Characters that can't be recast

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  1. rijir

    rijir Member

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    Did you know that OJ Simpson was originally supposed to play that role?

    I guess he would rather Be the Terminator than play one.
     
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    Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady in The Thing

    Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle

    Kurt Russell as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China (CLASSIC!)

    Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

    Linda Blair as Regan McNeilly in the Exorcist. She should have won the Oscar that year. F**k Tatum O'Neill!

    Malcolm McDowell as Alex de Large in Clockwork Orange

    Bill Paxton as Hudson in Aliens. That role is still funny as hell and classic!
     
  3. Or Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in Kubrick's The Shining, can U imagine anyone else cast in that role?

    And as some have mentioned before, Brucey boy IS Ash and Jeffrey Combs IS Dr. Herbert West! (although that guy that played in Dagon maaaayyyyybe could pull off a "prequel" of sorts...MAYBE).

    I disagree with Hodder as the only true Jason. Kirzinger kicks ass!!!
     
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    I cannot fathom anyone else as Jack Torrance. Nicholson ran with that role and really brought it to life in his own inimitable way. I've never seen the 1997 tv miniseries of The Shining, which to me looks about as desirable as three day old sushi! :cry:
     
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    Marlon Brando - Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather)

    Samuel L. Jackson - Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)

    ToshirĂ´ Mifune - Kikuchiyo (Shichinin no samurai/Seven Samurai) (or anything else he is in)

    Al Pacino - Sonny (Dog Day Afternoon)

    Sherman Howard - Bub (Day of the Dead)

    Joseph Pilato - Capt. Rhodes (Day of the Dead)

    Mickey Rourke - Marv (Sin City)
     
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    Christopher Lee: Lord Summerisle - The Wicker Man
    Sonny Chiba: Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi - The Street Fighter
    Tura Satana: Varla - Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
     
  7. MrVess

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    By the "standards" of Hollywood executives? There are no such characters. They would happily recast Bugs Bunny. Come to think of that, they already did.
     
  8. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    Argh, more Kane Hodder love. I have nothing against the guy but I'll take Brooker, White, or Dash over Hodder any day of the week.
     
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    Yeah I did hear that and laughed my ass off. I think one of the docs on the DVD mentioned that Lance Henriksen was also an early candidate for the role. I think that would've been good, but a totally different movie.
     
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    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Blasphemy!

    ;)
     
  11. Luna

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    Agreed!
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  12. Actually Steven Weber does a great job playing the novel version of Jack Torrance
     
  13. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    I was quite serious. I'd prefer Anderson for consistancy and nostalgia sake, but if they're going to take the character in a slightly different direction because Anderson thinks she's too good or something(Leslie Easterbrook instead of Karen Black in Devil's rejects was a good example of this), then I say bring it on.
     
  14. onebyone

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    Did you miss that it was an April Fool's Day joke? Of course they couldn't do the movie with a different Scully.
     
  15. Mok

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    No, I realize it was a joke - I think that was actually resolved before my post. I was just offerring that to me, it wouldn't make or break whether I'd see the movie.

    I could write a better X-Files story than the last film and mine would be chalk-full of spelling mistakes. :D

    EDIT: Oh yeah, it was you who had revealed that it was a April Fool joke before I said anything ;)
     
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    I can't see any other person pulling off Borat as successfully as Sacha, before or after it was a known character. Also agree with Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket.
     
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    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I'm of two minds on Jack Nicholson and THE SHINING. I tend to agree with Stephen King that Nicholoson was wrong for the role because he looks crazy from the outset, which isn't good for a role where a man is supposed to be driven gradually crazy over the course of the film. But his performance in that film is so iconic--"Here's Johnny!" is one of the enduring movie images of all time, that I can't imagine anyone else doing it. The TV-miniseries was pretty weak.
     
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    Al Pacino as Tony Montana
    Donald Pleasance as Dr. Sam Loomis ;)
     
  19. Franco

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    Not that I disapprove killing animals just for making movies but those ones killed in Cannibal Holocaust couldn't be recast or wouldn't be replaced with similar ones by current directors since the movie would have lots of problems coming out in cinemas or TV networks.
     
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    Here's some (including TV characters):

    Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett, and Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci from Quantum Leap
    Mike Myers As Austin Powers or Dr. Evil
    Tony Todd As Candyman
    Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, and Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown from Back To The Future
    Any Of The Ghostbusters
    Jim Carrey As Ace Ventura
    Al Pacino As Michael Corleone
    Ray Liotta As Henry Hill from Goodfellas
    Lance Henriksen as Frank Black from Millennium
    Jeff Goldblum As Seth Brundle From The Fly
    Anthony Hopkins As Hannibal Lecter
     

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