Cast the X-Men movie 30 years ago!

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  1. ICXCNIKA Registered

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    If X-Men was made 30 or 40 years ago, who would you cast? I'd say Yul Brynner for Professor X, Clint Eastwood for Wolverine, and maybe Jane Fonda for Jean Grey.
     
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    this has been done alot before, but the search function is half-useless so no harm in it I 'spose.

    mid-to-late 70's cast quick thoughts

    Peter Fonda as Cyclops
    Pam Grier as Storm
    Sly Stallone as Wolverine
    Raquel Welch as Jean grey
    Arnold Schwarzenegger as Colossus
    Richard Harris as Banshee
    Will Sampson as Thunderbird
    George Takei as Sunfire
    Martin Landau as Magneto

    I could do a less almost "all-icon" cast if I had as good knowledge of 70's film as I do current film.
     
  3. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Professor X - Yul Brynner
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    Wolverine - Jack Nicholson
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    Storm - Pam Grier
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    Jean Grey - Jacqueline Bissett
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    Iceman - Mark Hammil
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    All I can think of for now.
     
  4. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Thought of some more...

    Magneto - Jack Palance (sorry, I couldn't find a better picture)
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    Shadowcat - Brooke Shields (yeah, I'll be flamed, but still)
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    Colossus - Arnold Schwarzenegger (good call, BT18)
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    ^ I considered Brooke Sheilds but she's 6 feet tall and not particularly Jewish looking.
     
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    Pam Grier would've been an awesome Storm! Good choice! Those are great pictures of Yul Brynner and Jack Nicholson, too. Those guys definitely would've done well in those roles.
     
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    Martin Landau is a great choice for Magneto! And I also think Stallone would've been a good Wolverine.
     
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    Brooke Shields would've made an awesome Shadowcat!:up:
     
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    Shadowcat's Jewish? The only Jews who are "Jewish-looking", though, would be those from the Middle East, with the dark features. A convert to Judaism won't necessarily look Jewish.
     
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    No, sorry, but to the barely keen eye you can identify common jewish physical features, many of which overlap with other eastern medditerranian and Central Eurasian ethnicities, but all together have something of a uniqueness. In addition to someone like the blue-eyed, Northwest European being identifyable as being at almost the opposite end of the caucasion spectrum.
     
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    I mean, someone, though, who doesn't remotely fit a person's idea of what a Jew should physically look like, who's a convert to Judaism, no one would ever know, by looking at this person, that he or she is Jewish. My whole point was that a person can look at someone and know immediately, or be fairly certain, what his or her ethnicity is. But religious faith is something subjective, and has no influence on physical appearence; setting aside religious clothing, etc. Now, there are several common Jewish physical features, since there's a mixture of religion and ethnicity, here, but if Shadowcat is Jewish, is she supposed to possess any of these features, or have none of these features at all, and be a convert?
     
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    ^ Kitty is supposed to look somewhat Jewish and the actress playing her shouldn't look uber-aryan.
     
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    Paul Newman as Angel
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    For those who don't know what my picks looked like, here are some pics:

    Peter Fonda as Cyclops
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    Pam Grier as Storm
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    Christopher Plummer (Canadian, 5' 9") as Wolverine
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    Raquel Welch as Jean grey
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger as Colossus
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    Richard Harris as Banshee
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    Will Sampson (Native American, 6' 8½") as Thunderbird
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    Great choices! I wish I knew more about Christopher Plummer, though.:(
     
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    Jack nicklson agree on wolverine he hd the sideburns in the 70S he looked the part, played a Wolf remember too.
     
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    Christopher Lee for Magneto

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    You rock.

    De Niro for Wolverine.
     
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    i am shocked and angry no one has said burt rynalds
     
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    Jack Nicholson would have been a perfect Wolvie :(
     
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    Thanks.

    Personally, I think De Niro would've made a better Punisher than Wolverine. Nicholson remains my top pick for a 1970s' Wolverine.

    True, Nicholson isn't the buffest guy in the world. He could've bulked up a bit, though. It's not like Plummer had the right physical approximation, either.
     

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