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Don't you hate when biographies don't have the right actors!

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I hate when movies of famous people cast actors that look nothing like those people. I understand if maybe they have the personality right, it kind of helps but really it just makes it hard to picture that person if they don't look right.

Alot have said Gary Busey was great as Buddy Holly and he was alright, but he looked like a ******ed Buddy. Buddy didn't look like him at all. Buddy was better looking.

And Phoenix as Johnny Cash bugs me 'cause he didn't really have the Cash persona, it was just an imitation. And it seemed like he didn't age. They'd show him all thin or whatever in some parts when Cash was chubby by that point.

I hate stuff like that. Or Kevin spacey who was way too old to play, what's his name, that one singer. Great, I'm having a brain fart and can't remember. Anyway, the name of the movie was beyond the sea.
 
Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon
 
Phoenix was not only great as Cash, but Johnny hand picked him for the role before his death.
 
I hate when movies of famous people cast actors that look nothing like those people. I understand if maybe they have the personality right, it kind of helps but really it just makes it hard to picture that person if they don't look right.

Alot have said Gary Busey was great as Buddy Holly and he was alright, but he looked like a ******ed Buddy. Buddy didn't look like him at all. Buddy was better looking.

And Phoenix as Johnny Cash bugs me 'cause he didn't really have the Cash persona, it was just an imitation. And it seemed like he didn't age. They'd show him all thin or whatever in some parts when Cash was chubby by that point.

I hate stuff like that. Or Kevin spacey who was way too old to play, what's his name, that one singer. Great, I'm having a brain fart and can't remember. Anyway, the name of the movie was beyond the sea.
Bobby Darin and I think he looked the part at least
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James Franco was perfect for James Dean
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As was Val Kilmer for Jim Morrison
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For what it's worth, Leonardo DiCaprio is supposed to play Teddy Roosevelt in some upcoming Martin Scorsese movie, which makes me think Scorsese hasn't even SEEN a picture of Roosevelt.
 
For what it's worth, Leonardo DiCaprio is supposed to play Teddy Roosevelt in some upcoming Martin Scorsese movie, which makes me think Scorsese hasn't even SEEN a picture of Roosevelt.

In all fairness, any Teddy Roosevelt biography would probably be a piece of crap...the guy started national parks, and beyond that, didnt really do a whole lot as president.
 
In all fairness, any Teddy Roosevelt biography would probably be a piece of crap...the guy started national parks, and beyond that, didnt really do a whole lot as president.

Are you kidding me? He commanded the Ruff Ryders!

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Val Kilmer... my favorite Door.



As amazing as Val was as the Lizard King, I always felt that Jason Patric always bore more of a facial resemblance to Morrison.

See Patric in the Lost Boys - there's a moment in that film where Schumaker superimposes Patric's face over the picture of Morrison, and it's so dead-on it's scary.

Patric would never have been able to give the performance that Val did though.
 
In all fairness, any Teddy Roosevelt biography would probably be a piece of crap...the guy started national parks, and beyond that, didnt really do a whole lot as president.
He was shot once and still got up and gave his speech with a bullet in is stomache. Not to mention his time fighting in the SPanish-American War, his being the only President in history to have received both the Medal of Honor and a Nobel peace prize, his role with the Panama Canal - I could go on. There's a lot to mine in a Teddy biopic, but I don't think Scorsese or DeCaprio are the ones to do it.

As for Spider-Bat's original post, what does it matter if the actor has to pretend to be like somebody? That's why it's called acting.
 
As amazing as Val was as the Lizard King, I always felt that Jason Patric always bore more of a facial resemblance to Morrison.

See Patric in the Lost Boys - there's a moment in that film where Schumaker superimposes Patric's face over the picture of Morrison, and it's so dead-on it's scary.

Patric would never have been able to give the performance that Val did though.

yeah, i noticed that too! patric looked identical to morrison in that movie!

all the imagery, immortal, stay young forever, the "people are strange" song, etc

your right about Val though, he knocked that one out of the park!
 
Agree about Jaquin Phoenix as Cash.
 
Bret Hart?

It's easy to spot Jesse out of the two, but could they not find a guy with a Mullet?
 
Bret Hart?

It's easy to spot Jesse out of the two, but could they not find a guy with a Mullet?

Hint: Mr. Purple tights that lost to Raven. Well, here's the kicker. Jesse Ventura wasn't even working for the WWE when Bret Hart had been screwed.
 

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