Re: Captain America 2: News and Speculation - Part 2
Originally Posted by Dark Raven
Well maybe other than Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson, although it's arguable that Redford is bigger than Nicholson.
The only other living actors on Redford's level I can think of are Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery. I suppose there's also De Niro (but he shows up in everything), Pacino and Dustin Hoffman. I think the fact that De Niro and Hoffman were in Meet the Fockers kind of makes them a bit more common place.
Redford probably wouldn't have his name attached to any old movie unless he were really confident in it and it had a certain calibre.
Well Lions For Lambs got pretty well trounced by critics and flopped at the box office as I recall.
You know, it occurs to me that Captain America is basically the superhero equivalent of Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way and all that stuff.