Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Roundtable: ...And Don King as TBO


One of Stine and Ly's favorite games is casting shows and movies using nothing but the people we know in our immediate circle.

Occasionally, the game is turned around, in order to cast famous actors in our lives.

Invariably, my choice is Forrest Whitaker, preferrably the younger, slimmer version, but, like Oprah, my profile goes up and down.

However, knowing Hollywood's propensity to think "whatever, don't they all look alike anyway?", based on the average yokel's comments about me, they'd probably cast fuckin' Al Roker.

At which point, I'd contact my lawyer, and sue the fuck out of the production company.

Anyway, Prego's hosting this week's Roundtable over at Rustbelt Ramblings, and he asks "who would be you, in the movie of your life? Can you think of some particularly astute casting choices by Hollywood in previous biopics? And Esai Morales or Desi Arnaz?"

Prego, hate to say it, but I'm thinking Desi.

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At 7:20 AM, Blogger Missuz J said...

I can totally see Forrest Whitaker for you.

As for me--I just don't know these days. I guess I'll stick with my stand-by, which is Drew Barrymore. The look isn't quite right, but there's something about her that I think would suit.

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger Missuz J said...

Oh--and I LOVE Bookworm Adventures. Love it.

 
At 8:11 AM, Blogger JJisafool said...

You? Michael Boatman.

Me? Matthew David McConaughey.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger keda said...

dammit jj i was hoping mathew would play rob.. and i'd play myself.

poo.

oh well then i'll have to talk to sean penn, or the bloke who played denny on greys anatomy.

as for me, as i said at prego's it's obvious innit? :P

it doesn't really help that i have no head for remembering sexy film stars names. i had to look up all the names here except matt's. though only one other was sexy.. i'll go with jose's choice.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger keda said...

actually i take it all back... seeing as i just fluffed my own lines.. i meant i'll go with p's choice of stud esai. the others are all peculiar.

i'd better cast some dumb fake blonde after all for myself.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

I could see Cate Blanchett, actually, Keda...More so than Tilda Swinton.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

Miss Uz J, I find Ms. Barrymore appropriate, considering several factors...

JJ, for some reason, Thomas Haydn Church comes to mind.

Ly, fairly accurate choices, actually.

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Being a Gemini, I have to say it depends on which Lyam we're talking about.

Lyam as pensive, grounded masculine force: Ed Harris

Lyam as bruiser: Jason Statham

Lyam as foppish loose cannon: John Malkovich

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Oh, and MissuzJ . . . since we're going with energetic signature more than specific look, I'd say that Chloe Sevigny is a better match than Drew Barrymore.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

since we're going with energetic signature more than specific look...

Ah, well, in that case, Michael Boatman makes sense...so does Gunn in Angel...Miss Uz J, I need to see Brown Bunny before agreeing with Lyam...

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Miss Uz J, I need to see Brown Bunny before agreeing with Lyam.

Oh, you dirty bird.

MissuzJ, Brown Bunny is in no way my source film for said comparison; I was thinking more Dogville or Boys Don't Cry, maybe Trees Lounge or Gummo on the outside.

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Missuz J said...

Thank god you didn't mention Big Love.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Funny side question: Who are the WORST celebrities you've ever been told you resembled?

My bottom two: Kelsey Grammer and John Lithgow (though I've known more than a few women who argued for the sexiness of both).

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Heh, heh. That didn't even cross my mind. She does good work on that show, though.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

As mentioned above, Al Roker is the one repeated offender. oh, and Alkie kept mentioning the dad in Fresh Prince as another alternative.

Keep your giggling to yourselves.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Deni said...

Actually Jose, you should play Roker in his life story.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger JJisafool said...

Yeah, I agree with Deni.

This really cute chick in Syracuse told me I looked like Bryan Adams. So I told her she looked like Yeardley Smith.

Oh yeah, I got a way with the ladies.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

Buddhist that I am, I can't help but wonder what the fuck I'd done in a past life to deserve to have both Deni and JJ in my life.

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger JJisafool said...

Nothing gets you assessing your karmic payload like a three-year-old on tear.

Actually stopped back by here because I was recalling the night I cast Stine as Clint Eastwood in drag.

Again, way with the lay-days.

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Deni said...

My guess would be that you totally fucked something you shouldn't have.

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger ~A~ said...

Matthew Perry is totally Rob.

And I would like Rob to play me sohe would know what it's like when some one eats his PB&J.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Kate said...

Wow, nothin' gets the comments flowing like a little game of vanity fluffing!

TBO, if we can be colorblind for a minute, I'd cast you as Paul Giamatti, he could really bring out your curmudgeonly crust, but oh-so-tender filling.

When I was a little girl, I always wanted to cast myself (or be cast) as Carrie Fisher. Unfortunately these days, I usually get Jennifer Aniston or Sheryl Crow.

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger Kate said...

...Oh, and I'm sorry, but Dermot Mulrony is totally Rob.

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Kate - An erstwhile friend (who no longer writes or calls) once compared ME to Paul Giamatti; more specifically, he compared me to Giamatti's character in Sideways, suggesting that my film/music snobbery is of like character to that individual's wine snobbery ("No! I'm NOT gonna drink merlot!"--substitute " . . . listen to Dave Matthews!" or " . . . watch a Ron Howard film!" and it starts to make sense).

So if we were to add a fourth Lyam, the small, nebbishy, painfully insecure-but-limitlessly-sensitive Lyam, then surely he would be played by Paul Giamatti. That doesn't mean that the beige can't have him, too.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger JJisafool said...

That doesn't mean that the beige can't have him, too.

Mmmm. A Beige-PaulGiamatti-Lyam sandwich.

That's good eatin'.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger keda said...

sweetie i can't see either of them really.. i was just imagining my dream world.

i was most recently told i resembled julie delphy. but i'd look silly coming form cornwall with a french accent. i'm almost but not quite that pretentious.

i've also in the past been told i resemble ingrid bergman -though the couple who told me that were in their 80's. nuff said.

also nastassja kinski, and once even liza minelli. though that person is now in a shallow grave.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger the beige one said...

OOoooooh, Kinski and Delpie...Your repertoire grows. Unfortunately, it's been such a while since I've laid eyes on you, that I'm stuck trying to come up with comparisons for this picture, so I'm stuck with either the Teletubbies sun, or that woman in Brazil...

Now I'm trying to come up with alternatives for Kate...Young Hepburn...

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger thelyamhound said...

Now I'm trying to come up with alternatives for Kate...Young Hepburn...

Amy Acker and/or Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Kate said...

TBO - Which Hepburn?

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger the beige one said...

A bit of both, really...You've Audrey's physicality, and, well, hair color; and you've also got some of Katherine's moxie and delivery...

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Stine said...

Actually stopped back by here because I was recalling the night I cast Stine as Clint Eastwood in drag.

- This is what I get for not stopping by here more often. WTF JJ? Ok, you wanna play that way, let's see here...how's about JJ as a cross between Bea Arthur and Sid Haig from Devil's Rejects.

Mmmm. A Beige-PaulGiamatti-Lyam sandwich.

- Been there, done them.

And as for me, I'd say Geena Davis, crossed with Joan Cusak, crossed with Lucille Ball (two of those coming from Lyam)

 

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