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:

  1. Jeff Meyerson2:00 PM

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

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  2. Gerard2:17 PM

    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).

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  3. 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.

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  4. Gerard2:27 PM

    "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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. I'd love to have him do it.

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  7. Gerard3:10 PM

    Chris Cooper.

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Gerard4:33 PM

    I keep thinking of Scarlett Johannson. For the role.

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

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  13. Gerard8:41 PM

    Kicking a dead horse...

    Bill Paxton.
    Steve Zahn (maybe too young).

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

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