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Old February 6 2010, 11:32 PM   #46
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I'm surprised to see a few US posters suggesting Aussies (the Hemsworth boys, Worthington) for such an All-American hero. I would have thought you'd all be insistent he be played by a Yank? I don't often think that nationality is that important in casting but I can certainly understand why people would want Captain America played by someone with an American passport.
It's called acting for a reason.

Of course, there's also a major double standard because hellfire would reign upon us if an American were to play a Brit in Harry Potter or James Bond.

I don't know. Nobody complained when Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Sherlock Holmes . . . .
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Old February 6 2010, 11:37 PM   #47
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Where did I say Sherlock Holmes? You even quoted my entire quote. People like to be selectively offended.

Do you not remember when there was actual outrage over the idea that an American (Haley Joel Osment) would possibly play Harry Potter?

And I'm not talking about just these kind of message boards where you'll always find someone who is against something.
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Old February 6 2010, 11:40 PM   #48
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I'm surprised to see a few US posters suggesting Aussies (the Hemsworth boys, Worthington) for such an All-American hero. I would have thought you'd all be insistent he be played by a Yank? I don't often think that nationality is that important in casting but I can certainly understand why people would want Captain America played by someone with an American passport.
It's called acting for a reason.

Of course, there's also a major double standard because hellfire would reign upon us if an American were to play a Brit in Harry Potter or James Bond.

I don't know. Nobody complained when Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Sherlock Holmes . . . .
Graham Norton did a funny bit about it when Downwy was on his show.
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Old February 6 2010, 11:43 PM   #49
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Where did I saw Sherlock Holmes? You even quoted my entire quote. People like to be selectively offended.

Do you not remember when there was actual outrage over the idea that an American would possibly play Harry Potter?
He wasn't offended, he just expanded the parameters by including a third icon British character.
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Old February 6 2010, 11:45 PM   #50
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If a Brit is cast as Captain America, I hope he can do a better American accent than Gerard Butler or Colin Farrell.
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Old February 6 2010, 11:54 PM   #51
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I always thought that Heath Ledger would have made a good Captain America after seeing him in "The Patriot". Brad Pitt always gets brought up because of his physique and looks. A poster asked about Sam Worthington...I would buy him as Steve. He mentioned as an aside during an interview recently that he knows how to hold a shield so he seems like he would be interested if he was asked.

Have I mentioned that I hate the "First Avenger" sub-title?
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Old February 6 2010, 11:56 PM   #52
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Where did I saw Sherlock Holmes? You even quoted my entire quote. People like to be selectively offended.

Do you not remember when there was actual outrage over the idea that an American would possibly play Harry Potter?
He wasn't offended, he just expanded the parameters by including a third icon British character.
Exactly. I wasn't offended. I was just pointing out that Holmes is about as iconically British a character as you can get, and yet audiences seemed to have accepted Downey in the part. So maybe that "double standard" is crumbling . . . .
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Old February 6 2010, 11:58 PM   #53
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When Sharon Carter asked him how he dodges bullets, he replied that, "I can see faster", whatever that means.

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God lord. He's Captain America, not the Flash,
Actually(!) that's why Babe Ruth was so good at bat. There's a piece in the NYTimes archives from 1921 about studies done on him at Columbia.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990CE2DF153EEE3ABC4952DFBF66838A 639EDE


Who's rolling their eyes now?
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Old February 7 2010, 12:09 AM   #54
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When Sharon Carter asked him how he dodges bullets, he replied that, "I can see faster", whatever that means.

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God lord. He's Captain America, not the Flash,
Actually(!) that's why Babe Ruth was so good at bat. There's a piece in the NYTimes archives from 1921 about studies done on him at Columbia.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990CE2DF153EEE3ABC4952DFBF66838A 639EDE


Who's rolling their eyes now?
Still me, because Babe Ruth can't dodge a bullet.
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Old February 7 2010, 02:55 AM   #55
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God lord. He's Captain America, not the Flash,
Actually(!) that's why Babe Ruth was so good at bat. There's a piece in the NYTimes archives from 1921 about studies done on him at Columbia.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990CE2DF153EEE3ABC4952DFBF66838A 639EDE


Who's rolling their eyes now?
Still me, because Babe Ruth can't dodge a bullet.
Nah, he'd just swing away and knock it back at the guy trying to shoot him.
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Old February 7 2010, 03:03 AM   #56
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Still me, because Babe Ruth can't dodge a bullet.
Nah, he'd just swing away and knock it back at the guy trying to shoot him. [/QUOTE]

Captain Robau is NOT amused.

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Old February 7 2010, 03:16 AM   #57
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Actually(!) that's why Babe Ruth was so good at bat. There's a piece in the NYTimes archives from 1921 about studies done on him at Columbia.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990CE2DF153EEE3ABC4952DFBF66838A 639EDE


Who's rolling their eyes now?
Still me, because Babe Ruth can't dodge a bullet.
Nah, he'd just swing away and knock it back at the guy trying to shoot him.
He'd point first.
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Old February 7 2010, 05:19 AM   #58
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If a Brit is cast as Captain America, I hope he can do a better American accent than Gerard Butler or Colin Farrell.
Well considering one is Irish and the other one is Scottish, them being Brits posing as yanks would be difficult, but semantics. So Daniel Craig as Captain America? Or at least Captain Britain in the next X Men installment
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Old February 7 2010, 05:28 AM   #59
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I'm surprised to see a few US posters suggesting Aussies (the Hemsworth boys, Worthington) for such an All-American hero. I would have thought you'd all be insistent he be played by a Yank? I don't often think that nationality is that important in casting but I can certainly understand why people would want Captain America played by someone with an American passport.
It's called acting for a reason.

Of course, there's also a major double standard because hellfire would reign upon us if an American were to play a Brit in Harry Potter or James Bond.

I don't know. Nobody complained when Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Sherlock Holmes . . . .
He's Robert Downey Jr. To complain would reveal your total insanity. Still imagine him being proposed for a Harry Potter character. JK Rowling would have shit a brick! Or James Bond. (That would be the one case in which I'd actually watch a Bond flick.)
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Old February 7 2010, 05:55 AM   #60
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If a Brit is cast as Captain America, I hope he can do a better American accent than Gerard Butler or Colin Farrell.
Well considering one is Irish and the other one is Scottish, them being Brits posing as yanks would be difficult, but semantics.
You know, as soon as I used the term "Brit," I knew someone would come along and confuse it with "Englishman." Congratulations on being first!
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