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Old September 15 2009, 09:12 PM   #16
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

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Batman - Gary Cooper
The Joker - Marlon Brando (the young, slim Brando of course)
Catwoman - Ava Gardner
Two-Face - Robert Mitchum
The Riddler - Charlie Chaplin
The Penguin - Charles Laughton
Poison Ivy - Veronica Lake
The Scarecrow - Charles Boyer
Mr. Freeze - Yul Brynner
Commissioner Gordon - Jimmy Cagney
Lucius Fox - Sidney Poitier
Vicki Vale - Rita Hayworth
Yul Bryner as Mr. Freeze, good choice. I've never been able to think of a good actor for him. Someone suggested River Phoenix as Robin, that's a good one. As far as Bruce Wayne's look,I would go for Clooney. I would keep Heath Ledger as the Joker and have Johnny Depp play the Riddler. I think all other casting's for Batman movies were good, it's the writting that sucked.
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Old September 15 2009, 09:44 PM   #17
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

I know I would still love to see Crispin Glover play Joker.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:07 PM   #18
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

Some good suggestions so far, but for a wildcard I'm gonna suggest Tilda Swinton for the riddler
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Old September 15 2009, 10:14 PM   #19
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

Batman- Harrison Ford or Clint Walker
Riddler - Steve Buscemi
Joker - Alan Alda
Batgirl - Sally Fields (Gidget era)
Alfred - Peter Cushing

There were some really good choices previously mentioned for others and no one comes to mind for the others.
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Old September 16 2009, 12:23 AM   #20
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford would have been the perfect Batman and Robin.
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Old September 16 2009, 12:24 AM   #21
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Batman - George Clooney
Robin - Jerry Mathers
Batgirl - Lindsay Lohan
Alfred - David Niven
Aunt Harriet - Charlotte Rae
Commisioner Gordon - Powers Boothe

The Joker - Russell Brand
The Penguin - Gert Fröbe
Catwoman - Ava Gardner
The Riddler - Greg Kinnear
Mr. Freeze - Jeremy Irons
The Scarecrow - Ian McKellan
Poison Ivy - Marcia Cross
Harley Quinn - Nicole Sullivan
Zatanna - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ra's Al Ghul - Vincent Price
Talia - Emmanuelle Vaugier
Bat-Mite - Verne Troyer
That's a nightmare cast.
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Old September 16 2009, 12:49 AM   #22
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

Batman/Bruce Wayne = Patrick Swayze
Joker = Johnny Depp
Egghead = Telly Savalis/Yul Brenner
Catwoman = Angelina Jolie
Commish Gordon = Carol O'Connor
Riddler = Steve Buscemi
Alfred = Patrick Stewart
Harvet Dent/Two Face = Brad Pitt
Scarecrow = Iggy Pop
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Old September 16 2009, 01:25 AM   #23
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

I'm changing my choice for Riddler from Johnny Depp to Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue, Ensign Sudor in Voyager). I think he'd make a great, creepy Riddler.
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Old September 16 2009, 01:42 AM   #24
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

I'm not very familiar with all the characters, but for the ones I know...

Batman - Gregory Peck
Robin - an adolescent Dean Stockwell
Batgirl - Sally Field, circa The Flying Nun
Alfred - Dick Powell
Commissioner Gordon - Burt Lancaster

The Joker - Henry Fonda, in villanous spaghetti-western mode
The Penguin - W.C. Fields, seconded
Catwoman - Josephine Baker
The Riddler - Sterling Hayden
Mr. Freeze - Marlon Brando
The Scarecrow - Ray Bolger is hard to beat, but how about Jimmy Stewart?
Poison Ivy - Joan Crawford and Bette Davis can fight over the role
Harley Quinn - Natalie Wood
Ra's Al Ghul - Jose Ferrer
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Old September 16 2009, 01:56 AM   #25
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

For me, with the possible exception of Christian Bale, everyone in the Nolan-verse movies have essentially seared themselves into my mind as the iconic representations of the characters, so I won't even bother listing those characters.

Tim Drake - I can't think of anyone better, so I'm OK with River Phoenix
Dick Grayson - Here's where I expect to hear some guff. Disregarding skin color, I think a young Will Smith would be perfect for Dick.
Jason Todd - Joaquin Phoenix
Barbara Gordon - I keep going back to Dina Meyer. I'm having a hard time thinking of someone better...

Catwoman - Angelina Jolie
Mr. Freeze - Leonard Nimoy
Riddler - Bob Hope
Harley Quinn - Jenny McCarthy as a live-action version of the cartoon, but as someone young, beautiful, and talented who could have played a great Harley opposite Heath? Scarlett Johansson.
Penguin - no one... ever... will come close to Burgess Meredith. Although, I will say those Philip Seymour Hoffman rumors aren't terribly upsetting.
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Old September 16 2009, 02:06 AM   #26
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Re: Cast any actor from any era for your dream Batman cast.

My dream scenario would be to see Christopher Nolan sort of pay homage to two of the four previous Batman films by bringing in Danny DeVito and Jim Carrey to play slightly toned-down versions of the Batman characters (The Penguin and The Riddler, respectively) that they portrayed in Batman Returns and Batman Forever, although something that I think would be even more awesome than that would be to see the iconic Burgess Merideth and Frank Gorshin bring to life variations on Carrey and DeVito's versions of the characters, either in a more serious take on the mythos of the old TV show, or within the context of Nolan's universe. Heck, it would be awesome to see Merideth and Gorshin bring their old 60s' TV series personas to life within the context of Nolan's universe.
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Old September 16 2009, 02:15 AM   #27
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Batman - George Clooney
Robin - Jerry Mathers
Batgirl - Lindsay Lohan
Alfred - David Niven
Aunt Harriet - Charlotte Rae
Commisioner Gordon - Powers Boothe

The Joker - Russell Brand
The Penguin - Gert Fröbe
Catwoman - Ava Gardner
The Riddler - Greg Kinnear
Mr. Freeze - Jeremy Irons
The Scarecrow - Ian McKellan
Poison Ivy - Marcia Cross
Harley Quinn - Nicole Sullivan
Zatanna - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Ra's Al Ghul - Vincent Price
Talia - Emmanuelle Vaugier
Bat-Mite - Verne Troyer
That's a nightmare cast.
Some of them aren't ideal, but I think they mostly capture the look and spirit of the characters.

Here's my list again with how I feel about my own casting...

Batman - George Clooney (Batman and Robin was awful, but Clooney is perfect)
Robin - Jerry Mathers (iffy, especially if you consider an older Jerry as Nightwing)
Batgirl - Lindsay Lohan (perfect)
Alfred - David Niven (almost perfect)
Aunt Harriet - Charlotte Rae (works, not a major character anyway)
Commisioner Gordon - Powers Boothe (not the best choice, other suggestions here are better)

The Joker - Russell Brand (iffy, Willem Dafoe is a better choice)
The Penguin - Gert Fröbe (perfect)
Catwoman - Ava Gardner (almost perfect)
The Riddler - Greg Kinnear (works pretty well)
Mr. Freeze - Jeremy Irons (perfect if he's bald)
The Scarecrow - Ian McKellan (works pretty well)
Poison Ivy - Marcia Cross (perfect)
Harley Quinn - Nicole Sullivan (perfect)
Zatanna - Catherine Zeta-Jones (works pretty well)
Ra's Al Ghul - Vincent Price (perfect)
Talia - Emmanuelle Vaugier (one of many who could work)
Bat-Mite - Verne Troyer (perfect)
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Old September 16 2009, 02:19 AM   #28
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Foley0402 wrote: View Post
For me, with the possible exception of Christian Bale, everyone in the Nolan-verse movies have essentially seared themselves into my mind as the iconic representations of the characters, so I won't even bother listing those characters.
What's funny is that his choices have been quite different from who'd expect or envision.

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My dream scenario would be to see Christopher Nolan sort of pay homage to two of the four previous Batman films by bringing in Danny DeVito and Jim Carrey to play slightly toned-down versions of the Batman characters (The Penguin and The Riddler, respectively) that they portrayed in Batman Returns and Batman Forever, although something that I think would be even more awesome than that would be to see the iconic Burgess Merideth and Frank Gorshin bring to life variations on Carrey and DeVito's versions of the characters, either in a more serious take on the mythos of the old TV show, or within the context of Nolan's universe. Heck, it would be awesome to see Merideth and Gorshin bring their old 60s' TV series personas to life within the context of Nolan's universe.
I considered Ron Jeremy for The Penguin.
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Old September 16 2009, 02:33 AM   #29
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Batman - Christian Bale is hard to beat but I wonder what a young Gregory Peck or Burt Lancaster might have done with the role.
It's funny that was the first thing that popped in my head when I was thinking of historical choices. Not that would necessarily be my final answer but both those guys struck me initially.
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Old September 16 2009, 02:34 AM   #30
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My wild card Penguin would be... David Suchet.
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