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Who should play Harry Dresden in a Movie?

Zachary Quinto
41 (5.9%)
Lee Pace
26 (3.8%)
Ryan Reynolds
51 (7.4%)
Hugh Jackman
91 (13.2%)
Clive Owen
46 (6.7%)
Paul Bettany
19 (2.8%)
Timothy Olyphant
75 (10.9%)
Nathan Fillion
220 (31.9%)
Joe Flanigan
37 (5.4%)
Chris Evans
7 (1%)
Gerard Butler
22 (3.2%)
Neil Flynn
8 (1.2%)
Jared Padalecki
47 (6.8%)

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Author Topic: Perfect Casting, part 2  (Read 826595 times)

Offline j3nnee

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Perfect Casting, part 2
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:09:18 PM »
A woeful revelation to anyone who wants to make little baby Blackthornes...

ROFL that is wrong :P
But yes... I see him as Harry in my mind. It's been burned there for the meanwhile. If I close my eyes I see him as Harry like you see an afterimage after a flash on a camera. :P



Edit:  The first half of this thread can be found here! --Priscellie
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 07:59:05 PM by Priscellie »

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 11:09:30 AM »
It's been said several times already, so I'll just throw my vote into the pile and say that I believe that Butters should be played by Zack Gallaphinacas.  The more he ages, the more he becomes Butters to me.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 01:28:10 PM »
I have always pictured Butters as a Gene Kelly sort...

Not so much helmet haired, of course.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 11:48:13 PM »
everyone has their own opinion, please dont eat me  :o
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Well almost, while I have my opinion I look forward to any opposition that can give me solid reasoning for it. As far as the thread's name sake, we will just have to agree to disagree on anyone that does not at least get the essence and most physical aspects of the book version right. The actor for Harry doesn't have to be 6'9 (camera angles and editing can make that happen anyway.) but, Morgan is Norse-like...


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I really dont think Paul Blackthorne could fit the role, it just doesnt click in my head. they dont have to be 6'9", but at least 6'1" or 6'2" i would think. ive thrown some out there, i still think that Josh Hartnett, or Jared Padaleki , or Sam Worthington would be a good Harry. And yea, thats exactly what i thought of him as in my head. norse. definitely norse.





eh.....is not workin, sorry its all in a quote box O.o



Edit:  Fixed!  --Priscilla
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 02:22:31 AM »
up till today I really didn't see Nathan F as Harry but now I can almost see him doing it.
He does fit the snark factor. :D And he has the look and attitude.

Helps I was rewatching that fake Dr Horrible Emmy broadcast again. He was just so funny in it and I really didn't like him much before but he's growing on me.  ::)

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 05:26:12 AM »
how about Vin Diesel (with hair) as Kincaid
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 01:00:37 AM »
you know, i almost think that could work.....
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 01:33:34 AM »
Okay, I cast the movie and assuming I could get these people for an affordable price

Harry-  that's toughest really, because you need a really strong actor who's tall and rangy,  a younger Peter  Coyote mabye   but I'd choose Eric Bana or maybe Christian Bale

Murphy-  she'd be a little voluptuous but I really like Christina Ricci in that role, short, and does badassed very well with a bit of sweetness. 

Thomas-- Brad Pitt.  No contest here.
Morgan-- Alan Rickman    You need menace.  the problem is that before Turn Coat Morgan has few dimensions.
Lara Raith-- Nicole Kidman
Susan-- Rosario Dawson
Bob -- (voiced by John Goodman)
Butters-- Steve Buscemi or a young Wallace Shawn. Okay he's too old but what about Paul Reubens, who might be gettable.
Michael--  he's particularly tough because the actor must pull off Dudley Do-right without going over the top. He needs to  be underplayed.  Steve McQueen would have been perfect but he's too dead for the role.  okay, I'll go for Russell Crowe, who's versatile enough.  Or Gary Oldman.

Nicodemus -- Christoph Waltz--- have you seen inglorious basterds?   
Duke Ortega--  Benecio del Toro
Kincaid --  George Clooney
Queen Mab-- Lena Olin
Aurora-- Scarlett Johansson
Maeve-- Thora Birch (Christina Ricci being taken)
Madrigal Raith -- John Cusack
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 01:34:57 AM »
I saw this guy on Chuck and thought "OMG, it's Thomas" :D

http://www.ohlalaparis.com/photos/uncategorized/matthewbomer02120601.jpg

He sort of has alot of crazy eye looks in some of the pics so I thought "well that could work if he does Thomas hungry" ;)

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 02:17:17 AM »
Tommy Lee Jones as Eb. (has that been said already?)
Paterson Joseph as Sanya. I don't know how his Russian accent is, but he's a Shakespearean actor, and he also did the narration on National Geographic Wild Russia.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 04:53:03 AM »
Sorry, I have to vote against Jared Padaleki.  He played Thomas Kinkaid (the "Painter of Light") in a Hall-mark style movie over Christmas.  Kind of ruined him as a tough guy--or even tough-ish guy for me.  I'll never be able to imagine him without a paintbrush in his hand ever again....Try to see him with a wand---and have the wand morph into a brush...nope...just does not work for me....
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 09:43:39 PM »
Someone suggested Christopher Waltz as Nicodemus. I agree with this.

I also re watched the LOTR trilogy over the holidays and I am now of the opinion that Karl Urban needs to play Michael... thoughts on this, anyone?

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 02:31:16 AM »
hmmm, that could work. i like karl urban. good actor.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 08:02:17 PM »
I'm new here...and only just started my 3rd Butcher book (Grave Peril) and I can't seem to get away from picturing in my mind Jim Butcher as Harry. 
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 08:11:35 PM »
THANK YOU! I do that too!
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