Biopic casting

Monday, May 31, 2010 5:30 PM By Simon

I, being a hypothetical person (and, yes, that means I am typing this in theory, just like my existence is but a theory), like to toil away in my head whaty established actor might play a given person within history. For instance:



Diane Arbus. Now, who do you think would play her, physically and/or acting wise? Yes, I am aware that Nicole Kidman played her in Fur, but that was a leap, y'know? More to service the story than any real resemblance. Here, in the face, if we touted her down a bit:



Yes. Scarlett Jo-whatserface. Seriously, have her lose the makeup, smile, and give her a butch haircut, it just might work, dammit. Now, we'll have to work on the acting side of it...

So, my pretties, who would you cast as who?

12 comments:

Robert said...

Ooh, they DO look alike...I think if they made it a comedy, Scarjo could maybe handle it...haha.

As for my own biopic choice? How about...Cate Blanchett as George Washington? Yeah, that would be interesting. (As you can see, I'm a bit short on ideas)

May 31, 2010 at 7:36 PM
SugaryCynic said...

slightly off-topic but I watched Fur with a 100-odd degree fever and it screwed with my head (though wolf-Robert Downey Jr played a large part in that)

May 31, 2010 at 8:44 PM
Simon said...

Robert: Cate Blanchett...by jove, you may be onto something!

SugaryCynic: Well then, next time you get a fever, steer far from David Lynch. I had the flu when I first watched Eraserhead, and I'm still not sure what exactly I hallucinated.

May 31, 2010 at 8:48 PM
The Floating Red Couch said...

I like the idea of Viggo Mortensen playing me.....it just seems to fit

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