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Zeldar
04-12-2008, 10:51 PM
This might go in The Game Room since it's for laughs and kicks, but since the main idea is acting, I'll start it here.

We've done things like this before, but this may be a new wrinkle.

Think of a role and an actor who would have The Most trouble bringing it off with anything close to the power of the original actor.

A few examples:

Matthew Broderick as Michael Corleone
David Letterman in the Ryan Oneal role in Love Story
Pauly Shore as any of the Hannibal Lecters
Lon Chaney in the Gene Kelly role in Singin' in the Rain

Sandra Bernhard as Dorothy Gale
Phyllis Diller as Norma Desmond
Natalie Wood in Elizabeth Taylor's role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Judi Dench in Annie Get Your Gun

Moriarty
04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
Woody Allen as The Terminator.

FairyChatMom
04-13-2008, 11:54 AM
Ah-nuld in any Woody Allen role.

Zeldar
04-13-2008, 12:01 PM
Adam Sandler as Will Munny (Unforgiven)
Tom Arnold as Gandhi
Ben Kingsley as Tarzan
Salma Hayek as The Wicked Witch of the West
Grace Kelly as Gypsy Rose Lee
Peter O'Toole in a biopic on Ed Sullivan
Rodney Dangerfield as Hitler

Cisco
04-13-2008, 12:18 PM
Adam Sandler as Will Munny (Unforgiven)
Believe it or not, I can see it.
Ben Kingsley as TarzanI can see it.
Salma Hayek as The Wicked Witch of the West
I can see it.

Two and a Half Inches of Fun
04-13-2008, 12:25 PM
Haley Joel Osment as Walter Lee Younger (A Raisin in the Sun)

Bill Door
04-13-2008, 12:25 PM
Salma Hayek as The Wicked Witch of the West

Not only can I see it, I have some wardrobe suggestions.

Zeldar
04-13-2008, 12:29 PM
Not only can I see it, I have some wardrobe suggestions.

My eyes are opening a tad toward the garments she almost had on in Dusk to Dawn (whatever the actual title is)

Two and a Half Inches of Fun
04-13-2008, 12:32 PM
How about Charlton Heston as a Mexican?

Thudlow Boink
04-13-2008, 12:36 PM
How about Charlton Heston as a Mexican?Well, of course, now: Charleton Heston in just about anything except Weekend at Bernie's.

Colibri
04-13-2008, 02:34 PM
How about Charlton Heston as a Mexican?

Or John Wayne as Genghis Khan.

Cisco
04-13-2008, 07:19 PM
How about Charlton Heston as a Mexican?
Uhh, not an Orson Welles fan, are you?

Sanity Challenged
04-13-2008, 07:22 PM
Samuel L. Jackson as the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz

Two and a Half Inches of Fun
04-13-2008, 07:26 PM
Uhh, not an Orson Welles fan, are you?

Do you think that casting choice was Welles's idea?

Cisco
04-13-2008, 07:35 PM
Do you think that casting choice was Welles's idea?
I have no idea - why? I was just alluding to the fact the Charlton Heston has already played a Mexican.

On Edit: Knowing what I know about Welles, the smart money would be on 'yes'. Everything was his choice when he was allowed a choice. Still curious why you ask.

Two and a Half Inches of Fun
04-13-2008, 07:49 PM
I have no idea - why? I was just alluding to the fact the Charlton Heston has already played a Mexican.

On Edit: Knowing what I know about Welles, the smart money would be on 'yes'. Everything was his choice when he was allowed a choice. Still curious why you ask.

The casting of Heston in Touch of Evil is a famous (but untrue) Hollywood story. Short reversion: it was not Welles's idea; he was not happy about it. This story is the basis of jokes in Ed Wood and Get Shorty. In actuality, Heston was attached before Welles.

And at this point in his career, Welles had no control. Touch of Evil was re-cut and scenes were re-shot without the approval of Welles.

Cisco
04-13-2008, 07:53 PM
The casting of Heston in Touch of Evil is a famous (but untrue) Hollywood story. Short reversion: it was not Welles's idea; he was not happy about it. This story is the basis of jokes in Ed Wood and Get Shorty. In actuality, Heston was attached before Welles.

And at this point in his career, Welles had no control. Touch of Evil was re-cut and scenes were re-shot without the approval of Welles.
If you already knew all this then what was post #9 all about?

Two and a Half Inches of Fun
04-13-2008, 07:56 PM
It was a joke - just like the response in post 11.

NDP
04-14-2008, 12:34 AM
The casting of Heston in Touch of Evil is a famous (but untrue) Hollywood story. Short reversion: it was not Welles's idea; he was not happy about it. This story is the basis of jokes in Ed Wood and Get Shorty. In actuality, Heston was attached before Welles.

And at this point in his career, Welles had no control. Touch of Evil was re-cut and scenes were re-shot without the approval of Welles.

Heston was also the one who got the producers and the studio to have Welles direct the movie. Welles had been originally hired only as an actor.

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