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A summary of 'The Hobbit' casting discussion so far
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LuthienBono
The Shire


Nov 17 2009, 6:30pm

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New name old member! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, the name might be new but I've actually been a member of this sight for years! Although it has just been a couple of years since I last visited here until today, and I found that I was unable log in with my old username (MrsBono) and password, so I had to create a new account!! Evil

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Falcrum_love
Registered User

Nov 23 2009, 10:51pm

Post #152 of 383 (27851 views)
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I really think Tony Shalhoub should be Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

he is the PERFECT Bilbo Baggins! i mean go watch an episode of Monk! picture him with giant feet! He's Bilbo!
Dont you guys think so?



(This post was edited by Falcrum_love on Nov 23 2009, 10:53pm)


duats
Grey Havens

Nov 24 2009, 5:02am

Post #153 of 383 (28621 views)
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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I had never considered Shalhoub. But he does have an Ian Holm Bilbo-esque look to him.

Throw a wig on him and dye the eyebrows and yeah, I could definitely see it.

Good call.


duats
Grey Havens

Nov 24 2009, 6:55am

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Sorry for the double post [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm gonna go ahead and throw Mickey Rourke into the mix for Beorn. Knowing him as a method actor he'd probably go live with bears for two months Laugh.


Gorfindel
The Shire


Nov 24 2009, 2:03pm

Post #155 of 383 (27962 views)
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I like that idea... [In reply to] Can't Post

Tony Shalhoub could be brilliant.


Arien
Registered User


Nov 24 2009, 9:20pm

Post #156 of 383 (29582 views)
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I'm not worried.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I have supreme confidence that whoever they cast for whatever role will be brilliant. Assuming the same folks who were involved with casting the LOTR films are involved in The Hobbit as well, anyway. I wasn't so sure about some of their choices when I first heard about the trilogy so many years ago, but ended up being not one bit disappointed in any of the actors for those films, and quite a few of them just blew me away. So I expect I'll be happy with whoever they go with this time around, even if they're not my personal first choice.


(This post was edited by Arien on Nov 24 2009, 9:21pm)


Twit
Lorien

Dec 2 2009, 1:33pm

Post #157 of 383 (27448 views)
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Tim Roth; Bilbo? [In reply to] Can't Post

Gary Oldman; Bilbo? [if he fattens up a bit]


(This post was edited by Twit on Dec 2 2009, 1:36pm)


sticklebat
Lorien


Dec 2 2009, 5:52pm

Post #158 of 383 (28059 views)
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Shaloub...Roth...Oldman... [In reply to] Can't Post

all great actors....but I don't see the Bagginses in them...

Oldman is a brilliant actor...
but for Bilbo...I say no to all three...there's somebody out there yet, be they unapproached, or on standby...who just IS Bilbo...
this guy has to embody him in every way.

I have my top two...but the likelihood of either one of them being cast has slid further & further down the hill...
so I'm just gonna be patient & trust them to cast the perfect Bilbo...

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.


damccoy
The Shire


Dec 5 2009, 7:29pm

Post #159 of 383 (30042 views)
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Hmmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

I do like continuity....but actually, yeah...he would be great for Bilbo.


frododoc
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Dec 10 2009, 12:59am

Post #160 of 383 (27635 views)
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Andy Serkis [In reply to] Can't Post

To play another role like he did in king kong? A dwarf maybe?


sticklebat
Lorien


Dec 10 2009, 7:57am

Post #161 of 383 (28098 views)
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Andy Dwarfs most in talent... [In reply to] Can't Post

he would be such an amazing Smaug...

his vocal talent alone...
producing that perfect, iconic voice for Gollum...not to mention his physical body and emotions...

Andy would be a brilliant Smaug...listen to him in The Screwtape Letters...wow...
can't say it enough, really...he should play both characters in The Hobbit...

GDT, PJ...tell me you wouldn't agree...

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.


mikemize
Registered User

Dec 14 2009, 7:42pm

Post #162 of 383 (27916 views)
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Casting Calls [In reply to] Can't Post

My vote for "Smaug" goes to Max von Sydow, please use him before we lose him.


Falcrum_love
Registered User

Dec 15 2009, 3:52am

Post #163 of 383 (28046 views)
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what? [In reply to] Can't Post

how do you not agree that Shalhoub, Mr monk, should be bilbo?
you obviously have not seen an episode of Monk.


sticklebat
Lorien


Dec 16 2009, 9:39am

Post #164 of 383 (27569 views)
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no... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've seen Tony Shaloub in Monk, actually...I wouldn't have responded with such certainty of opinion if I hadn't..
and if I hadn't, I would have looked up an episode to watch to determine for myself whether he struck me as who I'd LONG envisioned Bilbo Baggins to be...

and...sorry if my opinion differs from yours...but that's the beauty of individual perception...
everyone sees something different and is ultimately entitled to their own opinion...
apparently everyone who's anyone agrees he should be cast...?
the masses have spoken...?
he doesn't absolutely say Bilbo Baggins to me...at all...that's just me...
what can I say? agree to disagree...
Peace...

I see, strongly, either Martin Freeman or Colin Firth as Bilbo...leaning more toward Colin Firth these days...
but I have a sneaky suspicion someone relatively unknown has been cast...and I'm more than ok with that...

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.


Holbytla
Registered User

Dec 17 2009, 9:29pm

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Tom Hollander [In reply to] Can't Post

Due to the delay in filming The Hobbit, Tom Hollander would now seem to be available for Bilbo - good news for Hollander fans!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Dec 19 2009, 4:50am

Post #166 of 383 (28604 views)
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Is it too late to change my vote [In reply to] Can't Post

for Bard from Thomas Kretschmann to Til Schweiger?

Seen most recently in Inglourious Basterds as Sgt. Stiglitz, some of you may remember Schweiger as Cynric, son of Stellan Skarsgard's character Cerdic, in King Arthur.

Although... King Arthur does bring to mind another actor who could play Bard: Mads Mikkelsen. He played Tristam in King Arthur but is probably better known as Le Chiffre in Casino Royal (2006). And for die hard Viggo fans, Mads is Danish as well.

Dang, come to think of it, they are all good choices... hmmm ok if it were up to me, Til Schweiger would get my vote.


Sanhael
Registered User

Dec 20 2009, 3:07am

Post #167 of 383 (28632 views)
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A Few Thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

Bard: Liam Neeson

Beorn: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham

Bilbo: Mark Williams (Arthur--dad--Weasley in the HP movies)


duats
Grey Havens

Dec 20 2009, 3:19am

Post #168 of 383 (28751 views)
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Eh [In reply to] Can't Post

I always envisioned Bard as a man in his late 30s/early 40's. While Neeson turns everything he touches into gold, I think he might be too old for the part.

A resounding "NO" to Dwayne Johnson being involved in this production in any way, shape, or form. Let him stick to terrible kid flicks.


sticklebat
Lorien


Dec 20 2009, 5:34am

Post #169 of 383 (28173 views)
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I have to agree...sorry ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Bard...Liam Neeson...meh...he's in almost everything...Star Wars, Narnia, Batman...lets give an up & comer a go...

The Rock would be the stone that dragged The Hobbit right down to the bottom...

Mark Williams...a bit too fuddy duddy...like the opposite of James McAvcoy....
not fond of the idea of seeing any Harry Potter-affiliated actors in The Hobbit...
Peace.

Tri duath telich na estel lin...a si gerich naid bain anirach.


erynion
Lorien

Dec 22 2009, 12:17pm

Post #170 of 383 (27750 views)
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Johnny Vegas for Bombur! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, he's a comedian type, but did anyone see him in "The Libertine"? The way he handled the old way of speaking was really natural. And I just think he looks perfect for Bombur, with a beard of course.




g_jones
The Shire

Dec 22 2009, 11:06pm

Post #171 of 383 (29390 views)
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Brad Pitt's Mystery Beard [In reply to] Can't Post

Brad Pitt has been sporting a strange beard lately, People Magazine suggested he remove it. I believe it likely being grown for a role, but he hasn't announced what role it is for. His IMDB schedule looks like there may be a big open area in the middle of 2010.

Just saying is all.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 22 2009, 11:40pm

Post #172 of 383 (29728 views)
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The Goblin King [In reply to] Can't Post

Just saying...

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.


erynion
Lorien

Dec 23 2009, 9:00am

Post #173 of 383 (27771 views)
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characters [In reply to] Can't Post

David Bowie as Thranduil would be terrifying Laugh I love him, but if he does it I think I may scream.

And Brad Pitt for Bard, d'you think? He doesn't look very dwarfy, even with his beard, but Bard I can see. It's just a flip of letters away...


duats
Grey Havens

Dec 25 2009, 4:31am

Post #174 of 383 (28279 views)
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Another suggestion for Beorn [In reply to] Can't Post

How about Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)?


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 25 2009, 4:57am

Post #175 of 383 (29927 views)
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I would believe [In reply to] Can't Post

he could turn into a bear.

Kangi Ska

At night one cannot tell if crows are black or white.

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