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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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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6045 on: April 20, 2013, 06:05:24 PM »
I mean, there really is only one obvious choice for Lea.

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6046 on: April 21, 2013, 12:07:47 AM »
There's only a few roles I've ever really felt sure about.

Michael Carpenter - Ewan McGreggor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/?ref_=sr_1

Leah - Famke Janssen http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000463/?ref_=sr_1
(though, I'll admit Christina Hendricks would probably also be a good choice)

Jared Kincaid - Bradley Cooper http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177896/?ref_=sr_1

Nicodemus - Christian Bale http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000288/?ref_=sr_1

John Marcone - Christopher Meloni http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005221/?ref_=tt_cl_t5

Voice of Bob - Bruce Cambell or Jason Lee http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0132257/?ref_=sr_2
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005134/?ref_=sr_1

The Mail Carrier (at the beginning of Storm Front) - Jim Butcher http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0124688/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Other suggestions:

Harry Dresden - Lucas Bryant http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/oG4VxcSycQM/HAVEN+Cast+Celebrity+Fan+Fest+2012+Comic+Con/6LO7S4jyOjB/Lucas+Bryant
Karen Murphy - Amy Adams or Sarah Michelle Gellar http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010736/?ref_=sr_1
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001264/?ref_=sr_5
Will Borden - Josh Hutcherson http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1242688/?ref_=sr_1
Donald Morgan - Liam Neeson http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000553/?ref_=sr_1
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6047 on: April 22, 2013, 01:55:37 AM »
There's only a few roles I've ever really felt sure about.

Michael Carpenter - Ewan McGreggor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/?ref_=sr_1

I've always pictured Michael Carpenter as taller and more more substantial than Ewan McGreggor, more like Hugh Jackman.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6048 on: April 22, 2013, 02:33:01 AM »
I've always pictured Michael Carpenter as taller and more more substantial than Ewan McGreggor, more like HUGE Jackman.

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6049 on: April 22, 2013, 02:02:09 PM »
I like the casting for Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.

For Michael, I picture Gerard Butler.  I can hear him telling Harry not to yada yada the Lord.



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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6050 on: April 22, 2013, 02:34:21 PM »
Ive been trying to figure out a good actor for Billy Borden, and I think Ive settled on one of the Ashmore Twins.  It probably doesnt really matter which one, they are both comparable actors.  It might be randomly cool to use Shawn for early Billy, and Aaron for the later one after billy was supposed to have bulked up a bunch, but I think they'd need a story with more flashbacks to make that sort  of thing necessary. 

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6051 on: April 22, 2013, 11:55:31 PM »
I've always pictured Michael Carpenter as taller and more more substantial than Ewan McGreggor, more like Hugh Jackman.
I am perfectly aware he's not the right build. Body-building during pre-production and shoe inserts/trick photography could fix some of that. That's not the point I am getting at, though. I think he has what it takes to bring the character and personality of Michael Carpenter to life, which I think is more important. I was thinking the same thing when Zachary Quinto originally had my vote as Harry Dresden.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6052 on: April 23, 2013, 06:37:18 PM »
Ewan has a good match for the personality, but I agree with those that say he just has the wrong appearance. Even as old as he is, he still has a very boyish look to him that isn't quite right for Michael.

Personally ive always seen Michael as an Eddard Stark type character. A man with a quiet strength and honor that just kind of radiates from him. A person who stands out as seeming out of his time, that would seem more at home as a knight defending some mid evil castle from a dragon. Someone who comes off as a bit tired and world weary from all that he has dealt with, but just keeps carrying on for the greater good.

In fact if I were a betting man, id be willing to put money on the idea that Eddard was one of Jim's major inspirations for Michael.
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6053 on: April 23, 2013, 07:47:37 PM »
Ewan has a good match for the personality, but I agree with those that say he just has the wrong appearance. Even as old as he is, he still has a very boyish look to him that isn't quite right for Michael.

Personally ive always seen Michael as an Eddard Stark type character. A man with a quiet strength and honor that just kind of radiates from him. A person who stands out as seeming out of his time, that would seem more at home as a knight defending some mid evil castle from a dragon. Someone who comes off as a bit tired and world weary from all that he has dealt with, but just keeps carrying on for the greater good.

In fact if I were a betting man, id be willing to put money on the idea that Eddard was one of Jim's major inspirations for Michael.
He's got the right build, but to me he doesnt radiate the same humble benevolence and Inner Peace that Michael has.  Even in GoT when he is those things, he looks more haunted than Id want for Michael.  Eddard has the of a of a King, with all the weight that brings.  Michael needs to have the face of a Saint
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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6054 on: April 23, 2013, 07:53:31 PM »
Not the face of a Saint but the face of a Good Man.
Witness how, but for Harry, Michael would have near killed
the man who kidnapped his daughter.

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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6055 on: April 23, 2013, 08:02:43 PM »
Ive been trying to figure out a good actor for Billy Borden, and I think Ive settled on one of the Ashmore Twins.  It probably doesnt really matter which one, they are both comparable actors.  It might be randomly cool to use Shawn for early Billy, and Aaron for the later one after billy was supposed to have bulked up a bunch, but I think they'd need a story with more flashbacks to make that sort  of thing necessary. 


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Re: Perfect Casting, part 2
« Reply #6056 on: April 23, 2013, 08:08:15 PM »
Not the face of a Saint but the face of a Good Man.
Witness how, but for Harry, Michael would have near killed
the man who kidnapped his daughter.
True, and massive rage should not be outside of his scope, but on the by-and-large his face should be able to show more contentment and i Dunno, Zen, than Ive ever seen from Eddard

I'm an idiot. I never knew there were two of these guys.
hehe, ya, it was a long while before I found out either.  They've said that more than once they've both auditioned for a part and it came down to a coin toss.
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« Reply #6057 on: April 23, 2013, 08:11:41 PM »
True, and massive rage should not be outside of his scope, but on the by-and-large his face should be able to show more contentment and i Dunno, Zen, than Ive ever seen from Eddard
hehe, ya, it was a long while before I found out either.  They've said that more than once they've both auditioned for a part and it came down to a coin toss.

True on Michael.  I've got a feeling that if there is ever a Dresden movie and Michael is in it.
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« Reply #6058 on: April 23, 2013, 08:39:18 PM »
hehe, ya, it was a long while before I found out either.  They've said that more than once they've both auditioned for a part and it came down to a coin toss.
Hahahah, poor them! Though looking closely, I can pick up some differences in them. Not enough to make you think "different person!" but enough to make you take a second look. :)
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« Reply #6059 on: April 23, 2013, 08:44:06 PM »
I know there are two of them since long ago, but I never remember which one worked in any given work. Earthsea, for instance. I would need Imdb.

I approve the Eddard look for Michael.
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