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Old July 18 2012, 04:46 PM   #2341
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...I'm not familiar enough with Sheen to know if he'd work too.
Michael Sheen is known for roles such as Lucien in the Underworld movies, Tony Blair in The Queen, and David Frost in Frost/Nixon...amoungst many others. I like Hugh Laurie for the role too, but I'd say that Mr.Sheen would not be a bad choice..
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Old July 18 2012, 05:02 PM   #2342
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^I was aware of most of that, but I haven't actually seen those films, so knowing that doesn't help me. (Didn't he play Tony Blair twice?)
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Old July 18 2012, 06:19 PM   #2343
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^I was aware of most of that, but I haven't actually seen those films, so knowing that doesn't help me. (Didn't he play Tony Blair twice?)
Three times, actually. He teamed up with writer Peter Morgan for 2003's made-for-British-television movie The Deal, about the rise of New Labour and the conflict between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for Labour leadership in the early-to-mid 1990s; for 2006's The Queen, about how Blair and the Queen both coped with public reaction to the death of Princess Diana; and 2010's The Special Relationship, about Blair's relationship with Bill Clinton following his appointment as Prime Minister until Bush came into office.
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Old July 23 2012, 08:41 PM   #2344
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^I was aware of most of that, but I haven't actually seen those films, so knowing that doesn't help me. (Didn't he play Tony Blair twice?)
As well as playing Bliar (sic) 3 times (as Sci pointed out), he's also played football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United and David Frost in Frost/ Nixon (both were written by Peter Morgan, who wrote the Bliar movies). He's also played Kenneth Williams of Carry On movie fame, or infamy (infamy, they've all got it in for me... Sorry). When you consider how effective he was at playing all 4 characters and when you consider what a disparate bunch they are/ were, it gives you an idea of his range.
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Old July 23 2012, 08:43 PM   #2345
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^ Sheen's range is absolutely amazing, I agree, handling both classic Hollywood drama and genre stuff with ease. He was a lot of fun in that Tron sequel, too.
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Old July 23 2012, 08:56 PM   #2346
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To do a bit of backtracking: I've only ever read a few books featuring Elias Vaughn. (The Typhon Pact books, Cast No Shadow, and the Lost Era ones).

Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
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Old July 23 2012, 09:06 PM   #2347
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^ Connery has that sort of presence too, I suppose, though he would never have been my preferred choice. Connery is, well, Connery, I think he brings too much baggage to a role (well, he did before his retirement).
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Old July 23 2012, 10:14 PM   #2348
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Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
Well, was Connery the right choice, accent-wise, to play a Russian submarine captain, or a Spanish immortal, or the father of Indiana Jones, or various English characters like Robin Hood, King Richard I, and Allan Quatermain?
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Old July 23 2012, 10:53 PM   #2349
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Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
Well, was Connery the right choice, accent-wise, to play a Russian submarine captain, or a Spanish immortal, or the father of Indiana Jones, or various English characters like Robin Hood, King Richard I, and Allan Quatermain?
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Old July 23 2012, 11:25 PM   #2350
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He wasn't Spanish, he was Egyptian.
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Old July 24 2012, 12:12 AM   #2351
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Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
I don't know, I've never really felt that Connery really matched my concept of Vaughn. I like Bruce Boxleitner for him.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:28 AM   #2352
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Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
I don't know, I've never really felt that Connery really matched my concept of Vaughn. I like Bruce Boxleitner for him.
Bruce is my choice as well.
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Old July 24 2012, 03:14 AM   #2353
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You know, Boxleitner never struck me as a good choice for Vaughn before, but after hearing in TRON: Uprising how rich and stentorian his voice has gotten with age, I'm starting to see how it could work.
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Old July 24 2012, 11:36 AM   #2354
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I came to like Boxleitner a lot from his work on B5. But personally I've always seen and heard Burt Reynold's as Vaughn.
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Is Sean Connery really the right choice to play that part? Looks-wise, maybe. But is it ever specified what kind of accent he has (if any)?
Well, was Connery the right choice, accent-wise, to play a Russian submarine captain, or a Spanish immortal, or the father of Indiana Jones, or various English characters like Robin Hood, King Richard I, and Allan Quatermain?
Seeing as you ask: No.
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