There is a film made of your life. Who would play the leading role?

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  1. kingbyname profile image60
    kingbynameposted 8 years ago

    I guess this is a two-part question.

    Who would you want to play you?  Of all the screen legends I'd probably opt for Steve McQueen or one of the French New Wave actors like Alain Delon or Roger Duchesne, star of the criminally neglected classic Bob le flambeur [Bob the Gambler].

    These actors had the art of being effortlessly cool precisely because they never consciously tried to be cool (although McQueen liked to show-off by upstaging his co-stars).

    Second part:

    If a director had the casting vote who would they pick?

    In my case I reckon they might choose Norman Wisdom in his prime, maybe Stan Laurel, anyone prone to the pratfall or misunderstanding.

    What about you?

    1. Rod Marsden profile image74
      Rod Marsdenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The guy who painted Blue Poles might be my choice but by the time my story gets interesting there will be a new slew of actors around so who knows. On second thoughts maybe I'd like someone like Basil Rathbone to play me. He did a great Sherlock Holmes and Holmes was always experimenting with the arts including writing. I am a bit of an historian as well as writer so that should be taken into account, too. 




    2. starme77 profile image70
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think anyone would want to play me , so I most likley would be stuck as myself lol smile

  2. Leelin profile image56
    Leelinposted 8 years ago

    Any of the "big dogs" of acting lol

    If they picked I suppose it would be Brad Pitt jus cus I'm so good looking!

  3. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Audrey Hepburn she was elegant, classic and charming she carried herself gracefully and also had a great sense humor.smile

  4. h.a.borcich profile image58
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    Well, I would have to say Jamie Lee Curtis. For years when I had short hair I was always told I could be her double smile

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Betty Page

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

      Zooey Deschanel, Parker Posey or Jennifer Connelly for me.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow !! Zooey ! smile

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    Audrey Tautou -- French actress

  7. Himitsu Shugisha profile image74
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 8 years ago

    Eddie Murphy

  8. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't permit a film to be made of my life. Hence, the lead role would go to no one.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ! It doesn't matter !
      I'm sure it would be too boring ! big_smile lol

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I wouldn't go that far, but you're right it doesn't matter. big_smile

      2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL< dont be mean to CAGSIL<, he can be like Russel Crowe, A Beautiful and Fertile Mind"

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It was only 1 of my jokes !
          I couldn't resist ! lol

        2. Cagsil profile image80
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol lol lol lol

          Thank you PDH

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      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Makes sense...but what if they made an UNAUTHORIZED version?  You know, 'cause you're so appealing to the public and the tabloids and the paparazzi, and they know they'd make gazillions....

  9. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 8 years ago

    As far as looks are concerned, I think I'd choose Tom Cruise, even though I don't like him. And he is only a tiny, tiny bit better looking than me. But would he manage the British accent?

    The Director would probably choose a slimmed-down version of Rowan Atkinson ...

    Hmm -- Tom would have to lose quite a bit of weight, too.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL< I like Mr bean..

      1. camlo profile image88
        camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So do I -- a lot more than I do Tom Cruise

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    Poppa Bluesposted 8 years ago

    Probably Jack Nicholson!

  11. Chloe Comfort profile image55
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    Alyssa Milano - I've been told by more than one person that we look somewhat similar. We are both Italian, native New Yorkers, same coloring (hair and eyes) - I think she'd be able to pull it off.

    1. Himitsu Shugisha profile image74
      Himitsu Shugishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, can I be the co-star?! Just kidding. smile

  12. caranoelle profile image83
    caranoelleposted 8 years ago

    First part:
    Who would you want to play you?
     
    Angelina Jolie, I love that womans lips.  But I want her curves back for the role.  The emaciated look is not good on her.

    Second part:
    If a director had the casting vote who would they pick?

    Clea DuVall

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    hee hee i love her. she's kind of quirky...

  14. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    First a book and now a film? lol

    Steve Buscemi wink

  15. theageofcake profile image68
    theageofcakeposted 8 years ago

    I would WANT Phil Seymour Hoffman.  I would probably get Jack Black.

    1. mega1 profile image77
      mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      kinda forces you to take a realistic look at yourself, huh! big_smile:

  16. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    They're all different ages, but Meg Ryan (because of "type" and age), Jennifer Aniston (type and coloring).  Possibly Sally Field, if her hair were lightened or Kelly Martin (if it was about my earlier days).    lol  The casting person would probably go with Jennifer Aniston (or else an unknown, of course).

  17. tony0724 profile image58
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Al Pacino , no real reason I just like his movies !

  18. Here to Help profile image57
    Here to Helpposted 8 years ago

    I would have to choose Heath Ledger to play myself. If only for the amazing job he did as the Joker.

    However, if it wasn't my choice then the role would probably go to Jake Gyllenhaal (we look somewhat alike) or Steve Carell (we have a similar sense of humor).

  19. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Christina Ricci, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, or Ellen Page

    and Natalie Portman is a great director too! So is Drew Barrymore!

  20. tony0724 profile image58
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Why Brad Pitt of course ! We look so much alike .

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Well, it would have had to be Katherine Hepburn.  The long brown hair/blue eye thing, and she was independent and classy in everything she did.

  22. Rose West profile image91
    Rose Westposted 8 years ago

    I might end up with Anne Hathaway ... classy yet clumsy.

  23. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    although this is going to make me sound very conceited, but i've often fantasized about my life as a movie, sometimes.  not because i think it would be like a blockbuster or anything like that.  Or that i have self deluded dreams of stardom and fame.  No, i just think of how great it would be, so people could finally understand me as a person.

    Personally, i wouldn't mind seeing either jeremy piven play me in a movie, since he's not a freaking super model, but he looks more like a regular average looking guy. which is basically what i am.  im not a great looking guy, but im certainly not ugly either.   So he already has that look about him.  then as far as acting speed goes, he was able to play a conservative, nerdy, neurotic guy in the HBO FILM, "Don King: Only in America."  Which fits my personality to a "T" in real life.  That's why if i had to pick one actor to play me, then I would pick him out.

  24. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    plus, to add to that.  i can see my dad being played by burt young, since he not only has the same look but his portrayal of paulie, in the "Rocky" series, is exactly how my dad is in real life.  Then I would cast michelle yeoh to play my mom.  she doesn't look exactly like my mom, but i think she could pull it off since she is a great asian actress. 

    my brother and the rest of my friends i've met over the years that played key roles in my life, whether good or bad, i'll have to think about it.

  25. Shay Govara profile image56
    Shay Govaraposted 8 years ago

    Mos Def! He's a great actor and has a lot of qualities like myself.

  26. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    I would play me.

  27. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Either Roseanne Barr or Kathy Bates. OR maybe Delta Burke would be a better choice since she has the Southern drawl.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Habee, great choices.  I also put Camryn Manheim in that category when I think of those women.  Watcha think?

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Umm...to play me:  Kevin Costner.

  29. McMissy profile image54
    McMissyposted 8 years ago

    So amazing! I was discussin this the other day with my sister - she said Reese Witherspoon would play me... interesting.

  30. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    i think kirsten dunst would play my sister in law, since she looks some what like her.

  31. Paradise7 profile image82
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    I'd love it if Angelina Jolie would do the part.  I don't care what the trash mags say about her, I think she's great.

  32. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    I think Drew Barrymore would do a good job of me, but I doubt if she would find the role up to her usual quality.  In reality it would probably have to be some B-grade total unknown, maybe an unknown porn-star!  lol  not because there'd be much sex or anything, but just because they would be willing to speak my ridiculous lines and there would be absolutely no plot!  big_smile:

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you could always get anna farris to play you, she's always willing to say ridiculous lines in her movies all the time.  lol

 
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