History cast Captain America

Discussion in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' started by Silvermoth, Nov 21, 2010.

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Who should be Steve Rogers?

  1. Burt Lancaster

  2. Charlton Heston

  3. Paul Newman

  4. Steve McQueen

  5. Robert Redford

  6. Someone else

  7. I'm fine with Chris Evans in the current era.

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  1. Silvermoth

    Silvermoth Avenger

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    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
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    Robert Redford
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    Paul Newman
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    Steve McQueen
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    Charlton Heston
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  2. hugekent

    hugekent Well-Known Member

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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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  3. captainrogers

    captainrogers Diluted SuperSoldier

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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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  4. Eddie Dean

    Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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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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  5. wobbly

    wobbly Occasional Scribbler

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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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  6. redhawk23

    redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    I would cast Peter Cushing as Red Skull
     
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  7. Whiskey Tango

    Whiskey Tango Well-Known Member

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    spiderguy252000 Well-Known Member

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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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  9. Rage

    Rage Valar Morghulis

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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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  10. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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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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  11. Denny67

    Denny67 Well-Known Member

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    Paul Newman would have been cool IMO. Not to meantion we could have then had Captain America Salad Dressing!

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    He also had the car!

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  12. Kurosawa

    Kurosawa Well-Known Member

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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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  13. Bren

    Bren Forevernoob

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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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  14. afan

    afan Well-Known Member

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

    Or in the same vein....
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    Ty Hardin
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  15. NEXUS 6

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    Kirk Douglas- fifties

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    Clint Eastwood- sixties

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    Robert Redford- seventies

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    Kurt Russell- eighties

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    Brad Pitt- nineties
     
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  16. JeetKuneDo

    JeetKuneDo Guitarist

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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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  17. KatarHol

    KatarHol Well-Known Member

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    Neal McDonough from 15 years ago.
     
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  18. Mrs. Sawyer

    Mrs. Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Robert Redford
     
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  19. Sawyer

    Sawyer High King

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    Redford is the perfect Cap.
     
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  20. GhostPoet

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    It's gotta be McQueen.
     
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  21. piccolo

    piccolo Doom is watching you

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    Robert Redford and Mike Valley are like twin Steve Rogers' from utero.
     
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  22. Marvel

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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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  23. Ultra Lantern

    Ultra Lantern In Darkest Night!

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    I'm fine with Chris Evans in the current era.
     
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  24. jonathancrane

    jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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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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  25. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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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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