Monday, March 05, 2007

Who'd Play Sheriff Rhodes in a Movie?

You can read my thoughts on this topic if you click here.

14 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Selleck would be OK, I guess. What about a younger Sam Elliott?

Gerard said...

I was thinking of this same topic, independently of your mention, while listening to "Red, White and Blue Murder". I drew a blank on who to cast. Heck, I'm sure there are physical descriptions of Rhodes in each novel but I cannot recall them.

Hey, how about Marco Perella? http://www.marcoperella.com/index.htm He's a Texan (by marriage).

Bill Crider said...

A younger Sam Elliott would be fine.

So would Marco.

And there are no physical descriptions of Rhodes in any of the books, other than some very sketchy comments.

Gerard said...

"And there are no physical descriptions of Rhodes in any of the books, other than some very sketchy comments."

Good. Now I don't feel as clueless.

Benjamin Potter said...

With every new Rhodes book I read, I wander to this very question. The answer always drifts back to guys who would have been perfect for the part twenty years ago -- but are, alas, too old now. My wife is a big fan of Tommy Lee Jones. If Hollywood would hurry up, he could do the job.

Bill Crider said...

I'd love to have him do it.

Gerard said...

Chris Cooper.

Or, he'd be really good for comedic portions, Hugh Jackman.

Another good one, Sean Bean (with practice on the accent).

Bill Crider said...

I like Chris Cooper. Jackman only if he'd wear the Wolverine outfit.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Pee Wee Herman, Ellen DeGeneris, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, or Johnny Depp.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

BTW, Bill, Spillane says he never described Mike Hammer, that he was a state of mind.

Gerard said...

I keep thinking of Scarlett Johannson. For the role.

Bill Crider said...

Now those are all good suggestions, Cap'n, but if Scarlett signs on, all bets are off.

Gerard said...

Kicking a dead horse...

Bill Paxton.
Steve Zahn (maybe too young).

Bill Crider said...

I hadn't thought of either of those. Paxton would be good, I'll bet. Zahn strikes me as more of a sidekick type.