Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Counterfeit Casting Mixed Bag

Now normally I mention the actor and then bring up three candidates to possibly portray them. A few times, however, I can only think of one candidate. So here are a few of those examples I thought of.

Dean Martin
Who was he?
A man who knew how to croon and make the women swoon. He also loved a good joke.


CHOICE CANDIDATE: Jon Hamm
A womanizing drinker who's easy on the eyes? Hmm, that description of Dino sounds a lot like Hamm's Don Draper, don't you think? And Hamm's appearances on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock show that he can be, well, a ham.

Ingrid Bergman
Who was she?
A very talented leading lady who, like a fine wine, got better with age.

CHOICE CANDIDATE: Kate Winslet
Have these two ever given a bad performance? They've been in a bad movie or two, yes, but their performances weren't tampered.

Anthony Perkins
Who was he?
An actor who usually played people with their own little quirks.

CHOICE CANDIDATE: Andrew Garfield
Both Perkins and Garfield have played people that are insecure with the goings on in their lives (Perkins in Psycho, Garfield in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). Plus, the resemblance is uncanny, no?

Boy, that was easier than the usual format. Might become a regular thing when I'm stuck on "casting". Let me know if you come up with any for these actors.

7 comments:

  1. New to your blog and I like it.

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  2. They really do seem like the perfect choice, and even though I haven't seen much from Andrew Garfield, he does look a bit like Perkins, especially in that photo.

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  3. It's disturbing how similar Perkins and Garfield look. Gah BIOPIC NOW!!

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  4. I could swear I commented on this post. I really agree with everyone else Garfield and Perkins are strikingly alike.

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  5. And if anyone has seen the TV Show "Sugar Rush" Garfield can play quirky quite well!

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  6. Garfield/Perkins is uncanny! Fun post.

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  7. I just have to second the Garfield Perkins pairing as über-true!

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