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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:44 PM
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Who is ugly and sinister enough to play Cheney in the movie
they will make about the demise of this administration?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:47 PM
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1. It has to be a big fat guy...
I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue).
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:49 PM
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2. Frank Gorshin in his Penguin costume?
Dead ringer.
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:07 PM
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5. Except that Frank Gorshin's dead...
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 05:08 PM by kmla
I think there are SAG rules against the dead acting.

Hmmm. But then, how do you explain Chuck Norris's acting ability? I've seen dead people with more acting ability than him...


on edit -

*smacks head*

You said "dead ringer", didn't you?

I feel stoopid.

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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 PM
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29. He'd be perfect:
he's dead.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:16 AM
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41. And he played the riddler....
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:59 AM
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51. He also played George Burns recently in a one man show.
So he has experience in one man shows and if he did any of the George Burns-as-god bits, he has a leg up, since cheney plays god sometimes too.

Him being dead is only a technical difficulty for today's filmmakers. See Forrest Gump.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:05 PM
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3. ..
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:06 PM
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4. If he weren't dead, I'd pick Lawrence Tierney
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:07 PM
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6. Brian Dennehey
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:57 PM
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23. Great minds think alike
unfortunately,
fools seldom differ. I was thinking about BD as well. But he isn't ugly... just a really great character actor.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:05 PM
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24. yeah. he's played some really nasty characters is why i thought of him.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:10 PM
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26. But he has also played some great parts
i.e. in Cocoon.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:40 AM
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56. He'd be perfect. He's only 3 years older than Cheney.
And he's got a great range.
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:07 PM
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7. Danny Devito could just revisit his Penguin role.
:shrug:
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:11 PM
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8. Kenneth McMillian - Aka Baron Harckonen from "Dune"
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 05:12 PM by WeRQ4U


And hire the same makeup man too.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:45 PM
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37. Kenneth McMillan, also dead.
Sheesh! He died YEARS ago!

Still, terrific character actor.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:34 AM
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45. My bad.
Maybe THAT'S why I haven't seen him in anything since "Armed and Dangerous" with John Candy.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:41 PM
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9. I think Robert Duvall could handle the roll.
nt
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:04 PM
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12. Yeah, he's a great actor
he can pretend to be someone terrible and we believe it.
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jojog Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:57 PM
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10. Ed Asner
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:03 PM
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11. Don Rickles
:evilgrin:
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:10 PM
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13. Richard Dreyfus
He isn't sinister, but he's a great actor and could do it.

Also, for some reason I see Christopher Walken.

And you know who could play Rove? Barney!
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:38 AM
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44. With very little makeup Dreyfus would look just like Cheney.
He would nail that role!
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:29 AM
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54. he already nailed the role in American President
The scene where he says the line "President's Got a Girlfriend" he drops the corner of his mouth in a total Dick Cheney face.

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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:11 PM
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14. Anthony Hopkins n/t
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:13 PM
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15. Brian Dennehy.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:17 PM
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16. James Woods
but he's too skinny...I'm thinking of this other guy who always plays slime, but don't know his name...
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:20 PM
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17. Gary Oldman
I think he's a Repub though so he probably wouldn't do it.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:21 PM
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18. The guy who plays Lebowski. He's not hideous, like Cheney, but he

has the basic characteristics.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:13 PM
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19. Charles Durning. Excellent choice.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:17 PM
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20. "Nothing is fucked, Rove?"
"The plane has crashed into the fucking mountain!"
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:55 AM
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63. Actually that's David Huddleston
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118715 /

But Charles Durning would be good too.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:19 PM
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21. "The bums will always lose, do you hear me, Lebowski?
THE BUMS WILL ALWAYS LOSE!!!!"
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:47 AM
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60. Great one. Or he could play
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:53 PM
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22. Cheney himself may be available very soon.
Why settle for a lesser evil?
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:05 PM
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25. Richard Dreyfus
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:15 PM
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28. Welcome~!
:hi:
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:53 PM
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32. Dreyfus was great as Al Haig in "The Day Reagan Was Shot"
It was a movie on Showtime a while back. He kicked ass!
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alarcojon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:15 PM
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27. Mike Myers in this role:
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:50 PM
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30. John Lithgow or
Christopher Walken
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:51 PM
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31. Dennis Hopper
Well, at least he's a Republican.
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abbeyco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:59 PM
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33. Is Ernest Borgnine still alive?
He'd be perfect with that scary grin.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:05 PM
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34. is Lionel Barrymore still alive?
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:07 PM
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35. Drew Barrymore could play one of the twins
:shrug:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:09 PM
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36. The Crypt Keeper n/t
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:10 AM
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38. He's not the same at all in looks or build, but that Chertoff guy from
DOHS (jahwohl! mein fuhrer!) looks like a fucking walking corpse. He certainly fits the bill of ugly and evil.
Otherwise, I'd cast that corpulent CHINO Foulwell; he kinda looks like Cheney the Dick (he's fat enough) but he keeps that stupid smile/smirk on his face all the time, unlike snarling Dick-man.
As far as Hollywood type actors?
Brian Dennehy is great, he could do it.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:29 AM
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39. Tor Johnson -- one of Ed Wood's favorites...
...big fat scandanavian guy, played a zombie in "Plan Nine From Outer Space."
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:15 AM
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40. Bill Shatner?
he could pull it off, i just like Shatner and i thought i would mention him. he's not ugly or anything. KHAAAAAAAN!

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:19 AM
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42. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 01:20 AM by enigmatic
He would absolutely KILL as Cheney..
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:24 AM
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43. Raymond Burr, were he still around,
would be ideal. Think of his role as Thorwald in "Rear Window." I had a neighbor who looked like that. Just creepy!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 09:06 AM
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46. It's Steve Martin--and Salon proves it!
Just look at this damned picture!

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2005/10/21/shopg...

Scary.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:45 AM
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47. scary similarity of someone I like with someone I can't stand!
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:47 AM
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48. Russel Crowe w/makeup.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:53 AM
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49. Fred Thompson, of course
it would not be a big leap
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 10:55 AM
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50. AMEN!!! and Bravo!!!!
good call
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:02 AM
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52. Marlin Brando: Apocalypse Now loon who lived in a cave.
Wait a minute, has anyone seen these two together in the same room?
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:05 AM
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53. Jeremy Irons would do a great Dick Cheney.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:35 AM
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55. I started a dud of a thread on casting this movie but didn't...
speculate about Cheney.

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

I've got Ron Rifkin for Libby and Bill Pullman for Fitzgerald. I'll have to give some thought to Cheney. Something is tickling the back of my brain but I may have to do some IMDB surfing to bring it to the surface.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:45 AM
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57. How hard do you think it would be to get Satan...
He could handle the role, I think.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:45 AM
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58. Too busy taking vacations and falling off of bicycles.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:46 AM
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59. Dig up Sydney Greenstreet. He'd be perfect. n/t
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:53 AM
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61. who was the guy who played Mr. Potter in Its a Wonderful Life
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 11:55 AM
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62. Lionel Barrymore
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 12:07 PM
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64. Michael Ironsides
He will have to dye his hair grey.

REEEEVOOOK!!!!
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