Lit Literature Casting Call

Discussion in 'Literature' started by passion_of_the_chiss, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Taral-DLOS Jedi Master

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    We often talk about look-alikes, but what about sound-alikes?

    Some people genuinely read differently than others, so not everyone does this, but I'm of the camp that tries to picture and hear everything they read. It's obviously easiest for movie characters, but EU characters are harder.

    One voice I use a lot is Malcom McDowell. He is simultaneously Master Tholme in the Republic comics and Kenth Hamner in Fate of the Jedi.

    Another is Jason Momoa (who is best known for the role of Ronon Dex in Stargate: Atlantis). To me, he's the voice of Quinlan Vos, Darth Bane, and Jariah Syn.

    In the Darth Bane books (especially Path of Destruction), I had a number of voices for the various Sith. Most notably, I pictured Qordis as having the same voice as The G-Man from the Half-Life games.

    What's rather hilarious now though is that I can't for the life of me hear Hayden Christensen during Anakin's dialogue. Every time Anakin speaks, it's Matt Lanter now.
  2. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Whenever I read Kit Fisto I hear him with a Mediterranean accent. But I'm a huge fan of the Clone Wars.[face_thinking]
  3. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080716202455/starwars/images/3/3a/Bane_15.jpg] = [image=http://www.mysteriousworld.com/Content/Images/Journal/2003/Summer/Giants/TheKurgan.jpg]

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    [image=http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081107000653/starwars/images/thumb/2/2e/DarthKraytReveal.jpg/250px-DarthKraytReveal.jpg] = [image=http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/100/1000317/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-i-20090701032516442.jpg] = [image=http://entertainista.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/harry-potter-deathly-hallows-Rufus-Scrimgeour-Bill-Nighy.jpg]
  4. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Who is the thing holding a cup of what looks like blood?
  5. Kieran_TheMadMan Jedi Padawan

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    I really can't believe I'm even posting on this site, as I have given up on Star Wars ever since Lucas decided to eat a blaster and put some retarded alien replicate in his place, but I found this while looking up pics for characters for my buddies Star Wars game, and had to throw my two credits in. Out of the original big three, the only one who looks like they're character would is Hamill. Ford looks like he's had a stroke, a Fischer... well... I guess she ended up with Jake Blues and couples do tend to resemble each other after a while. But I've seen alot of picks on here that quite frankly... well, I'm starting to wonder if some folks understand that your casting a character, and not a face or a voice. Hugo Weaving should NOT be Thrawn, please, stop casting him in every bloody thing. My personal pick is Ralph Fiennes. Really think about it. The cheerleader from Heroes should not be cast as anyone but a Twi'lek dancing girl, and should be kept in the background. Lacey Chabert is very nice to look at. She ain't Jaina. She shouldn't be cast in that role. Neither is Kristen Stewart (or any damn body thats tied to the Twilight franchise *shudder*), Miley Cyrus (christonacracker are you guys serious?) or any other pop icon. Period. Think outside mainstream. You need to get someone who can be plain and beautiful at the same time. Someone who is gorgeous in a dress, but still looks damn good covered in engine grease. And without a high voice (afforementioned Chabert)Also, depends on what time frame your going to do it in. As I personally consider the end of Star Wars continuity to be the end of the Vong War (yes I've read past it, and it gets insipid and just plain stupid, kinda like all the prequal garbage)your gonna be hard pressed to find folks to fit certain characters out of mainstream media. I saw one list that looked like the dude just went through IMDB putting in random names of the most famous people he could find, seeing pics, and haphazardly matching them to characters, not even considering the characters themselves. Not everyone can pull a Heath Ledger/Joker and just because a chick is hot, or a dude is studly, does not a Skywalker/Solo (No.Gorram.Nabbieres)make. Remember, this movie is what put several of these actors on the map. And some people still have a hope of a new Star Wars movie that doesn't suck balls someday. I saw Jedi invitro, and it was big part of my life (I was one of the original over the top fanboys) until the Fall. My handle I picked up playing X-Wing Alliance on the MSN Gaming Zone. I've had a lot of time to consider most of these choices. Please, think long and hard about a casting choice, and make it a good one.
  6. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Someone seems cranky...hooray for unknown actors! And we all know that the extremely talented Ralph Fiennes can pull off anything. Same goes for Bill Nighy.
  7. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Looks like some wizard had his Wall of Text spell at the ready [face_mischief]
  8. TricksterGoddess11 Jedi Knight

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    I really think Logan Huffman would make an awesome Anakin Solo ^_^

    [image=http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/356/3/e/anakin_solo_by_distantdream-d35fazi.jpg]
  9. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    So, I've recently been watching a lot of Kings -- an awesome (albeit cancelled) show about the rise of King David in an a modern parallel reality -- and Ian McShane, as King Silas (Saul), shows that he could very well do Roan Fel.
  10. Havac Former Moderator

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    To go back to sound-alikes, Clint Eastwood is Krayt.

    [image=http://previewsworld.com/public/news_images/103480_311979_4.jpg]
    Get off my throne.

    Uli: I think that could work. Though it might be that this influenced my thinking:
    [image=http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/10/7/128678581052896237.jpg]
    Since Rufus Sewell is my number one Soontir Fel.

    I still like younger Tommy Lee Jones for Roan, though.
    [image=http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/18762/tommy_lee_jones_18762.jpg]
  11. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Jim Carrey could voice just about anyone as well.
  12. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    That's not a younger Tommy Lee Jones.

    [image=http://content8.flixster.com/photo/94/97/27/9497270_gal.jpg]

    This is.

    Still... no love for Bogey in the role?

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  13. Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    This list is kinda all over the place. No real set era in mnd, just free stylin:

    Josh Lucas = Jax Pavan (voice more than looks)
    Dennis Quaid = Dash Rendar
    Eric Bana = Antares Draco
    Eric Stolz = Corran Horn
    Sam Elliot = Garm Bel Iblis
    Hugo Weaving = Thrawn
    Sean Connery = Joruus C'baoth
    Natasha Henstrige (spelling ??) = Guri
    The Bald Dude from the Mummy = Xixor
    Ted Nugent = Das Jenner
    Paul Walker = Cade Skywalker
    Gary Dourdan = Jeriah Syn
    Shaquille O'neill = Rav
    Daniel Day Lewis = Talon Karrde
    Angelina Jolie = Morgan Corrde/Nina Calixte
  14. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Peter Stormare = Rahm Kota
  15. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Dennis Quaid as Dash Rendar? You, my friend, are a genius.=D=
  16. MistrX Force Ghost

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    That's kind of funny, as I hear him for Vos and Cade Skywalker.
  17. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Kit Fisto has a Mediteranian accent in my mind.
  18. Lane_Winree Force Ghost

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    Some suggestions!

    VotF era Wedge Antilles: Kyle Chandler
    VotF era Wes Janson: Nathan Fillion
    Hobbie Klivian: Seamus Dever
    Mirax Terrik-Horn: Stana Katic
    Ysanne "Iceheart" Isard: Stephanie Romanov
    Tyria Sarkin: Anna Torv
    Lara Notsil: Yvonne Strahovski
    Ton Phanan: Neil Patrick Harris
    Castin Donn: Vincent Kartheiser
    Airen Cracken: Edward James Olmos
    Mon Mothma: Olivia Williams
    Talon Karrde: Jeff Bridges
    Booster Terrik: Tommy Lee Jones (this one grows on you the more you think about it)
    Ghent: Fran Kranz
  19. SWarrior Jedi Padawan

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    Dude - if Mirax was played by Stana Katic, who would you choose for Corran? It would be really funny if it was Nathan Fillion! (for all those castle fans!
  20. The_Forgotten_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Those are some of the best choices I've seen in this thread. Espically Stephanie Romanov, Anna Torv, N.P.H., and Vincent Kartheiser. I've always thought Donn was like pre-mind alteration Connor.
  21. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd like to say, Jeff Bridges as Talon Karrde=D= How can no one else have thought of that?!
  22. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Jack Nicholson as Rav from Legacy. I read through issues 1-50 last week, and for some reason I just associated Rav with Nicholson.
  23. RandomChick842 Jedi Master

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    Gaeriel Captison for sure!
  24. Karohalva Jedi Grand Master

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    Tony Robinson: Thrawn "I have a cunning plan!"
    Rowan Atkinson: Pellaeon
    Dick Van Dyke: Mara Jade
    Charlie Chaplin: Vergere
    Red Skelton: Jaina
    Keystone Cops: Mandalorians
    John Cleese: Kreia
    W.C. Fields: Jacen
  25. RandomChick842 Jedi Master

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    wow Dick Van Dyke?.....I'm sense some dislike....big time