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Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
« Reply #325 on: May 04, 2011, 07:55:02 am »
Don't take personal height as a ruler so much.  Simple movie magic can do a lot.

Remember, in the X-Files, Scully and Mulder are close to the same height. But Gillian Anderson's about 8 inches to a foot shorter than David Duchovny.

(if you can find them on yourtube, watch the gag reels - there's a hilarious one where GA falls off the soapbox in mid sentence, and completely out of frame, while talking to DD)

ETA : Here we go -

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    Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
    « Reply #326 on: May 04, 2011, 09:08:30 am »
    Same here.

     Just a thought, if this goes hot I wonder if a bunch of us can get cast as a newbie squad/extras/red shirts? ???

    By this, I'm reading "expendable crewman".  Right?  I'd be all over that!

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    « Reply #327 on: May 04, 2011, 09:32:48 am »
    Sam Haven: Sam Elliott
    Agent Franks: I can see Thomas Jane, or maybe Patrick Warburton
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    « Reply #328 on: May 04, 2011, 09:39:34 am »
    Franks could be played by The Rock's cousin and stunt stand-in Tanoai Reed:




    That shot right there makes me think Tattooed Man, actually. Which, come to think of it, The Rock might work for.

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    « Reply #329 on: May 04, 2011, 11:32:34 am »
    In my head I always saw Franks being played by Clancy Brown...now too old for the part...
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    « Reply #330 on: May 04, 2011, 01:05:47 pm »
    Not big enough, either.

    He's 6'3"!!  Put him in the gym with a high-calorie diet for a few months... HULK.

    I think he'd be perfect.


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    « Reply #331 on: May 04, 2011, 01:07:18 pm »
    Agent Franks: I can see Thomas Jane, or maybe Patrick Warburton

    Patrick Warburton is a better voice actor than live actor.


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    « Reply #332 on: May 04, 2011, 01:39:26 pm »
    Patrick Warburton is a better voice actor than live actor.


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    « Reply #333 on: May 04, 2011, 02:39:09 pm »
    Plus it would be hard for me to see him in a serious role. I'd keep waiting for Elaine to show up.

    Yeah, I hear him, but I keep seeing either the Tick, or Kronk.

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    « Reply #334 on: May 04, 2011, 02:53:12 pm »
    Plus it would be hard for me to see him in a serious role. I'd keep waiting for Elaine to show up.

    Or his wife on the new show, Megan Price.  Mmmm.
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    « Reply #335 on: May 04, 2011, 02:57:57 pm »
    Brock Lesnar might work as Franks in MHI.  He's already huge.  Give him a suit and a pair of shades, only has to say about two words and beat on Owen.  He's good at beating on people.

    Don't know if he could pull of MHV though.
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    « Reply #336 on: May 04, 2011, 03:05:32 pm »
    If we go that route, I'd much rather have Steve Austin or John Cena.  At least they are half-way decent actors.


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    « Reply #337 on: May 04, 2011, 04:28:33 pm »
    The problem with wrestlers is they are under contract with Vince Macmahon.  You don't want that in MHI...
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    « Reply #338 on: May 04, 2011, 04:59:17 pm »
    True.


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    « Reply #339 on: May 04, 2011, 07:00:20 pm »
    The problem with wrestlers is they are under contract with Vince Macmahon.  You don't want that in MHI...

    Lesnar is in MMA, not WWE.  Don't recall which flavor.

    And I don't know why it slipped my mind, but my mental image of Franks was always of a mammoth black dude...and everyone we've been discussing is white.

    So...Michael Clarke Duncan, anyone?
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    « Reply #340 on: May 04, 2011, 07:06:00 pm »
    Lesnar is in MMA, not WWE.  Don't recall which flavor.

    He was referring to my picks of Austin and Cena.  Not Lenar.  He left the WWE in '04, which would put him well out of McMahon's sphere of influence.


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    « Reply #341 on: May 04, 2011, 07:11:50 pm »
      Hmm, see I never saw Franks as a black guy  :hmm  I thought he was intended to look like a stereotypical ugly white guy (As competition for that title against Owen  ;D).

      Steve Austin is actually a mediocre actor.  I was surprised he was as good as he is.  

    Patrick Warburton is too old for the role (in my opinion).   That's the sole reason I don't think Adam Baldwin would work.  

      All I know is in my opinion:   Outside of Owen (of course being the main character ::)), and Sam haven, about 75% of the character researc better make sure Franks is portrayed by a good actor...I liked Franks in MHI, and MHV he totally kicked ass (Really, no spoilers, but....seriously...Owen woulda been toast without him).

      I'd PAY to be a red shirt in this...but I think it'd be a heckuva travel for a 5 second screen death scene.... Unless they film an episode in Montana  ;D
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    Re: Casting Monster Hunter International - Merged Topics
    « Reply #342 on: May 05, 2011, 10:55:17 am »
    I just had a crazy idea: What about Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Owen? He's not too pretty, big, can pull off the muscle-man look, and can definitely fight.

    And what about Anthony Hopkins as Ray IV. He's dignified as all, but at the same time can definitely pull off the bat-s*** crazy part of the character. Anyone remember Silence of the Lambs?
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    « Reply #343 on: May 05, 2011, 11:52:04 am »
    Larry obviously based the character on himself.  So it should be somebody resembling Larry, somewhat younger, built like an old-school WWE wrestler (large, not fat, not overly defined or muscle-bound).

    So far the best I'm hearing is Liev Schreiber after a six month bulk up.


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    « Reply #344 on: May 05, 2011, 12:36:10 pm »
    In my head I always saw Franks being played by Clancy Brown...now too old for the part...

    Funny you say that, considering the role he played in The Bride.
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    « Reply #345 on: May 05, 2011, 12:44:13 pm »
    Larry obviously based the character on himself.  So it should be somebody resembling Larry, somewhat younger, built like an old-school WWE wrestler (large, not fat, not overly defined or muscle-bound).

    Like the Big Show...except he works for Vince McMahon.  Dude was apparently in Waterboy.  I'll have to go review that.
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    « Reply #346 on: May 05, 2011, 12:47:50 pm »
    Like the Big Show... <snip> Dude was apparently in Waterboy.  I'll have to go review that.

    Yeah.  He was the wrestler that made fun of him on TV.  Captain Insane-O I think.


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    « Reply #347 on: May 05, 2011, 01:01:28 pm »
    Funny you say that, considering the role he played in The Bride.

    Wow, didn't know he played that...thinking more along the lines of how he played the guard in Shawshank Redemption and SGT Zimm in Starship troopers seemed to be very Franks like....again though, I think he has passed the age for that character..pity
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    « Reply #348 on: May 06, 2011, 09:47:58 am »
    A description, from another author, (the late great Douglas Adams) which I sometimes think of when envisioning Franks:

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    « Reply #349 on: May 08, 2011, 10:36:00 pm »
    So here's a list I would like to see for an MHI movie or TV show:

    I have always imagined Agent Franks being played by John DeSantis, he definitely has the acting chops plus he's huge and has a low rumbling voice. He also seems to favor doing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror stuff.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0220883/

    For me Sam Haven has always been Sam Elliot. While I would love to see Jewel Staite in there as Holly like I have seen suggested, she has always had the wholesome girl next door appeal to me. Timothy Dalton or Daniel Day Lewis as Darnae

    William Fichtner as Agent Meyers http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001209/ However I also like Will Patton or David Morse for this role

    I'm really unsure on Earl but I think that Stephen Lang or Tim Roth might fit the role.

    I could see Paul Telfer as Grant http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1533208/

    Joanne Kelly as Julie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1162399/

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    Erica Cerra as Julie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1569714/

    Zack Ward as Milo http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911933/


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