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View Poll Results: Who should be Steve Rogers?
Burt Lancaster 1 2.63%
Charlton Heston 1 2.63%
Paul Newman 5 13.16%
Steve McQueen 9 23.68%
Robert Redford 13 34.21%
Someone else 3 7.89%
I'm fine with Chris Evans in the current era. 6 15.79%
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default History cast Captain America

Just for a bit of fun, who would you cast in a Captain America film if you had a time machine. Anyone you want, you're limited only by your imagination. Some choice to get you started...
Burt Lancaster

Robert Redford

Paul Newman

Steve McQueen

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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I don't like Lancaster for it but the rest could be excellent. I'm a massive Paul Newman fan but I definitely would want McQueen to play Cap. That would be badass.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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It would be a toss-up for me between Redford and Newman. I voted Redford, tho, cause Newman has always been a dead ringer for Marvelman.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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Steve McQueen without a doubt. He's Kirby's Cap brought to life.

And who can play The Red Skull but Klaus Kinski?

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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Robert Redford would be the one for me. Always pictured his face when I was reading the books as a kid (did a manip a few years back with his face as the base as well).

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Old 11-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #6
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I would cast Peter Cushing as Red Skull

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Old 11-28-2010, 08:07 AM   #7
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:55 AM   #8
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I watched Ghost last year and thought to myself, MAN does Patrick Swayze look like Steve Rogers haha, I think he would of been great

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Old 11-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #9
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Steve Reeves is the historic actor to play Cap for me. While Redford has the face... Reeves has the entire package.


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Old 11-30-2010, 06:25 AM   #10
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Steve Reeves should've played as Hercules (the comic character) not the Greek mythological character (which he did play). The comic version of Hercules is based upon Reeves's version. I remember one Avengers issue where some kid thinks he is Steve Reeves.

Robert Redford would've made a fine Cap. If he were at his peak today, I'd want him in the main role. He would bring a gravitas to it that Evans could only hope to match. Redford really is the epitome of the all-American hero on film.

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Old 12-01-2010, 02:40 AM   #11
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Paul Newman would have been cool IMO. Not to meantion we could have then had Captain America Salad Dressing!




He also had the car!


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Old 12-01-2010, 05:18 AM   #12
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Redford would have been a perfect Cap.

Newman should have been Green Lantern. Hal Jordan was supposed to look like him.

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Old 12-03-2010, 05:23 AM   #13
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Redford would have been great... And a personal favourite who I guess missed out by 5-10 years was Aaron Ekhart.

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Old 12-03-2010, 09:24 AM   #14
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How about

Lex Barker


Not an A list actor, but competent enough, and certainly physically he measured up.

Or in the same vein....

Ty Hardin

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Old 12-08-2010, 03:44 PM   #15
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Kirk Douglas- fifties


Clint Eastwood- sixties


Robert Redford- seventies


Kurt Russell- eighties


Brad Pitt- nineties

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #16
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Toss up between Redford and McQueen for me...I went with Steve since he wouldn't have to change his first name.

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:04 PM   #17
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Neal McDonough from 15 years ago.

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Old 12-13-2010, 01:04 AM   #18
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Robert Redford

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:24 PM   #19
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Redford is the perfect Cap.

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #20
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It's gotta be McQueen.

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Old 01-14-2011, 05:05 PM   #21
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Robert Redford and Mike Valley are like twin Steve Rogers' from utero.

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Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #22
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Jimmy Stewart before the serum.

John Wayne after!

Seriously, Charlton Heston could've pulled it off perfectly because he had the voice and presence to match.

Burt Lancaster did all his own stunts back then... I saw some behind the scenes footage of him jumping off trains and some truly crazy stuff. I was amazed that the studio or director let him do some of the things that I was watching... he WAS Captain America.

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #23
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I'm fine with Chris Evans in the current era.

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #24
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I am happy with Chris Evans. If I had a time machine, I would cast Tim Robbins, circa 1993, as Captain America/Steve Rogers.

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I'd narrow it down to McQueen, Newman and Redford, and of those, I'd say Newman is too light-hearted/George Clooney-esque, and Redford is too pretty-boy/ Brad Pitt-esque. McQueen brings the right look and gravity and quiet charisma and overall bad-assery to the role.

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