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TheBaldYankee
01-28-2007, 08:15 PM
With all the heated threads, arounnd I thought it be nice to have this for a bit of light hearted fun.

Say your directing a remake of Gettysburg/The Killer Angels. Who would you cast in the key roles? We can even push a little farther and say your doing the whole trilogy if you want.

For me I'd thinking...

Robert E. Lee - Gary Oldman (the guy can play anything)

James Longstreet - Christopher Walken (just kidding, but he is awesome) I need to think about this one

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain - Edward Norton

Buster Kilraine - Brian Cox (Col. Striker from X2) but he's getting old. So maybe not

George Pickett - Tom Hanks

Lewis Armistead - Another toughy

Winfield Scott Hancock - Russell Crow

For the other Flicks...

Thomas Jackson - Viggo Mortenson
U.S. Grant - Jeff Daniels (with some hair dye) I promted him from Col. Chamberlain to Gen. Grant.

John1862
01-28-2007, 09:06 PM
James Longstreet - Christopher Walken (just kidding, but he is awesome) I need to think about this one



We need more artillery!

sbl
01-28-2007, 09:48 PM
...of edgy actors who have done History films before..

Steve Buscemi.....Big Fish-Barton Fink-Billy Bathgate-Lonesome Dove-Crossbow

Billy Bob Thornton.....The Alamo-Tombstone

Willem Dafoe......Last Tempation of Christ-The Aviator- Shadow of the Vampire-Platoon

Tracey Walter......Young Guns II-Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann-Goin' South


Brendan Fraser....The Quiet American- Gods and Monsters-The Mummy series

William H. Macy....Andersonville-Radio Days-Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill

William Fichtner.....Black Hawk Down-The Perfect Storm-Pearl Harbor

William Sanderson....Gods and Generals-Andersonville-Deadwood

Christopher Walken....Sleepy Hollow -Sarah, Plain and Tall- Biloxi Blues

Paul Giamatti.....Saving Private Ryan-Cinderella Man-The Illusionist

Thomas Haden Church.....Tombstone-Broken Trail

Christopher Lloyd.....The Legend of the Lone Ranger- Eight Men Out-Goin' South

Sean Bean...Sharpes Rifles etc..-Lord Of the Rings

and Rowan Atkinson...The Blackadder (as Fremantle)

sbl
01-29-2007, 06:18 AM
...there's gotta be a part for him. He's even a "buff".

http://cdn.digitalcity.com/getty/E/2005-06-09/53035959FM047_33rd_AFI_Life_E.jpg

Sgt_Pepper
01-29-2007, 11:44 AM
I'd cast Richard Dreyfuss as Lewis Armistead.

prestontoprail
01-29-2007, 11:46 AM
Some of you might want to know that Christopher Walken HAS played a confederate before......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYoM481QE4A

sbl
01-29-2007, 12:06 PM
Christopher Lloyd as John Burns

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/gettysburg-soldier-injured.jpg

...'cept John Burns isn't in the story.

MStuart
01-29-2007, 12:16 PM
Billy Bob Thornton.....Tombstone

"No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you" - Wyatt Earp

Mark

sbl
01-29-2007, 05:32 PM
Mark,
It's amazing that half the cast of Gettysburg went on to do Tombstone with much better lines, acting and make up.

There are reenactors out there that base their interpretation of the Old West on that movie. Nice people too.

http://groups.msn.com/LawDogsNLadies/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us

MStuart
01-29-2007, 06:04 PM
"I'm tired of your gas, now pull that pistol and go to work..."

Mark

Couldn't help it - Historically accurate film? No...Entertaining? Oh H*ll yes!

TheBaldYankee
01-30-2007, 07:44 AM
For the record, Tombstone ROCKS! No, not the most accurate, but still rocks.

Richard Dreyfuss as Armistead? That's an interesting possability.

Since someone brought him up, I think Paul Giamatti would make a good Buster Kilraine.

Willem Defoe would be good if you were making a movie about Nathan Bedford Forest. They both have that gaunt face going on.

I changed my mind. I'm making Gary Oldman James Longstreet, and casting Ian Mcshane (Al Swearengen, Deadwood) to play Robert E. Lee.

I also gotta find a spot for Brad Dourif. He'd make a good Armistead I think.

Kerflummoxed
01-30-2007, 10:16 AM
If anyone was miscast in Gettysburg, it would have to be Sheen as Lee! Someone of the stature of Lee was needed to convincingly play that role....someone like a Charleston Heston!

On the other hand, I have always felt that Stephen Lang stole the show as Pickett, with Jordan a close second.

H. L.Hanger

sbl
01-30-2007, 10:19 AM
Some good choices there.

Maybe Paul Reubens (Heavily made up) for Henry T. Harrison, the spy.

Justin Runyon
01-30-2007, 12:33 PM
OK, So he's not in any of the horrible movies, but you can't pass on this veritable casting coup.

Army30th
01-30-2007, 12:53 PM
Mr. Dreyfus played a confederate too, at least I think he did. He signed my provost pass at Cedar Creek in 1990 I think, or was it 1991.

sbl
01-30-2007, 02:09 PM
Mr. Dreyfus played a confederate too, at least I think he did. He signed my provost pass at Cedar Creek in 1990 I think, or was it 1991.

It was that long ago? I remember the Confederates all had the vapors over Richard Dreyfus being in ranks.

Army30th
01-30-2007, 11:56 PM
Yeah, I think it was that far back because I haven't attended that event since then. But you are correct, Confeds were frothing at the mouth because he was there.

The 1990 Cedar Creek event was in People Magazine right after it took place. There was also a special on TV called "War Games" and a video called "Bloody Shenandoah", which I am visually identifiable in.

Pete K
01-31-2007, 10:11 AM
How about Mark Harmon as William Sherman?

sbl
01-31-2007, 12:20 PM
That could work physically.


Harmon

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/3/32/180px-MarkHarmon.gif

Sherman

http://www.cherokeerose.com/general_sherman_sm.jpg



Remember John Wayne played Sherman in How the West Was Won with Harry Morgan (Col. Potter from MASH) as Grant.

Army30th
01-31-2007, 04:56 PM
I'll take Hal Holbrook as Lincoln.... he's done it twice. Three times if you count N&S Book 2 as a separate movie.

Kerflummoxed
02-01-2007, 11:42 AM
I'll take Hal Holbrook as Lincoln.... he's done it twice. Three times if you count N&S Book 2 as a separate movie.

I was fortunate to have been an extra in N/S and was in the Petersburg scene with him where he did an admirable job portraying Lincoln.

Not only did he visit the troops at Petersburg that rainy, soggy afternnoon, he also exhibited grave concern over their access to various forms of soldierly recreations including one of the two bordellos that were then operating in that quaint river town. By mere happenstance, while serving as part of the "Provost" and performing my official duty, I encountered Mr. Lincoln, accompanied by General Grant, in Nellie's that same evening with a lady of the house sitting on his lap. Undoubtedly, he must have been consoling this chambermaid's loss of her beau...or some other such comforting, I suppose.

H. L. Hanger

sbl
02-01-2007, 09:44 PM
Charleston Heston!

"Get your stinking' paws off me you **** dirty Yanks!"

HighPrvt
02-01-2007, 10:30 PM
How about a good western theatre movie?
I'd cast Timothy Dalton as Patrick Cleburne.

sbl
02-02-2007, 12:20 PM
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Confederate_Generals/patrick-cleburne.jpg

http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/images/bond_17_dalton3.jpg



"Brokeback Confederacy"?

Micah Trent
02-02-2007, 12:24 PM
OK, So he's not in any of the horrible movies, but you can't pass on this veritable casting coup.

You know...looking at the picture of Ben Butler...Dennis Franz from NYPD Blue would work perfect!

Gary
02-03-2007, 01:42 AM
Danny De Vito as Benjamin Butler even if we have to write in a place for Butler in Gettysburg.