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Leonardo Di Caprio would've made a better Anakin

Discussion in 'Attack of the Clones' started by yodaschum, Sep 17, 2002.

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  1. YodaJediMaster12

    YodaJediMaster12 Jedi Master star 4

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    Leonardo Di Caprio would've made a better Anakin

    I totally agree with this statement! And another thing, I think that after seeing Crossroads, Britney Spears would have done a much better job as Padme than Natalie Portman ever could!!!
















    lol j/k, Natalie and Hayden are awesome actors! :)
     
  2. Super_Nation_Jock

    Super_Nation_Jock Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Even for this forum,
    this is a silly idea for a thread.

     
  3. Darth-Schwartz

    Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master star 4

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    thems fightin words!
     
  4. coney_1_kenobi

    coney_1_kenobi Jedi Master star 4

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    No, leonardo is too wussy too.
    i don't think his anger would have been very believable
     
  5. One-with-the-Force

    One-with-the-Force Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If Leonardo could be Anakin, then Chris Rock would be Obi-Wan, and Madonna could be Padme. [face_mischief]
     
  6. smauldookie

    smauldookie Jedi Knight star 5

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    "If Leonardo could be Anakin, then Chris Rock would be Obi-Wan, and Madonna could be Padme."


    how about Chris Rock as Mace Windu. :p

    Anna Nicole Smith as Padme. [face_laugh]
     
  7. Obis-Grl

    Obis-Grl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Leo DiCaprio wouldn't be a good Anakin.
    He has the "De Niro" complex.
    It doesn't matter what role he is in...
    He will always be just Leo DiCaprio in the flim...
    Not the character.
     
  8. darth_obawan

    darth_obawan Jedi Master star 4

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    no he wouldnt have. just like ryan phillipe would NOT have made a better anakin and freddie prinze jr. would NOT have made a better spider-man

    britney spears as padme???? GET REAL! i think if that were the case, SW would only earn about $2 at the box office
     
  9. scruffy-lookin

    scruffy-lookin Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Did someone just use De Niro and Di Caprio in the same sentence.

    OMG De Niro is brilliant with an awesome body of work. He doesn't play the same character in every movie and has often played against type.

    Leo is too short and would have made a shocking Anakin.
     
  10. smauldookie

    smauldookie Jedi Knight star 5

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    I like Leo in all his movies but i just can't see him as anakin.

    maybe cause he's such a huge star.

    i can't wait for gangs of new york and catch me if you can to open this december. :D
     
  11. Melancholy

    Melancholy Jedi Master star 4

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    The idea of Leo playing Anakin literally makes my testicles start to crawl back up into my pelvic bone.

    I think they are frightened by the very thought of it.
     
  12. smauldookie

    smauldookie Jedi Knight star 5

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    Tells us how you really feel Mel. :)
     
  13. Obis-Grl

    Obis-Grl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    scruffy-lookin I agree with you. De Niro is an excellent actor. I know that he plays all different types of roles.

    But they just call the "Actor not being able to get away from his for her self" the "De Niro" Complex.

    I don't know why they do but they just do.
     
  14. One-with-the-Force

    One-with-the-Force Jedi Padawan star 4

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    no he wouldnt have. just like ryan phillipe would NOT have made a better anakin and freddie prinze jr. would NOT have made a better spider-man

    britney spears as padme???? GET REAL! i think if that were the case, SW would only earn about $2 at the box office
    - darth_obawan


    SARCASM!!!!
     
  15. Falls_the_Shadow

    Falls_the_Shadow Jedi Youngling star 3

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    "But then this brought him to mind of the way he used to look--striking, and grand, with a wry tilt to his brow that hinted of invincibility and took in all of life with a wink. Yes, that was how he'd looked once."

    [image=http://www.dicaprio.com/photos_and_movies/cannes/images/leocannes2.jpg]

    [image=http://64.227.26.45/Grilled-Sarlacc/s/i/4069.jpg]

    --ROTJ novelization, the dying Anakin remembering his youthful self.

    Which fits best?

    Don't get me wrong, Di Caprio is a good actor and among the known actors, would be on the short list, especially if AOTC had been filmed before Titanic, before Di Caprio became a household name.

    I just don't think that anyone else could have done the Confession scene like Hayden. Hayden owns the character of Anakin now. Plus, Hayden and Natalie together do look more plausibly like the parents of Luke and Leia as played by the OT actors.

    Next thing we'll hear is that Di Caprio would have made a better Obi-Wan Kenobi than McGregor. 8-}

    Falls_the_Shadow quickly runs away from the crowd of Ewan/Obi fans with pitchforks and torches ready to punnish me for even jesting with that remark.
     
  16. Melancholy

    Melancholy Jedi Master star 4

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    Jude Law would have made a good Obi-Wan.
     
  17. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Falls_the_Shadow quickly runs away from the crowd of Ewan/Obi fans with pitchforks and torches ready to punnish me for even jesting with that remark.


    God help you Falls, you know its true - be afraid... ;)

    Seriously - Hayden cold nailed it!!!!

    I now can say....Anakin mesmerizes ....

    and Vader... well we all know he IS Star Wars.

    imo of course... [face_mischief]

    Try trying to find one of his figures.... aaack!
     
  18. anidanami124

    anidanami124 Jedi Master star 6

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    Britney Spears can not act. She also is not that good of a singer. So her as Padme. Yck no dumb.
     
  19. Palpateen

    Palpateen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    After GANGS OF NEW YORK comes out,
    it will be interesting to see
    how Leonardo's career is affected.
    I think TITANTIC nearly ruined him.
     
  20. DANTIUS_PALPATINE2

    DANTIUS_PALPATINE2 Jedi Youngling

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    Well, I also agree that Leonardo DiCaprio wouldn't have been a good Anakin. However, I still wasn't impressed with Hayden's portrayal of the future Darth Vader. Come on people!!! This is Darth ******* Vader we're talkin about!!! The guy who could choke people just by thinking about it. The guy who hunted down and slaughtered The Jedi Order as we know it. I can't believe that Vader was as whiney as Hayden portrayed him in AOTC. He made Luke's tantrums in ANH tolerable. Also, Hayden's too much of a pretty boy in my opinion. DiCaprio would have been too. Now, this is just my opinion so to those of you who did like Hayden's portrayal that's fine. I'm not trying to start a war here. If I had been casting this movie though, Heath Ledger (A Knight's Tale, The Patriot, The Four Feathers) would have been the perfect choice for Anakin Skywalker.


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    His acting skills are hands down more convincing than Hayden's. He would have made Anakin much more 3 dimensional. My problem with Hayden was that he just didn't convince me that Anakin was in fact the most powerful jedi in the universe. I mean, he seemed to me like he was tripping over his lines way to much and didn't come across as the headstrong, arrogant character that we've been told from the beginning that Anakin was. Watch A Knight's Tale and see if you don't think it would have atleast been interesting to see what Heath could have done with the role of Anakin. Now, no matter how displeased I was with Hayden's performance, I know it wasn't all his fault. Lucas should have developed the character better. He should have had Anakin stand up to Obi Wan more, not just punk out and go over in the corner like he did most of the time when Obi Wan was telling him like it was. I just can't bear to see the future Vader acting like that. He should have had him question the Jedi Order's actions more as well. Kind of like Luke did on Dagobah with Yoda. I'd have loved to have seen him get into a squable with Yoda on Coruscant because Yoda felt his feelings for Padme were getting in the way of his assignment. Anyways, just wanted to throw my two cents in. Also, if you're still not convinced about Heath Ledger, watch A Knight's Tale or The Patriot and see what you think after that. Even if it doesn't change your mind, the flicks are still a great watch.

    DP
     
  21. jedi_ginny

    jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Good points, DP, you defended your choice well. But Heath would've been too old, and he doesn't look like Jake Lloyd much.

    Some comments, though. I think Anakin didn't come across as the most powerful Jedi of all time because his talents were not really honed, probably because Obi-Wan was holding back on unleashing them. I see Anakin as emotionally sensitive, someone trying to get used to his power and the restrictions of being a Jedi. He's young, and does not know how to handle his powers yet. I think we will see more of his powerful side in Ep3. Just IMHO. :D
     
  22. MobartZmuda

    MobartZmuda Jedi Padawan star 4

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    DANTIUS_PALPATINE2 , I thought Anakin was pretty arrogant in AOTC (remember Padme's apartment when he questions Obi-wan), but if you want to see arrogence, just wait till 3 before you start dissing HC's performance.

    I think most people don't like the character of Anakin and for some reason they blame it on Hayden not being a good actor. The character of Anakin is whinny, just like his son. If you don't like that, blame it on GL. HC is just portraying Anakin, so if you think Anakin is too whinny, then HC did a good job. Anakin does not have the bada$$ persona of Darth Vader in AOTC yet. He's still a punk kid. Let him fall to the darkside, and everyone's favorite personality will reemerge.
     
  23. Green_Destiny_Sword

    Green_Destiny_Sword Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I agree with MObart. Anakin's whiny personality as a character I think has less to do with Hayden as it does with GL. That's clearly the direction he wanted to go with the character and I'll never understand why. You can show Anakin as impatient, rude or partly evil and still make him a much mroe intriguing,e xciting, heroic type of character. He just goes too far with his intentions and rubs people the wrong way as he does incredible deeds. Instead, Anakin really does nothing right! I have said this cien May. We are 2 movies in and what has Anakin done that is truly impressive?? He blew up the droid control ship by accident as a 9 year old in a ridiculous "space luck" scene and he murdered and entire Tusken village and we don't get to see it with the exception of one blink of an eye quick beheading. Everything else he does is a collosal foul up.

    But I don't think Hayden is to blame. He didn't write the script. He just recites it. And while I still maintain that Hayden was okay and that other actors could have done just as good a job, he did not make the storyline.
     
  24. scruffy-lookin

    scruffy-lookin Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Reminds me of the Portman quote where she said GL was always telling Hayden to rachet up the whining.

    I get two things from that:

    1: Hayden is portraying Anakin as a whiner because thats the way GL wants the Skywalkers to be.

    2: GL is actually talking to this Anakin/Vader.
     
  25. DANA28

    DANA28 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ms. Jenny,

    Actually Heath is just a year older than Hayden.

    Dana

     
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