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Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby SwordMaster » 06 May 2009 19:19

What current working actor would you cast for the nearly impossible role of Paul if you were casting a new dune film today?
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby SandChigger » 06 May 2009 22:36

My left bumcheek in an appropriately colored wig.

Seriously.

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Postby Eyes High » 06 May 2009 22:58

Taylor Lautner. A good actor and nice looking to boot.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Omphalos » 06 May 2009 23:37

Vin Diesel.

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Postby GamePlayer » 06 May 2009 23:37

Definitely a more "muscular time" :)
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Freakzilla » 07 May 2009 07:23

Chuck Norris
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Rakis » 07 May 2009 07:53

Yul Brynner...

Wait, you said currently working actor...

I liked the guy who played Pyro in X-men 2...
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby SwordMaster » 07 May 2009 10:40

You guys suck. Its a hard role, not many actors could do it. Also chigger, no jews please.

Christain Bale is who I would pick

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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Freakzilla » 07 May 2009 10:50

SwordMaster wrote:Also chigger, no jews please.


Why not?

He should look greek though, for accuracy.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Rakis » 07 May 2009 11:59

SwordMaster wrote:You guys suck. Its a hard role, not many actors could do it. Also chigger, no jews please.

Christain Bale is who I would pick

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Christian Bale? You want Batman as Paul? And you say we suck? :lol:
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Freakzilla » 07 May 2009 12:04

Rakis wrote:
SwordMaster wrote:You guys suck. Its a hard role, not many actors could do it. Also chigger, no jews please.

Christain Bale is who I would pick

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Christian Bale? You want Batman as Paul? And you say we suck? :lol:


I still think of him as "American Psycho"... he's about to be John Conner, right?
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Rakis » 07 May 2009 12:07

Freakzilla wrote:
Rakis wrote:
SwordMaster wrote:You guys suck. Its a hard role, not many actors could do it. Also chigger, no jews please.

Christain Bale is who I would pick

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Christian Bale? You want Batman as Paul? And you say we suck? :lol:


I still think of him as "American Psycho"... he's about to be John Conner, right?


Yep.

But seriously, he's 35 or something...
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Freakzilla » 07 May 2009 12:15

Earlier I was thinking it would be ideal if you could find brothers, 15 and 18... or one and take three years filming in the desert.

Actually, you'd need someone more like 12, since he looked younger than he was.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby SwordMaster » 07 May 2009 12:33

Freakzilla wrote:Earlier I was thinking it would be ideal if you could find brothers, 15 and 18... or one and take three years filming in the desert.

Actually, you'd need someone more like 12, since he looked younger than he was.


Yeah but he can look young. I dont think it has to be 2 actors.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 07 May 2009 12:59

Freakzilla wrote:Chuck Norris


That would require some very complicated re-writes for his riding the sandworm scene... ... seeing as the sandworm would ride him. :lol:

Anyways, I don't know actors names, but I'd vote for an unknown anyways, someone about 16 or 17 that can look older or younger easily by shaving less or more and makeup.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Freakzilla » 07 May 2009 13:17

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Chuck Norris


That would require some very complicated re-writes for his riding the sandworm scene... ... seeing as the sandworm would ride him. :lol:

Anyways, I don't know actors names, but I'd vote for an unknown anyways, someone about 16 or 17 that can look older or younger easily by shaving less or more and makeup.


That made me think... I can't remember if FH ever says whether Paul grew a beard.
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Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Chuck Norris


That would require some very complicated re-writes for his riding the sandworm scene... ... seeing as the sandworm would ride him. :lol:

Anyways, I don't know actors names, but I'd vote for an unknown anyways, someone about 16 or 17 that can look older or younger easily by shaving less or more and makeup.


That made me think... I can't remember if FH ever says whether Paul grew a beard.


I don't imagine that he did, but a little stubble would help the age change.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Tleszer » 07 May 2009 13:40

I dunno about Paul, but maybe Michael Ian Black as Duncan Idaho, David Wain as Thufir Hawat, and Michael Showalter as Gurney Halleck.

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Postby Ampoliros » 07 May 2009 15:09

Duncan, Paul, & Gurney

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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby GamePlayer » 07 May 2009 15:43

They'd be best to go with a talented unknown for Paul. Someone they could groom for the role rather than choosing an established talent. An unknown would make the character much more believable and the audience would be more accepting of him if they didn't have any preconceived public image of the actor.

That said, Ryan Gosling is a phenomenal actor that's older but might still be able to pull off the role.
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby DuneFishUK » 07 May 2009 15:52

Unknown is the only way forward.

Thomas Sangster - Last Legion and a Doctor Who ep (and he was going to be Tintin but isn't now) is the only 'known' name that comes to mind.... but he looks a bit wierd: I reckon he'd make a good Feyd rather than Paul.

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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby SandChigger » 07 May 2009 16:00

Ah, well, when the casting threads get serious... :roll:
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Re: Who would you cast to play Paul?

Postby Drunken Idaho » 07 May 2009 16:17

Tleszer wrote:I dunno about Paul, but maybe Michael Ian Black as Duncan Idaho, David Wain as Thufir Hawat, and Michael Showalter as Gurney Halleck.

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