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Eonwe The Herald
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I was just wondering if any of you:

Thought a different actor would have been better in a certain role ? (e.g. Hugh Jackman playing Boromir rather than Sean Bean)

Would have liked to have seen any roles which were not filled in the films be played by which actors ? (e.g. Liam Neeson as Prince Imrahil)

P.s. those are just examples and do not express my personal opinions

[ 12-15-2009, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: Eonwe The Herald ]

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Actually, I liked Sean Bean as Boromir.

Apart from that, hm... maybe Denzel Washington as Elrond? []
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what? still better than Hugo Weaving...

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I think there is another thread for this somewhere....

I really liked Hugo Weaving as Elrond. Of course, I was watching Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and now I cannot unsee it.

ABBA!Elrond!
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I was never really happy with Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. [] The ageless Elven lady should have looked about half of Cate’s age. I can’t really see her as Maid Marion, either.
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I disagree with the choice of at least half of the main characters. However, when it comes to alternatives, my mind goes blank.


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I really liked Hugo Weaving as Elrond. Of course, I was watching Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and now I cannot unsee it.
"Mr Anderson" ... Hugo Weaving is a great actor, but he is so ugly (and so human looking) he just can't play any Elf.
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quote:
Hugo Weaving is a great actor, but he is so ugly (and so human looking) he just can't play any Elf.
He is quite a "hurt" Elf though, so pherhaps it's actually fitting; though I doubt in all his wisdom Peter Jackson thought of that.
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Oddly, I have thought that Fingon might be a grim-looking Elf in the same manner, especially after the death of Fingolfin.
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I loved Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. She was awesome []
And as you say, she's supposed to look ageless, not young []

Elijah Wood's choice was very bad [] Not especially because of his acting, but mainly because of his age, as a matter of fact. He look like he's 20, and he's supposed to be 30 years older than Pippin !

Christopher Lee as Saruman and Ian McKellen as Gandalf were fine too, IMHO.

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However, when it comes to alternatives, my mind goes blank.

Yep. Well, I guess we all have a precise idea of how a character behaves in our mind, and no particular actor can perfectly fit this character.

[ 12-17-2009, 11:15 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]

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Elijah Wood's choice was very bad. Not especially because of his acting, but mainly because of his age, as a matter of fact. He look like he's 20, and he's supposed to be 30 years older than Pippin !
I generally agree, however I think he overdid it a bit, too. "GÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄNNDÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄLF!!!!!!!11" was especially cheesy.
Speaking of Hugh Jackman, perhaps he would have made a better Frodo? (Just try to imagine him without claws...)

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I can't think of anyone who could or should be replaced. Perhaps Elrond and Leggy (though I think Leggy would have been much improved merely with a dark wig instead of that stringy blond one).

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I would rather describe Hugo Weaving as jolie-laide, as the French say. []
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I liked Hugo Weaving as Elrond.

Possibly giving Jean Luc Picard some white hair and a white beard, he could have made a pretty awesome Radagast.

Also Kanye West as the Mouth Of Sauron, mainly for the lulz

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"I'm real happy for you, Aragorn, Imma let you finish, but Sauron is the greatest most powerful king of all time. Of all time."
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quote:
"I'm real happy for you, Aragorn, Imma let you finish, but Sauron is the greatest most powerful king of all time. Of all time."

I know this took a long time, cos I've been away for a while, but I'm glad someone got the Kanye West joke []
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Was just thinking how much better Evangeline Lily would have been portraying Arwen. They could have given Liv the made-up warrior elf chick in the Hobbit movie.

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Yes, much more Arwenesque.

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