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Evil Agent
March 16th, 2006, 10:15 PM
I'm not sure if there's a thread for this yet, but it's been mentioned here and there.

Martin himself recently said that he doesn't think his books could ever be turned into movies. But he does think could possibly work as a mini series, with a full season for each book! How awesome would that be?

Anyway, even though its sort of silly naming all these big actors, who would you love to see play your favorite characters? Here's some ideas from a previous post of mine:

Eddard Stark - Liam Neeson? Or someone else. Russel Crowe?
Robb Stark - Toby Mcguire? (my friend's suggestion)
Jon Snow - Keanu Reeves? just kidding! Orlando Bloom? Nah! Hmmm...
Theon Greyjoy - Joaquim Phoenix, or Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (the guy who played Steerpike in BBC's Gormenghast series)
Balon Greyjoy - Christopher Lee
Stannis Baratheon - Christopher Lee or Patrick Stewart
Robert Baratheon - Brendan Gleeson or Brian Cox

We would also need to find a role for Sean Bean, and possibly Ian McKellen.

Gildor
March 16th, 2006, 10:43 PM
Seriously im really going for Oldman as Littlefinger here. Going by Amok, he's near perfect ...

Though if im honest i'd like to see a discreet lack of major names, I feel they wouldn't really be that committed to making it work. All you need to do is get a really good director, a load of promising upcoming stars, who can act well and more importantly look like the characters!

Im thinking Alien circumstances here, bunch of unknowns coupled with a bloody good director, and you've got something good.

Though I can absolutelty see a mini series working.

Ackk I can see the promotion now, the words 'Winter is Coming' flashing up randomly onto screens! :p

SpiffySilpion
March 16th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Some of my choices depend on time not being a concern (because some people should be older and some younger) and I might misspell some names. If anybody doesn't recognize any of the names mentioned, go to:

www.imdb.com

{Edit: I will finish putting links to imdb [or another picture source] sometime today--hopefully, my eyes are wigging out right now}
{Edit: Oh, I had my first migraine today at work. I swear I couldn't even read the text on the screen I was seeing so many white sparkly floaters or whatever they are called.}


Ned Stark: Viggo Mortensen ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001557/)
Catelyn: Julia Ormond (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000566/) or Jeanne Tripplehorn (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000675/)
Jon: Edward Furlong (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000411/)
Robb: Brad Renfro (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000605/)
Bran: Joseph Mazzello (http://www.jmfanclub.com/jmfp.pictures.html)
Tywin Lannister: Patrick Stewart (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001772/)
Jaime Lannister: Blonde Tom Cruise (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/SpiffySilpion/lestat.jpg) from Interview with the Vampire
Cersei Lannister: Naomi Watts (http://imdb.com/name/nm0915208/)
Joffrey Bratheon: Tom Felton (http://imdb.com/name/nm0271657/)
Stannis Baratheon: Billy Bob Thornton (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nndb.com/people/295/000025220/billybobthornton-sm.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nndb.com/people/295/000025220/&h=290&w=230&sz=20&tbnid=m_NbQ3hQD8y0LM:&tbnh=110&tbnw=87&hl=en&start=14&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbilly%2Bbob%2Bthornton%26svnum%3D10%2 6hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN) (he's always so thin and drawn)
Mellesandra: Catherin Zeta Jones (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001876/)
Davos Seaworth or Benjen Stark (more DS): Sean Bean (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Sean-Bean-Plans-To-Marry-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sean-Bean-Plans-To-Marry-4957.shtml&h=204&w=230&sz=41&tbnid=s6CX_UVP-8qZ2M:&tbnh=91&tbnw=103&hl=en&start=17&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsean%2Bbean%2Bboromir%26svnum%3D10%26 hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN)
Varys: Oliver Platt (http://tv.yahoo.com/tvpdb?d=tvi&id=1808585296&cf=ph&pgid=1808609193&photoid=549579&pid=10)
Syrio Foyel: Ben Kingsley (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001426/)
Jaquen H'agar: Jonny Depp (http://www.ohjohnny.net/gilbert/gilbert.html)
Euron: Gary Oldman (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000198/)
Sir Rodrik: Pete Postlethwaite (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000592/) AKA Kobayashi
Sir Dontos: Robert Downey Jr. (In this (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000592/) picture he's on the right.)

I'd definately wan't Joaquin Phoenix (http://www.nndb.com/people/898/000025823/) in there somewhere. Maybe Garlan Tyrell. Yeah! I could dream cast forever but for now... I have to go to bed but will have to come back and post some more later.

Am back:
Gregor Clegane:Michael Wincott (http://hem.passagen.se/kattmor/michael.htm)
Sam Tarly: Charlie Talbert (http://talbertandowen.home.comcast.net/bw5.jpg) (Angus!)
Dolores Ed: Billy Boyd (http://imdb.com/name/nm0101710/)
Ayra Stark: Any little girl who can also play Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
Dagmar Cleftjaw: James Cosmo (he was in Braveheart) (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Cinema/1975/images/BIG_b-w_hamishs_father.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Cinema/1975/pictures/b-w_pictures.html&h=384&w=255&sz=11&tbnid=bwz5IbfuUgNwwM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=79&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3DJames%2BCosmo%2BBraveheart%26svnum%3D 10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN)
Lord 'o' Bones: Brendan Gleason

Back to bed I go...

Evil Agent
March 17th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Gildor: Ironically, I was going to cite the Amok drawing earlier, as the reason I don't see Oldman as Littlefinger! Although your comparison is actually very striking, I still don't think Oldman is slimy enough. I think Oldman would be better as one of the other characters, but I'm not sure who. He has to be in it though.

As for this:
Ackk I can see the promotion now, the words 'Winter is Coming' flashing up randomly onto screens!Oh my god.. I WANT TO SEE THIS NOW!!! :D

SpiffySilpion: Excellent idea for Sean Bean as Davos! I knew I wanted him in there, and I always think Bean is a better good guy (despite being cast as a bad guy all the time). Davos Seaworth he is! I also like the idea of Viggo as Ned Stark (though I still think Liam Neeson would be cool! Or even Sean Bean again), and I love Brendan Gleeson as the Lord 'o Bones (I can totally hear him saying that name!).

However, you can't have Patrick Stewart for your Tywin, cause he's so perfect as my Stannis! :p (Or imagine, with the wonders of technology and make up, if we could have Patrick Stewart as both Tywin and Stannis!)

I also heartily stand by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Theon, but how about Joaquin Phoenix plays Renly?? And how about Brian Cox as Jeor Mormont, the Old Bear. Eh? Eh?

Snowlock
March 17th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Joaquin Phoenix WOULD make a GREAT Renly!

I like that casting from the earlier post! I however
don't like Patrick Stewart as Tyrion and/or Tywin.
Still cannot grasp a picture in my mind from the
Hollywood elite for that role.

Don't laugh, but I think Daniel Radcliffe would be
great as Robb..Comments?

I also think Naomi Watts as Cersei is a good suggestion but
she does not come across as evil enough for me.
How about Nicole Kidman? She could be a major beotch
in that role!

Anyhow, the who ASOIAF being made into a mini-series
is such a good idea. I truly hope one day it is attempted.


Major laughs for the "Winter is Coming" flashing on the
TV for a preview!!!!

-Snowlock

SpiffySilpion
March 17th, 2006, 12:11 PM
I'm back again.

If they were to make a mini-series about it I think that it would have to be more like an HBO series and not technically a mini series but a regular series until the story ended. Like 3 chapters or so for each episode. HBO wouldn't have to worry about censoring anything like the violence or sex. Personally, after watching Rome, I've come to the conclusion that some producer will watch an episode and say, "No. More sex. More cussing. This is HBO!"


However, you can't have Patrick Stewart for your Tywin, cause he's so perfect as my Stannis!
But... but... but... he's my perfect Tywin.
*tear*


I also heartily stand by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Theon
Yeah, JOnathan Rys-Meyers (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001667/) would be great!


I also think Naomi Watts as Cersei is a good suggestion but
she does not come across as evil enough for me.
I think she could pull it off. I'd actually like to see her be a beotch. Yeah, Nicloe Kidman could be Cersei. Definately.


And how about as Jeor Mormont, the Old Bear. Eh? Eh?
YES! They'd have to make him look taller, and he'd have to lose weight and buff up but yeah, Brian Cox (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004051/)would be wonderful.

More dreamcasting:

Olyenna Tyrell: Judi Dench (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001132/)
Roose Bolton: Kevin Spacey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/)
Tom Bombadil: Jonathan Frakes (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000408/)--oooh wait!

Jekyll
March 17th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Wow, there are some comprehensive lists here. :) I can't come close to matching that! So I'll just toss out a few hits that come to mind -

Angelina Jolie as Melisandre

Nicole Kidman as Cersei and Tom Cruise as Jaime (I KEED I KEED!). The height difference alone would make it impossible. ;)

I actually second Naomi Watts as Cersei. She would be fantastic. Jaime would be a tough one, because you need someone exceptionally pretty who can also play gritty when it happens. A young Brad Pitt, maybe.

Robert - Brian Bedford

Littlefinger - Edward Norton

Catelyn - Jennifer Connelly

Tywin - Patrick Stewart, without a doubt :)

Ed Stark - To be honest, I think Denzel Washington would be perfect for this. I know it wouldn't happen, but I think he would be spot on.

Ben Stark - Following from Ed's casting, how about Jamie Foxx (I love being in the Rangers! HOO RAH) :D

Snowlock
March 17th, 2006, 03:53 PM
OOOhh!!!

Hows about Eric Bana as Neddard?!
I loved him as Hector in Troy.

-Snowlock

glaz
March 17th, 2006, 04:14 PM
ERIC BANA as NED would be awesome. also, i don't know, but i also see him as DAVOS. some kind of quiet seething.

among big name stars, i only see BRAD PITT doing JAMIE. others either aren't good-looking enough or doesn't have that swagger.

i want BRAN or RICKON to be played by that child actor in Disney's "THE KID" and "CAT IN THE HAT"

JOHNNY DEPP is versatile enough as LITTLEFINGER.

CHRISTIAN BALE must get a part!

what about VARYS played by PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN?

Snowlock
March 17th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Betcha Renee Zellweger puttin' back on a few
pounds ala Bridget Jones could play one heck
of a pathetic Lysa....:rolleyes:

-Snowlock <---can ya tell, likes this thread!