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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 10:51 PM
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Is Pixar going to have to make the Michael Jackson biopic?
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I think so. If they did it live, they'd have to choose an actor who's...

* tall and too thin
* rather eccentric
* more feminine in his features than masculine
* with a high-pitched voice, and
* in love with roles requiring heavy makeup

The only actor I can think of at this juncture that fills all the requirements is Johnny Depp. Who else would they get? Ron Perlman's the size of a city bus. Tyler Perry's known for drag. Eddie Murphy's about the right shape, but Eddie's a comic actor and this isn't a comic role. But if you cast Johnny Depp as Michael Jackson there'd be riots in the streets. "You sayin' a black man can't play a black man?" Well, it'd be rough in this case.

I think the most compelling reason to do the Michael Jackson story as computer animation is MJ's love of plastic surgery. It's the nose, folks; you can't do a convincing Michael Jackson unless you can at least come close to his nose. It'd be very hard to do it on an actor--especially one with a natural African-American nose--but easy on a computer.

Pixar does very convincing animation, and I think it's the only way to do this story in a convincing fashion.
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