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January 2nd, 2020, 15:31
I'm plan on making a series of posts about the great and not so great casting I have seen of my favorite characters. I'll be rating the actor with:
A Perfect!
B Acceptable
C Don't like, but I can see what they were going for
Z Atrocity! What were they thinking??
There will be an image from original source if possible, and my Dreamcast (sponsered by Sega) who I think would have been perfect for the role.
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Hugh Jackman. Rating B


Dreamcast Ernest Borgnine
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January 2nd, 2020, 16:00
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Henry Cavill. Rank B

Dreamcast Clint Eastwood
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January 2nd, 2020, 19:16
I agree with you on Clint Eastwood, but thirty years ago. Haven't yet watched the show so I can't comment on Henry Cavill.
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January 3rd, 2020, 19:00
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
[CENTER]The witcher
what a catch… he'd be romancing corpses, not beautiful women.

Cavill makes more sense for the type of character that the Witcher actually is. The writer is using an ugly character only as a projection, not because it makes sense.

Wolverine, if i remember correctly the comic book version of wolverine is a quite short dude. Other than that Hugh is pretty spot on..
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January 3rd, 2020, 19:13
I don't know Nicolas Cage is a good fit also.

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January 3rd, 2020, 19:28
Nic's accent is too strong, and then there is his inherent skittishness that doesn't fit with the Witcher's coolness.
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January 3rd, 2020, 22:32
Many wanted Mads Mikelsen for Geralt, he does look like geralt from the games and has a cool voice too. At least his brother got cast in the show haha.
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January 4th, 2020, 16:16
Originally Posted by Philistine View Post
Dreamcast Clint Eastwood
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Clint Eastwood?!? Surely you’re joking … he has an incredibly narrow range in which he ‘works’ … and that range expired in the 80s.
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January 17th, 2020, 16:50
Joker



Cesar Romero - A

Jack Nicholson - C (too much Jack)

Heath Ledger - C (good performance, but not classic)

Jared Leto - C

Cameron Monaghan - B

Joaquin Phoenix - A (..for proto-Joker)

Dreamcast Willem Defoe (honorable mentions, Vincent Price, Geoffrey Rush)

Credit where it's due, pictures for this one are from this article :
https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/…rince-of-crime
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January 17th, 2020, 21:51
Maybe but he is also a pretty decent director. Also while I think he is extremely conservative i'm not sure he is a white supremacist. Perhaps I missed somethings that point in that direction ?

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Clint Eastwood?!? Surely you’re joking … he has an incredibly narrow range in which he ‘works’ … and that range expired in the 80s. Now he is just a hateful old white supremacist … good riddance at any point.
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January 17th, 2020, 23:05
Sorry - this got the thread onto a political bent that isn’t appropriate for the subject.
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January 17th, 2020, 23:22
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His films in recent years have all been jingoistic right wing propaganda. Including the recent one about the Atlanta bombing where he takes a right wing anti-media conspiracy theory and slanders a now deceased journalist. Yay, Clint.
edit: removed the rest of my post. I decided I don't really want to get into a discussion about it. Just left the part about his movies.

You refer to one of his movies as evidence of his wrong doing. A movie which is BASED on an a piece of work he did not create and he was not the screenwriter as well. Then, what about INVICTUS?!?!? A movie about black empowerment through sports in South Africa. What about "Gran Torino" and "The mule".
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January 18th, 2020, 01:05
I haven't seen the movie in question and can't comment on it being left, right or middle wing; but i will state that a director - esp one such as client eastwood - choose which movies he will or will not direct. I don't think it is that relevant whether he actually wrote the screenplay.
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Having said that I do think at times people are a bit quick to scream …. While there are real issues that need to be address primarily in people up-bringing with regards to proper behavior that doesn't mean every single word a person utters need to be scrutinized.
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I'll give a soft example (not exactly relevant but still). While I believe that K. harassed F; I'm would not have disqualified K over the event itself given that there is not a continual track record since graduating college. However, I would have disqualified K over his blatant and inappropriate political speech during confirmation. If he can stay angry over a week+ to issue such a speech - and one filled with far flung political conspiracies - I would have concern with him being impartial as a judge.

[This is off topic so this will be my last post in this thread on this topic.]

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edit: removed the rest of my post. I decided I don't really want to get into a discussion about it. Just left the part about his movies.

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