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Thu, Nov 7, 2019 5:09 PM

Live Poll: Classic Actors in Modern Movies

James Dean has reportedly been cast in an upcoming Vietnam War film. Let's make our own imaginary casting choices. Which classic actor would you cast in a modern film or franchise?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097452330/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/A8Y7lSX7_bQ/

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a year ago

Any ideas?

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a year ago

Just some thoughts... you can tweak them if you like.  :)
James Stewart in Star Wars
Doris Day in a musical from the makers of La La Land
Rock Hudson as a Terminator (lol)
John Wayne in a Marvel movie

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Rock Hudson vs. The Rock, perhaps.

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That's awesome.  ;)  Before there was The Rock, there was Rock.

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a year ago

James Dean (I) (1931–1955)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000015/
upcoming Vietnam War film ? ?
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Suggestion:

James Cagney (1899–1986)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000010/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000010/mediaindex -  773 photos

James Cagney in Blonde Crazy 1931
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000010/mediaviewer/rm3412659200

Not another Joker ?!?
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James Cagney as Joker ... added!

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a year ago

I added some more. If you want better options you'll have to suggest them!

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a year ago

Let's put it that way: while I'm not against recreating actors via CGI I don't see the point in doing so most of the time, if projects like that do have my curiosity. It was done way before CGI, to be honest and most of the time it was simply exploitation, like in laughable case of Game of Death (1978)

I say most of the time, because some cases when actors died with an unfinished film and yet were preserved in the movie with all the tricks in the box turned out to be great movies. Examples include The Crow (1994). I am also very opened to possibility of finishing some of the more famous unfinished movies that way. 

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a year ago

I love this idea. And oh my gosh, Hepburn in Alien would be great. 

FYC:

Peter Lorre in a David Lynch film

Ingrid Bergman directed by Sofia Coppola in something with a 'Lost in Translation' flavor or mood. Bergman in a more modern love story would be interesting, I think. 

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Added, thanks.

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a year ago

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Good one. I had thought about adding someone in a Tarantino movie.

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a year ago


How about NO ONE. The idea of casting dead actors into new movies? That potential trend is an abomination that needs to be killed before it even starts? (As the Betty White option).

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But at least it is set during the Vietnam War... a time when he would've been around.  I'm not sure how I'd feel about setting them in modern day.  Doris Day with half-shaved hair starring with Robert Downey Jr.?  I don't think so.

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I probably won't add your Betty White option since the idea is to play around with casting matches, not to ask people's opinion about the James Dean thing or the wider issue. Feel free to make that poll!

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a year ago

BTW, Peter,
it may help if you change to description to explain just how James Dean has been cast.  Something like, James Dean has reportedly been cast in an upcoming Vietnam War film called Finding Jack, through the technology of incredibly realistic CGI.

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Even then? It needs to be clarified that James Dean ISN'T going to voice the part. Dead people can't read new scripts. I'm certain the idea that James Dean will be cast into a new film will likely confuse many people, who won't get what exactly is happening with this new technology. I'm pretty sure we haven't the AI technology that will have James Dean's voice read and act out the script vocally.

Here's a possible revision:
James Dean's visage will be reportedly used in an upcoming Vietnam War film, through the technology of incredibly realistic CGI and subsequent body double.

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That's better, thanks.  I'm still not sure how I really feel about it... we'll just have to wait until it comes out and see!

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I added a link to an article so the explanation is available.

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a year ago

Errol Flynn - Pirates of the Caribbean

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Added.

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Ohh, that's a good one.