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Actors considered for the Hobbit film. My cents worth of opinion!

Noneoftheabove
Lorien


Sep 18 2007, 12:37am


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I suggest three actors who would be great in the Hobbit, and who also have not been considered.

First off, and for the most important role as Bilbo - Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who you ask? This guy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000450/
Martin Freeman has the advantage of being a British actor, sure, but is he as talented as Mr. Hoffman? Sitting in my magical director's chair I would give this actor a chance. I've seen a bit of his work in a handful of films. But the interesting thing about Phillip is that his roles have been extremely varied. He hasn't stuck to one type of character in his career which makes me believe he could do something all together different and in a unique fashion as with taking on the challenge of portraying a Hobbit.

The second actor I think would be great to pick as Beorn or one of the main Dwarves, like Gloin or perhaps Balin would be this talented, witty, charming actor, Oliver Platt. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001624/

For the third role for either the Elf Thranduil or even the voice of Smaug - Gary Sinise http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000641/
I suggest this actor over the no less talented Alan Rickman for the voice of Smaug, because I think Mr. Sinise has a certain quality to his voice and demeanor that suggest a bit of moral uncertainty. For Smaug it fits, because Smaug is both threateningly evil and disarmingly friendly at the same time. If Gary Sinise were to instead be the Elf lord that imprisons Bilbo and the Dwarves, who better to present the same sort of character? Obviously Thranduil is not a villian character, but he is not a welcoming host to Bilbo and the Dwarves.

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Actors considered for the Hobbit film. My cents worth of opinion! Noneoftheabove Send a private message to Noneoftheabove Sep 18 2007, 12:37am
    None of the above. Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 18 2007, 12:41am
    I love both PSH and Sinise entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 18 2007, 12:54am
        well... vtboyarc Send a private message to vtboyarc Sep 18 2007, 2:47am
    Fascinating possibilities! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 18 2007, 9:06am
        What about Orlando for Thranduil? Aragorn'sSexyScar Send a private message to Aragorn'sSexyScar Sep 18 2007, 3:44pm
            I'd say David Bowie. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 18 2007, 3:48pm
                Perfect! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 18 2007, 4:10pm
                Bowie's an excellent idea! Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Sep 18 2007, 4:34pm
                    I like the idea of Jason Isaacs.// Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Sep 18 2007, 4:56pm
                        YES deej Send a private message to deej Sep 18 2007, 5:12pm
                            I love Jason Isaacs! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Sep 18 2007, 10:55pm
                I'm feeling this Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Sep 18 2007, 5:15pm
                    "I'll spare everyone the link to the photochop ..." Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 18 2007, 5:21pm
                    How about as the Goblin King? / Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 18 2007, 5:46pm
                    Yeah... Donry Send a private message to Donry Sep 19 2007, 4:30pm
                With ya. Bowie was born to play Elf kings. / GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Sep 18 2007, 5:41pm
                    Figwit played guitar, jammin' good with Bard and Leggy.../ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Sep 18 2007, 6:44pm
                What about Julian Sands for Thranduil? grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 19 2007, 2:01pm
                    Not a bad choice, either /nt entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 19 2007, 2:36pm
                    Another great choice! Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 19 2007, 3:34pm
            Noooooo! deej Send a private message to deej Sep 18 2007, 4:09pm
    How about.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 18 2007, 4:19pm
        No, but seriously a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Sep 18 2007, 4:21pm
        Fantabulous! Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Sep 18 2007, 4:37pm

 
 
 

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