a quester. Who was the last quester? Ulysses?"

Seinfeld as Frodo: "Exactly. No one quests any more."

George as Sam: "Let's get some coffee."

Seinfeld as Frodo: "You know, you're absolutely right. If they want the ring destroyed, they should have thought of it that before they made it. It's not my responsibility. Was I there? No, I wasn't." (throws ring on ground).

George: "You were DEFINITELY not there. Not AT ALL!"
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:31 PM
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48. The threads I miss by never being online during weekends...
...I just re-listened to the commentary track on my DVD copy of the Godfather and the stuff I heard about Robert Redford/Ryan O'Neill for Al Pacino's role on it made me want to do this thread.

Sorry, if I had known it was already done (and only about a week ago, at that) I wouldn't have started this.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:32 PM
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51. NO!! Not at all - these threads are always fun!!
I didn't mean to imply that you shouldn't have started it - just wanted to point out the hilarious Seinfeld/LOTR stuff in the other one.

So, don't feel bad for starting this thread at all!

These are always fun.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:31 PM
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49. Ray Romano as Bruce Wayne/Batman
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x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:36 PM
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52. Adam Sandler in any role on "Pulp Fiction"
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:38 PM
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55. Or Adam Sandler in anything, really
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:39 PM
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56. I think "the Gimp" might have been in his range (eom)
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:41 PM
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59. Adam Sandler as Forrest Gump!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:37 PM
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53. Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith in...
"Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. :-)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:41 PM
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57. And Dame Judi Dench as Hermione
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:41 PM
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58. That one is pretty funny...
:D
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:38 PM
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54. Ryan O'Neill was also considered for the first Rocky movie.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:56 PM
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64. Wow...
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 12:59 PM by Crankie Avalon
..."ADRIENNNNNNE!!! ADRIENNNNNNE!!! WHERE'S THE WHITE BREAD AND MAYONNNNNNAISE???!!!"
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:46 PM
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61. Desi Arnaz is Liberty Valance
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fit4life Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:49 PM
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62. George C. Scott as Ace Ventura
I'm trying to picture it and just can't manage...
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:02 PM
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67. George C Scott & Sean Connery as the couple in The Birdcage
boy, I'm really hitting it with these gay posts today.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:05 PM
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68. With Lee Marvin as the politician father of the bride.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 12:57 PM
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65. George Clooney as Batman!
Oh, wait. never mind
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:01 PM
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66. to be honest
I think Clooney would make a great Batman with the right script & right directory. Batman is supposed to be an intense character, and Clooney does intense really well.

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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:05 PM
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69. Marcel Marceau as the Elephant Man
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:06 PM
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70. Ron Jeremy is a porn film! oh, wait.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:08 PM
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72. Ron Jeremy as Alfie
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:09 PM
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76. Ron jeremy as Willie Wonka. (as wonka's willie maybe)
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:12 PM
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79. Yeah, maybe...
...so long as the actresses playing Veruka Salt and the other girl are over 18.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:16 PM
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81. The Oompa Loompa Orgy scene is not to be missed!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:07 PM
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71. WC Fields as Brett Butler. (GWTW)
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:09 PM
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73. Fran Drescher in "Last Tango in Paris"
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RUDUing2 Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:09 PM
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74. a real one: first choice for Dorothy in Wizard of Oz was Shirley Temple.
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:09 PM
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75. Pauly Shore as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 01:10 PM by da_chimperor
In either Silence of the Lambs or Hannibal.
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:10 PM
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77. Jimmy Stewart as Hannibal Lector!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:11 PM
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78. Paul Lynde as Michael Corleone
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:00 PM
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95. Don "Get Smart" Adams as Sonny Corleone
I'm trying to keep it age appropriate at least...
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:02 PM
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96. And Woody Allen as Luca Brasi...
...that's about the right age, no?
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:14 PM
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80. Rhea Pearlman in "Pretty Woman"
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:17 PM
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82. Danny Devito IS Hamlet!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:19 PM
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83. Abe Vigoda in "Dirty Dancing" (and not as the father)
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:28 PM
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84. Richard Gere in My Left Foot
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:28 PM
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85. Tom Cruise in a remake of "Marty."
Paired with Catherine Zeta-Jones or Cameron Diaz as Clara.

Cruise's ego is big enough that he would try that. He actually wanted to do "In the Line of Fire," but that would have been daft. The main character is guilt-ridden because he couldn't save JFK.

On the other hand, speaking of stupid ideas, the lead character in "The Bodyguard" felt guilty because he didn't stop Ronald Reagan from being shot. "No, no, you idiot," I wanted to scream, "It's James Brady you should feel sorry for."
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:38 PM
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88. Good Lord...
...talentless but pretty people who think they'll be taken seriously as artists if they apply some make-up that will make them look like pretty people trying to pretend to look plain. :eyes: :D
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:31 PM
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86. Richard Gere as Salieri in Amadeus
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fit4life Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:35 PM
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87. Rosie O'Donnel as Catwoman
How do you like that suit now? lol
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:41 PM
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89. The cast from Seinfield in "Dangerous Liasons"
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:45 PM
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91. Mel Gibson as Hamlet
Oh wait....
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:49 PM
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92. Harvey Keitel in Big. Flava Flav in Radio
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:50 PM
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93. Jean Claude Van Damme as Gandhi
Or, Steven Seagal.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:21 PM
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97. Or Arnold Schwartzenegger...
..."Civil disobedience??? DON'T BE ZIE GIRLIE-MAN!!! (fires giant explosion/gun, sky fills with smoke)"
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fit4life Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 01:54 PM
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94. ET in Alien vs. Predator
Phone THIS pencil neck! lol
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:41 PM
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98. Keanu Reeves in anything
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 03:05 PM
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99. This one's for real
Eddie Murphy's breakout role as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop was originally offered to....Sylvester Stallone
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 03:27 PM
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100. And Mickey Rourke was set to be in it before Stallone, apparently...
Edited on Mon Jan-31-05 03:28 PM by Crankie Avalon
"...the script attracted the attention of actor Mickey Rourke who was interested in playing the central character. He ordered rewrites and then left the project after he lost interest.

Enter action hero Sylvester Stallone. Stallone himself then rewrote the script and removed the humor as he was only interested in playing a straight faced cop with an exotic gun. Finally after losing interest himself (Stallone would go on to use some of his story ideas in "Cobra") the project attracted yet another writer in the shape of Chip Proser, who would later pen the producers' smash hit "Top Gun".

Finally, Eddie Murphy, having just had two big hits in the shape of "Trading Places" and "48 Hrs" entered the scene cast as the now re-named "Axel Foley"."

Link: http://www.fast-rewind.com/
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 03:42 PM
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101. Chris Farley as Jesus in "Passion"
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