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Yes, Cap should be American! 73 64.04%
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #76
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As long as he looks like the character i grew up reading about, and can act, i really don't give a **** what his nationality is.

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This is obvious. The character of Captain America should be American, and whatever actor they pick should be able to convincibly play an American, and that's all. The guy could be from Mars for all I care, but if he can make me think he's American, that's all that matters.

It makes no difference that the character has the word "America" in his name. Bruce Wayne is still an American character, and is played by a British actor. Plenty of actors play characters of different nationalities/ethincities all the time. It's called acting. If the actor does his job right, you should be able to go into the movie, pretend you dont know the actor's non-American, and not even be able to tell.

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:35 PM   #78
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #79
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I wonder if the people who insist he be American, because it is Captain America, felt about casting Americans to portray important historical figures from other nationalities.

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:43 PM   #80
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You do realize that Hollywood is in America, right? That the films are made in English which is the language we speak.


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This is obvious. The character of Captain America should be American, and whatever actor they pick should be able to convincibly play an American, and that's all. The guy could be from Mars for all I care, but if he can make me think he's American, that's all that matters.

It makes no difference that the character has the word "America" in his name. Bruce Wayne is still an American character, and is played by a British actor. Plenty of actors play characters of different nationalities/ethincities all the time. It's called acting. If the actor does his job right, you should be able to go into the movie, pretend you dont know the actor's non-American, and not even be able to tell.
Exactly. I've never seen a convincing argument against international casting. It's always, "Captain America/James Bond/Whoever is American/British/Whatever so I want the actor to be the same thing." It's all emotion, not logic. As long as the actor looks the part and can play the part convincingly I'm in favor of him.


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Old 11-23-2008, 01:13 AM   #82
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The last guy who played Cap had brown hair, brown eyes, looked totally unconvincing in the suit & was a horrible actor. Those are the traits we really need to avoid.

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:22 AM   #83
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Italian Red Skull only got hate because they specifically made the character Italian in the movie.
The Red Skull is under-rated in that movie. He was a great B-list cheesy villain. Its annoying he wasn't from Germany but being Italian isn't that bad a change.

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:41 AM   #84
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If everything else about the movie hadn't sucked, maybe I could agree.

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #85
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It irks me when people say things like "Australian Wolverine". Wolverine is not Australian, nor was he ever portrayed as Australian in any of the X-Men films. Hugh Jackman is Australian. Wolverine is not.

There's a huge difference between a real, living human being and a fictional character. As long as Steve Rogers is American, I don't care what nationality the man playing him is.
That was kinda my point.
Oh, yeah-AMERICAN V!

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To me the ideal Cap is an american

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That was kinda my point.
Oh, yeah-AMERICAN V!
V was Nigerian. Weaving wasn't born in America. He spent some time with his family moving between Australia, Great Britain and Nigeria until he settled in Australia where he became an actor.

Evey was played by an Israeli who was raised in America.

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Okay-but neither of those places are England, are they?

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:23 AM   #89
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Okay-but neither of those places are England, are they?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:42 PM   #90
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I'm gonna run down the list again. These are the ones that were met with little to no protest from fans. We have seen thus far:
Black Harvey Dent
Australian Wolverine
Welsh Batman
British Scarecrow
Irish Ra's Al Ghul
Japanese Ra's Al Ghul
British Magneto
British Professor X
Scottish Nightcrawler
American Colossus
Black Commissioner Loeb
New Zealand-born Rogue
Finlandish (?) Jean Grey
British Aunt May
British Doc Ock
Now these movies got backlash or weren't well received, albeit not b/c of ethnic casting choices:
Black Kingpin
Irish Bullseye
Hispanic Invisible Woman (I believe)
White Fox
White Terry Fitzgerald
Italian Red Skull
Black Alicia Masters
American Elektra
British Juggernaut
Hispanic Callisto
Feel free to add any that I may have missed. And I deem it extremely likely that if & when we ever get a Black Panther movie, he'll be played by an American.
Like I said, an American Steve Rogers is preferable but not essential.
The point is that being from america is essential to who Cap is and it is not all if not most of the characters you name. Also i could do without all nonsense that picking a non american Cap will do in the media and these forums. Would it ruin the movie for me, no but its a character centered around being the ideal american it would be wierd if the actor was not.

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The point is that being from america is essential to who Cap is and it is not all if not most of the characters you name. Also i could do without all nonsense that picking a non american Cap will do in the media and these forums. Would it ruin the movie for me, no but its a character centered around being the ideal american it would be wierd if the actor was not.
Like William Wallace being played by an Aussie in Braveheart? Did that bother you? I understand that people want an American...but I want the BEST ACTOR for the role, not the best AMERICAN actor. I love the character and don't think that they should narrow the search to only American Actors.

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I want the Best American Actor

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We do have a few good ones, ya know.



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The point is that being from america is essential to who Cap is and it is not all if not most of the characters you name. Also i could do without all nonsense that picking a non american Cap will do in the media and these forums. Would it ruin the movie for me, no but its a character centered around being the ideal american it would be wierd if the actor was not.
It's essential for Cap, not for the actor who portrays him. It's essential for Batman to be a lonely billionaire playboy and for the Joker to be a psychopathic clown. Do the actors playing them also have to be?

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I understand that people want an American...but I want the BEST ACTOR for the role, not the best AMERICAN actor. I love the character and don't think that they should narrow the search to only American Actors.

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Agreed.

Ones nationality doesn't mean anything nowadays. Lots of British and Canadian actors live in the US now. If the Prince of Persia can be played by a half Jewish half Swedish actor, then by all means Captain America can be played by a really good actor from somewhere else...yes that means even a French guy.

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I want the best possible ACTOR for the role of Steve Rogers please.

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Like William Wallace being played by an Aussie in Braveheart? Did that bother you? I understand that people want an American...but I want the BEST ACTOR for the role, not the best AMERICAN actor. I love the character and don't think that they should narrow the search to only American Actors.

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If, if, IF he best actor for the role happens to turn out to be American, GREAT! If not, so be it. Why settle?
And here's a hair-splitting question; say they got someone who was born here but grew up elsewhere (Like Bruce Lee was)? Or, what if he was born in another country but grew up here? would you consider him American then?

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I'm gonna run down the list again. These are the ones that were met with little to no protest from fans. We have seen thus far:
Black Harvey Dent
Australian Wolverine
Welsh Batman
British Scarecrow
Irish Ra's Al Ghul
Japanese Ra's Al Ghul
British Magneto
British Professor X
Scottish Nightcrawler
American Colossus
Black Commissioner Loeb
New Zealand-born Rogue
Finlandish (?) Jean Grey
British Aunt May
British Doc Ock
Now these movies got backlash or weren't well received, albeit not b/c of ethnic casting choices:
Black Kingpin
Irish Bullseye
Hispanic Invisible Woman (I believe)
White Fox
White Terry Fitzgerald
Italian Red Skull
Black Alicia Masters
American Elektra
British Juggernaut
Hispanic Callisto
Feel free to add any that I may have missed. And I deem it extremely likely that if & when we ever get a Black Panther movie, he'll be played by an American.
Like I said, an American Steve Rogers is preferable but not essential.
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It irks me when people say things like "Australian Wolverine". Wolverine is not Australian, nor was he ever portrayed as Australian in any of the X-Men films. Hugh Jackman is Australian. Wolverine is not.
Ill tell you what really Irks me, the fact that all the Welsh and Scottish actors are classed as Welsh and Scottish but all the English ones are clased as British, why arnt the Welsh and Scottish ones classed as British as well, it pisses me off how the English identity gets swamped up in the British one.

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Captain America basically wears the american flag the entire movie none of those characters has anything like that. To me it will just be wierd if the guy is not american and it will bring unneeded attention

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