Monday, October 02, 2006

Movie dream team

Making moviesSo, let's say you were making a movie, and let's say money was no object in terms of getting the cast you want for it. Let's also assume that anybody whose work you have seen and admired is available. You've got the pick of the bunch. Whether your thing is low-budget Belgian cinema or overinflated Hollywood stylings, what would be your dream cast?

The only limits I will put on your imagination is that you must choose six actors or actresses. They can be any mix you like, any age, etc, but they must all be alive and you must use them at their current age. So you can't say "a young Robert De Niro", for example.

Here are mine:

Christopher Walken
Johnny Depp
Eamonn Walker
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Jennifer Connelly.

(What's great -- and this is totally coincidental -- is that all of these people have previously been mentioned in my writings in blogland. Click the links to refresh your memories if you wish.)

Walken has to play Depp's dad. Giovanna and Jennifer are best friends who met while the latter was travelling in Europe. Not sure what roles to give Walker and Hoffman yet, but they're great at everything, so it really doesn't matter.

Join in the fun... Leave your six in the comments box! I'm looking forward to seeing them.

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Blogger Red said...

Ach, ya big thievin' bastard, you knew I wanted Eamonn and Giovanna in my movie!

Anyway, here are my six:

Eamonn Walker
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Billy Crudup
Jared Leto
Catherine Keener
Brendan Fraser

And can I also have Paul Newman, please?

02 October, 2006 17:31  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Yikes, only six!!!!!!!

Keanu Reeve
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Vincent D'Onofrio
Reboert Redford
Forrest Whitaker
Jessica Lange

NO No I need more choices!!!

but heck, right now my mind is going into overdrive imagining the characters I could build with these six...

and it's really sad because oh shit, I have to change it, forget Chloe...

02 October, 2006 17:46  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Um, I am on instant messenger with I don't know I think it's called msn right now, and will stay on for half an hour if you want to include me in your listings...

02 October, 2006 17:48  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: Sorry dude. Sheesh, see what I gotta put up with. Good list; I considered the Leto, but I knew you'd blow a fuse. Figured I'd played safe...

Candy: I thought six would be tough to find, to be honest, but once I started it got difficult to narrow it down. Cool choices there. I like them all, and most of them have yet to hit their full potential, I think (excluding Bobby R and Jessie L, natch).

02 October, 2006 18:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The things I'll do instead of work! Sheesh!

Keanu Reeves cuz even though he's a terrible actor, he's way up there on the jerk-offable scale and he's in a bunch of my favorite movies.

Tom Cruise, if it were a movie about "outing" a straight guy who was a big giant asshole, but became a great guy once he admitted that he was a frilly-panty wearing bonesmuggler.

Edward Norton - he's just great.

Marky Mark - REALLY love he'd have to be nekked quite a bit.

Owen Wilson cuz he makes me laugh and I find his nose endearing.

Ed Harris - there's just somethin about him.

Hmmm...I didn't get to the girls.

02 October, 2006 19:29  
Blogger The_'Real'_Batman said...

Christian Bale - plays psychopathic loners, arresting performances

Amy Adams - fiery redhead, loved her in Junebug

Susan Sarandon

Paul Newman - a swansong needed from him

Steve Carell - best actor with comedy around

02 October, 2006 19:50  
Blogger _z. said...

Here's my dream team...(chosing only 6, is pure torture)
today, the list goes along those lines... tomorrow I am sure I may have another list.

directed by Quentin Tarantino: (crazy f* up movie)
- Harvey Keitel
- bruce willis
- Samuel L jackson
- john travolta
- uma thurman
- natalie portman

As with every dream team, there are bench players... so I am going to cheat and use this option.
here is my bench crew.

Directed by Clint Eastwood: (to make you cry/drama movie)
- donald sutherland
- sean penn
- scarlet johanson
- clive owen
- morgan freeman
- dakota fanning

I would be the prodcer and I would have Keira Knightley and jessica alba as my assitants!

this proved to be a most difficult exercise, you have no idea how many times I had to erase, and modify... you are cruel.
I am still not sure of my lists... eventhough I cheated, I could have and add many combination...
great idea mate.

02 October, 2006 20:22  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I'll take

Jean Paul Belmondo
Penelope Cruz
Tom Waits
Sarita Choudhury
Woody Allen
Thandie Newton

02 October, 2006 21:49  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

johnny depp
edward norton
natalie portman
nicole kidman
christopher walken
ewan mcgregor

i'm sure if i actually had time to think i'd switch it up a bit, but i also knew thinking about it would be tortuous... so i just went with my instincts... for a comedy cast... it'd be totally different... like:

owen wilson
kate hudson
steve carrell
dana carvey (whatever happened to him)
amy poehler
martin short (or robin williams... can't decide)

02 October, 2006 23:53  
Blogger The Anti Crapitalist said...

Walken & Depp get my vote - but there would have to be some weird song and dance routine plus the obligatory father and son "watch up the ass" monologue.

03 October, 2006 00:07  
Blogger Tanya said...

Johnny Depp
Jeff Goldblum
Judi Dench
Charlize Theron
Alyssa Milano
Christian Bale

03 October, 2006 09:41  
Blogger a.c.t said...

Hmm let's me, I like this game:

Romain Duris
Gael García Bernal
Vincent Cassel
Anjelica Houston
Penelope Cruz
Monica Bellucci

03 October, 2006 10:03  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Wow, some really cool lists here, many featuring people that I also considered. Once it looks like everyone has had their say, I'm going to do a list of six from other people's selections.

Word veri: filfy

03 October, 2006 10:08  
Blogger Tanya said...

Would have loved to have included Tim Curry in there somewhere.

03 October, 2006 10:56  
Anonymous the cappuccino kid. said...

it would be a re-make of quadrophenia (yes i am that predictable)
i would direct it,

ray winstone - jimmy's dad
danny dyer - jimmy
kiera knightly - steph
jude law - the ace face
phil daniels - mr fullford
christina ricci - monkey

was going to choose fearne cotton for the role of steph, but you clearly stated actors!

03 October, 2006 10:57  

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