Truthfully, not really. if the part as written requires a petite blond woman, and George Clooney expressed an interest, the part would quickly be rewritten. Capice?
And the thread is after all, who would YOU
want to play the captain. It's a game, do play along.
If I could pick absolutely anyone to be captain, I'd pick Robert Mitchum
. When he was late thirties to mid forties, one damn fine looking man. Had the cocky swagger down, could play world weary, and had experience playing military commanders.
Easy to see him on the bridge.