May 30 2008, 6:23pm
Hmmm, reading all the comments I've realized most of you are judging these actors without having seeing most of his work.
For example, Daniel Radcliffe is the most talented and versatile young British actor at the moment. I see most of you just know him for the Harry Potter movies, but lately he has been playing other roles and even if I didn't like him before, after watching some of his new works I have to admit he is really good.
He can do cinema, theatre, tv... all. Comedy, action, drama... He just have to take those glasses and scar off and you forget he plays Harry Potter.
About his personality, he has a lot of charisma (much more than most older actors) and he remembers me to Elijah, both seem to be very nice people and humble, and with a great capacity to laugh about themselves (just watch Ricky Gervais' Extras series).
Also, after seeing him playing Alan Strang in the theatre, which is probably one of the most difficult roles in theatre history, I can easy say that YES, he can be the next Sir Ian Holm.
I don't know if some of you have had the pleasure to see Mr Holm playing in the theatre, but he has a great stage presence even being so small, and Radcliffe is like that too, he is a short man but he has an amazing stage presence which actually remembered me to Ian Holm much before all this Bilbo talking started.
So please, son't judge people so easily.
If it wouldn't be because he is still too young, I could see him playing Bilbo. Although now I think about it, he is the same age Elijah was when he played Frodo for the firt time. But Radcliffe has proyects for the next years already so it's impossible anyway.
About James McAvoy, the problem I have with him is he remembers me more to an elf than a hobbit. And I like all the movies he has done lately, but it was always the same type of character. The only fantasy character I have seen him play was in Narnia, and it was quite a childish character (in the sense that it was very "fairy tail-ish") so I can not really judge that. But all the other things I've seen him doing are always the same, quite serious roles. I've never seen him playing something like comedy, so I don't really know if he would be the perfect choice for the role.
Same with Jack Black, but all the opposite, because I have never seen him playing something serious.
I guess I need to see more of their movies, but I hope they have other people in mind, not James McAvoy, sorry, he is too much "the-Orlando-Bloom-type"...
(This post was edited by kei-shan on May 30 2008, 6:33pm)