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Old August 3 2013, 11:30 AM   #31
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Sadler is a great actor, but he's not in Sheen's league. That said, I don't know what else he could've brought to the character other than name recognition.

If there is one person I think would have been better than Sadler, it's Malcolm McDowell. I think a subtle Alex-esque sociopathic element would have slid nicely over Sloane's façade.

Plus, there would be that added layer of paternal intrigue. But since it would exist solely beyond the fourth wall, it would be without the contrived, cliché silliness that usually comes a long for the ride.
That's an interesting proposition. Whilst I loved Sadler's performance as Sloan, Malcolm McDowell would have taken it to another level. His performance as Soran in 'Generations' was flawless. Seeing McDowell and Siddig bouncing off one another would have been mesmerising.

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Old August 3 2013, 01:47 PM   #32
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For such a lame villain McDowell really did put his all into that effort.
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Old August 3 2013, 02:02 PM   #33
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I didn't recall seeing Sadler in any roles prior to this. Having an unknown in the role helped enrich the mystery of the character for me. That, plus he did a great job in that role.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:19 PM   #34
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William Sadler was 'Death' in Bill and Ted 2

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Old August 3 2013, 07:52 PM   #35
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As much as I'd have gotten a kick out of seeing Martin Sheen in DS9, I find it difficult to look past Bill Sadler's performance(s), which were brilliant.

Also, Malcolm McDowell, nice idea. Still prefer Sadler myself, but MM was un-fecking-believably good in Generations.
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Old August 4 2013, 11:05 PM   #36
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That's an interesting proposition. Whilst I loved Sadler's performance as Sloan, Malcolm McDowell would have taken it to another level. His performance as Soran in 'Generations' was flawless. Seeing McDowell and Siddig bouncing off one another would have been mesmerising.
McDowell did a descent job in "Generations" considering that, according to his nephew, one Alexander Siddig, he thought the script was "shit."
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Old August 6 2013, 07:17 PM   #37
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One problem with Malcolm McDowell as Sloan- the same one as when Jack Nicholson was cast in "The Shining" - kinda hard to accept as normal then the other side reveals itself.
William Sadler had a certain quiet calm about him with that undercurrent of determination - you could not see his edges but you knew he would go past them for his cause.
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