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. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Oh! Okay. Thanks, Dana. But uh, he still looks older. :D Ah, well, I guess I just like Hayden too much for the role. ;)
  2. DANTIUS_PALPATINE2 Jedi Padawan

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    Just for the record. I stated in my last post that it wasn't only Hayden that I found fault with on the portrayal of Anakin. I said that Lucas should have developed the character a little bit more. Hayden is a great actor, I just think, IMHO, that he wasn't the right choice for a young Anakin. However, he was dead on during the Tusken Slaughter scene. I was very pleased with that scene.
  3. DARTH-MUGATU Jedi Master

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    Anyone else but me think that the actors hired to play these roles are just fine?

    Jesus Christ. Might as well Have Mike Tyson play Mace, Conan O'Brien play Ob1 and Ron Jeremy play Yoda.

    Moot the point is.
  4. MINI_YODA Jedi Knight

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    the imagery of Tyson saying "thish pahty's ovah, I'm gonna bhust yo ash"
    LOL
  5. DarthTerrious Force Ghost

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    Darth Mugatu, I was thinking the same thing.

    Hayden is awesome as Anakin and I can't imagine anyone buthim as the Vader-to-be.

    Enough said on what i think.
  6. Monica_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Hayden Christensen did a fine job as Anakin! :) I can imagine no one else playing that part as well as Hayden did, especially Leo. Ick! He may have had a big hit with Titanic, but swinging a lightsaber around is not the job for him. he'd poke someone's eye out or something. It just wouldn't click like it did with Hayden playing the future Darth Vadar. Plus, Hayden had all the right emotions and everything. He was fine. But's that's just MHO. :D
    ~*Monica*~
  7. anidanami124 Force Ghost

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    Nice to see you here Monica and I agree with you.
  8. steechmaster Jedi Knight

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    bad, u are to think that of Sterling......
    i live so close to him ( cant trigger that info )
    and he's the best !!!
    i'm a sinch into getting accepted into his agency and cant wait....
    he's the only one person to make anakin look good


    the force is STRONG with HIM.....

    those who disagree are F*GS!!!
  9. MobartZmuda Jedi Master

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    ^I didn't know what the heck you were talking about until I realized HC's first name is actually Sterling.

    You are correct, Sterling is awesome as Anakin! DiCrapio sucks!
  10. DANA28 Jedi Master

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    His name isn't Sterling by the way.
  11. MobartZmuda Jedi Master

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    No, I'm quite sure his name is Sterling. I might be wrong, though.
  12. BIG_BEN Jedi Knight

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    Leo? No. I was actually more impressed with Hayden's performance in SW until I saw Life as a House. Two totally different movies, but the exact same acting. Aside from the obvious "costuming" and set differences, Hayden essentially came off as the same character in both movies. Having said that, I think Hayden did an excellent job in SW considering what he was given script-wise.
  13. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    I read an interview of him where he said his first name isn't Sterling. He's just Hayden. But for the life of me, I couldn't find the link to that interview....
  14. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    Leo would not to me be a better Anakin. He may not have taken anything for george, but this is george's movie and he should not have to bend his story for an actor.
  15. steechmaster Jedi Knight

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    BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    remember when sooooooooooooo many of u cried about hayden's voice not being DEEP ENOUGH?!?!
    first of all that's RETARDED cause his voice doesn't get deep unless he has his mask on....that's why in ep 6 his voice goes back to normal when luke takes off his mask......

    but leo as anakin?!?!
    and his voice would be better, right?!
    yeah, cause he sounds like a little GIRL.
  16. AUNTIE_JEDI Jedi Master

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    Jedi_ginny: try this:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/film/top_film.html?in_review_id=577096&in_review_text_id=474285

    (Hope it works)
  17. Jedi_Skye Jedi Master

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    Leonardo DiCaprio as Anakin would have killed AOTC before it was even released. I think Hayden did a great job. You have to remember about direction and editing being a huge part in making or breaking a character. Remember Hayden was chosen because he could go from being sweet and innocent to dark and sinister. He was really good in Life as a House! :)

    And as much as I like Heath Ledger, I don't think he would have been a good Anakin. He's too scruffy lookin'. :p
  18. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Auntie_Jedi: Thanks. I'll try that....

    Jedi_Skye: "Who's scruffy looking?" LOL. Good description of Heath Ledger there.

    EDIT: Thanks for the link, Auntie_Jedi. That wasn't the article I read, but it answered the question. Not Irving. Not Sterling. Just Hayden. :D That was a totally amusing interview, by the way. I think I like him more. He's such a fascinating person on and off screen. Thanks again. :)
  19. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

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    Leo is a [watch your language, kid].... He would have amde a very CRAPPY Anikan. Leo is whimpy, Hayden suited the role perfecto
  20. DerthNader Jedi Grand Master

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    Leo would have brought Tobey Macguire with him...and would Spidey Boy had to have a role? As what?!

    Oh, and someone mentioned above that Dicappucino and "Blanchett" were good in "Titanic"...sorry, but it's WINSLET, not Blanchett.
  21. MobartZmuda Jedi Master

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    I guess I owe an apology to DANA28 , jedi_ginny , and AUNTIE_JEDI . Looks liked I was wrong about HC's first name being Sterling. I guess it really is true that you can't believe everything you read on the internet, such as the title of this thread.
  22. Disco_Dark_Jeedai Jedi Master

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  23. hansoloschinscar Jedi Knight

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    NO! Lenny Di Craprio would have been a terrible choice. For one thing, It would have given the appearance that GL had "sold out" by trying to bring in teeny bopper demographic with a "hearthrob" (though there are unhappy "fans" out there who think that GL has sold out for a myriad of reasons). And another thing, a known name in the lead role would have gotten in the way of the overall story. I like the casting method of using unknowns and might be knowns in lead roles (Hamill, Ford, Fisher, Hayden, etc) and respected and established character actors in supporting roles (Lee, Cushing, Neeson, Guiness, etc). Di Crapio as Anakin would have made it seem too much like a "Hollywood" movie, and if you seen the A&E Biography on George Lucas, you know he wants to be as un-Hollywood as possible.
  24. Green_Destiny_Sword Force Ghost

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    Be as un-hollywood as possible?? So you get Samuel L. Jackson??
  25. Nom_Anor_Executor Jedi Padawan

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    **sigh**
    Leo would have made a horrible Anakin. The reasons are so simple!
    1. He is too old to be Anakin. Anankin is 19 in AOTC.
    2.He would have made AOTC look like Titanic.
    3. He would have looked like a fool wielding a lightsaber.
    4. He does not look like he would turn into Darth Vader.
    Listen I prayed every single day that someone else would be Anakin. And what is wrong with Portman's performance?
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