Thursday, June 30, 2011
Counterfeit Casting: Stanley Kubrick
CANDIDATE #1: Michael Shannon
Shannon has always grabbed the viewer's attention when he's on screen. Kubrick had the same effect when his name showed up during the opening credits. Plus, Shannon's quite experienced at playing the freethinker, which is what Kubrick was.
I can't think of anything.
CANDIDATE #2: Paul Giamatti
Giamatti's been slowly rising among the ranks of the best of the best. Perhaps a role like this would give him a boost?
I'm not sure if Giamatti can play someone as tyrannical as Kubrick.
CANDIDATE #3: Robert Downey, Jr.
Downey has already portrayed a prominent director before in Chaplin. Could you imagine if he played the mad genius director? I'd love to see it happen.
That being said, however, I can't entirely see him right for the role. Like Giamatti, I'm not sure if Downey can play such a figure as Kubrick.
Who would cast as Stanley Kubrick? (And, yes, I'm aware that Stanley Tucci played him before.)