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Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
« Reply #150 on: August 03, 2009, 11:56:14 AM »
Nerd here Khorne.  He was supposed to star in Oklahoma on Broadway before he was cast as Wolverine...   :devillol
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #151 on: August 03, 2009, 12:08:35 PM »
    And after the movie wrapped, he did.

    No lie, my brother has the DVD of the show.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #152 on: August 03, 2009, 12:40:29 PM »
    I've seen the show.  Never bought it.  I never did care for Oklahoma enough.   :devillol  I keep an eye on Broadway when they cast a foreigner (aussie) in a big show because usually the talent is pretty awesome.  And honestly as much as I like Hugh Jackman I think he really needs to take a turn as a villian.  He's so good at being bad. He had a new one with Ewan McGregor called Deception where he just looks insane! 

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #153 on: August 03, 2009, 04:00:48 PM »
    sometimes no-name actors are the best fit.  Who had heard of Hugh Jackman before he played Wolverine?

    Agreed. The best thing a casting agent can do, in my opinion, is have an open casting call. Folks that have the chops and fit are in, with no forcing or rewriting the part to fit the actor.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #154 on: August 03, 2009, 07:04:13 PM »
    sometimes no-name actors are the best fit.  Who had heard of Hugh Jackman before he played Wolverine?
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    I did.  He was in a romantic comedy with Meg Ryan... Wife dragged me to it.
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    « Reply #155 on: August 03, 2009, 07:08:53 PM »
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    I did.  He was in a romantic comedy with Meg Ryan... Wife dragged me to it.

    That  :vomit came out the year after X-Men.

    On a related note, my mother-in-law gave my wife a VHS copy of that movie, that I'm sure I'll be forced to watch sooner or later.
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    « Reply #156 on: August 03, 2009, 07:25:45 PM »
    What is Veee Aich Ess?


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    « Reply #157 on: August 03, 2009, 07:38:13 PM »
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #158 on: August 04, 2009, 12:02:57 AM »
    Actually, forget Betty White as Dorcas. I watched Harm's PPT again, and realized she's way too old. I was envisioning White as she looked in her role in Golden Girls.

    Yeah, that's what happens when your elderly grandmother watches said show every single time it's on.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #159 on: August 04, 2009, 12:12:16 AM »
    I saw the first part of Ferris Beuller's Day Off today and the school secretary was played by Edie MClurg. She would be a good one for Dorcas now that she is up in years. She was also the hateful, in your face car rental agent in Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #160 on: August 04, 2009, 04:40:05 AM »
    Tactarov is a fun fighter no doubt.  But to lead the movie of MHI we need a real actor.  No WWE guys, no Football players.  A real stage and movie experienced guy.  Someone who could carry a movie without guns and monsters. 
    Isn't that what I just said?
    To reiterate.... *if* he had more talent and less of an accent, he could be an Owen, but I think that as he is, he *might* work as an agent Franks.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #161 on: August 06, 2009, 01:06:53 AM »
    I missed this one for a week or two, but I just finished the book on monday, so I'm new to the convo anyway.

    Donofrio for Pitt fits well. Big, ugly sumb____ that owns people. They'll need to take some years off of him. Remember, he was young in Full Metal Jacket.

    For agent Franks, I always pictured Raymond Cruz. He's the guy who played total badass Domingo "Ding" Chavez in Clear and Present Danger.

    For Agent Myers, I'm imaging the detective from Fast and Furious, Ted Levine. After the IMDB search to find his name, he is also on Monk.

    Others I want to have various roles are R. Lee Ermey (the Gunny MUST be in it), Tchéky Karyo as Darne. Milo (big red beard, right) is totally John Rhys-Davies, with an American accent, and a trimmed bear from the Lord of the Rings movies.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #162 on: August 06, 2009, 03:02:05 AM »
    Speaking of Raymond Cruz and Correia fiction... I always thought he would make a good Lorenzo from Mr. Nightcrawler/Dead Six.

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #163 on: August 06, 2009, 08:34:00 AM »
    Any actor that comes with his own trimmed bear is worth examination.

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #164 on: August 06, 2009, 02:42:59 PM »
    Others I want to have various roles are R. Lee Ermey (the Gunny MUST be in it)
    Owen's dad?
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #165 on: August 06, 2009, 02:43:42 PM »
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    « Reply #166 on: August 06, 2009, 05:02:42 PM »
    Ermey is too iconic.  His mere presence would steal ALOT of thunder from the film.


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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #167 on: August 06, 2009, 05:17:27 PM »
    Having him be Owen's dad would explain a lot, though.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #168 on: August 06, 2009, 06:29:07 PM »
    Ermey's such a professional actor that I would bet he could pull it off without stealing the show. I mean, he was House's dad, right? Plus, he's a consummate B-movie actor. I think if he toned down his character just a bit, he would be perfect for the role.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #169 on: August 06, 2009, 06:49:02 PM »
    Having him be Owen's dad would explain a lot, though.

    Oh heck yes!

    Think about it, he's absolutely perfect for the role, which at the same time is small enough that we don't have to worry about him goin' all gung-ho and stealing the movie! It's perfect!
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #170 on: August 06, 2009, 10:03:11 PM »
    Ermey's such a professional actor that I would bet he could pull it off without stealing the show. I mean, he was House's dad, right? Plus, he's a consummate B-movie actor. I think if he toned down his character just a bit, he would be perfect for the role.

    He was also in the most recent remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has more than the "Gunny" character in his bandoleer.
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    « Reply #171 on: August 06, 2009, 10:09:46 PM »
    He was also in the most recent remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has more than the "Gunny" character in his bandoleer.
    Yes and R.Lee did a great job as the outgoing sherrif in "Switchback" Also, how about Ray Winstone ( Mr. French in"The Departed" & Teague in "Cold Mtn.") in there somewhere, Milo perhaps?...
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    « Reply #172 on: August 07, 2009, 03:11:49 AM »
    Ray Winstone bugs me.  At least he has ever since Beowulf.  I guess I can't hate him forever and it wasn't his fault they butchered my favorite piece of literature, and the greatest single work of fiction the western hemisphere has produced, not to mention the oldest.  I'll go sit in my corner with my loathing...  him and Robert Zemeckis.  Bastards...
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #173 on: August 07, 2009, 05:49:05 AM »
    Neil Gaiman co-wrote it. You should have known that it would have been changed. Have you read his version of Snow White?
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #174 on: August 07, 2009, 10:37:54 AM »
    Just havin' some fun with ya, Don.

    Now go read MHI! For every day you don't, The Correia beats a baby seal.

    Done!! :bravo

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