Lex Luthor Casting Thread - Part 1

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  1. Thread Manager

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]459515[/split]
     
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    BOOM! There, I said it. Who's with me?
     
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  3. DKDetective

    DKDetective Problem Eliminator

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    Who else? He is so perfect in so many ways if I do say so myself, even though I am gunning for Damian Lewis.
     
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    Robin91939 Master Tim

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    I'll say it again.

    Brad. Pitt.

    -R
     
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  5. GreenKToo

    GreenKToo In the fire

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    Leo would be my # 1 choice, followed by cranston, hardy, Denzel, hamm if he didnt get Bats, or sean bean.
    Let me add Isaacs as well. i've been saying his name for 7 years now for lex lol.
     
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  6. Bruce Malone

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    I think only a few actors out there can really pull off the bald headed look and still look intimidating to the point that I wouldn't be surprised if this lex isn't totally bald in the film?

    For example not that I think Dicaprio would take the role but if he did I don't think he'd look all that great totally bald? While for some actors that wouldn't be a problem.
     
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  7. regwec

    regwec Make Mine Marble

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    I don't really understand choices like Pitt, Damon, or Di Caprio. I just find them boring and over-exposed. There is also the fact that choosing someone like that risks the movie becoming about their performance, a la Nicholson's Joker. I don't know this Cranston fellow, as I don't watch TV, but either him or Mark Strong would be much more palatable in my opinion.
     
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    You should watch Cranston's magnum opus performance on Power Rangers to familiarize yourself with his work.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.

    Cranston is a great actor but I would prefer a young Lex. Strong is my #1.
     
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    Dicaprio is a big name who would get asses to the movie. He isn't overexposed anyway imo.
     
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    Robin91939 Master Tim

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    Pick the best actor for the part. I don't care if they're a $20 million-star, or a Golden Globe winning TV star. Pick the best actor for the part. I just feel like the man to play a likable, believable, corporate business man but at the same time, a sinister, cold, calculating shark is Brad Pitt. We need a guy who can make the public love him, and who we will love to hate when we see what he is really up to.

    My list of choices are:

    1.) Brad Pitt
    2.) Tom Hanks
    3.) Mark Strong
    4.) John Hamm
    5.) Michael Rossenbaum
    6.) Jason Isaacs
    7.) Jeffrey Donovan

    Guys who would have been great that I will have to rule out:
    Tom Hardy (Bane)
    Guy Pearce (Mandarin)

    -R
     
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    Speaking of Lex, how many movies should we expect him in? Is it possible he might bite the dust in this?
     
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    See, for me, it is the opposite in that I feel like Strong is overexposed in villainous roles. That is why I find him so boring a choice. In contrast, Damon and Dicaprio typically portray heroes/protagonists. For them to play a villain like Luthor is refreshing and different.
     
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    There's a name that's been in my head for a while. I think he has most of the right qualities to play Lex. I could support this. :up:
     
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    Robin91939 Master Tim

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    I'll bet that Matt Damon gets it -- or will get a VERY strong look.

    Nolan and co. like him. And I know that Christopher Nolan won't have a huge hand, if any, in this film, but Roven will. And Damon was offered the role of Harvey Dent. They like him as an actor -- and they like him as a villain.

    -R
     
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    i agree.. he was good in the departed...translates well.
     
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    Jason Isaacs is actually an interesting suggestion. I think it could work very well. He hasn't had such a big role before.

    Matt Damon could work if they want a physically strong Lex. He did shave his head for Elysium.

    Oh, really?

    They just reboot Supes and have Lex again. Problem solved!
     
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    Dicaprio tends to be rather selective in his roles these days. Not quite as selective as DDL, but selective nonetheless. He doesn't pop up everywhere, so he isn't really overexposed.
     
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    Idris Elba for me.
     
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    He would be very good, because it would work better as a twist villain, I think. Hamm wouldn't have that type of "shock value" I think.
     
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    Patrick Wilson is who im sticking with. He's worked with snyder already and I feel he'd be a great Lex Luthor. He can do charismatic and loveable but also cunning and deceptive.

    my secondary picks:

    Mark strong
    Tom Hardy
    Jason Isaacs
     
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    Patrick Wilson would create a Lex you wish WASN'T bad. I think that's powerful. Patrick for Lex :)
     
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    I wouldn't mind DiCaprio, Damon, Damian Lewis or Idris Elba as Lex Luthor they've all got the range to do whatever version of the character they decide to do!
     
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    Which is exactly the way I see Lex. The kind of Lex we need imo. Patrick Wilson for Lex Luthor.
     
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    It's gonna be a big name so no.
     
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