Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi movie

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  1. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Which actors would you like to see in a scifi or superhero movie?

    For superhero movies it's the latest trend sweeping Hollywood. Even veterans like Robert Redford are getting into it.

    Someone brought up Matthew mcconaughey. He could be a good Gambit

    Dicaprio was rumored to play Peter Parker before Maguire was cast. Dicaprio might have even tossed the role to Maguire. They're best friends


    Jake Gyllenhaal could be a good Green Lantern


    Has Meryl Streep ever done a scifi movie? or is that beneath her?
     
  2. trekkiebaggio

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    She did Death Becomes Her, that's kind of sci-fi/fantasy.
     
  3. auntiehill

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    ACTORS. No apostrophe needed.

    Josh Holloway from LOST would be my choice for Gambit, btw.

    Meryl Streep also did "Defending Your Life," the comedy/romance/fantasy set in the Afterlife way-station. She seems pretty down to earth (no pun intended), so I doubt she sees any role as "beneath her." Hell, if she can do a musical full of ABBA songs, she can probably stomach anything. :lol:

    Colin Firth has done some fantasy--"Dorian Gray" and "Nanny McPhee"--but I wouldn't mind seeing him in more scifi types of roles. He can fit into just about anything.

    Mcconaughey, of course, was in "Reign of Fire." I can see him in other scifi/apocalyptic-type movies.

    Bradley Cooper would be good, too. I can see him in a scifi film easily. He's apparently been trying for some time to get Dan Simmons's "Hyperion" made into a movie
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Sam Waterston is one of my favorite actors. I know he's not exactly a young man, but there's gotta be some kind of scifi role for him to play.

    When he's not selling Robot Attack Insurance, of course.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    Wasn't he in some thriller about an intelligence-enhancing drug?

    And, of course, ALIAS crossed over into scifi on occasion . . .
     
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    Oh yes: Limitless. That had a really cool premise--very interesting plot. The ending was a bit cliched, but I really liked Bradley in that. I was thinking of that as more of a straight-up thriller but it certainly could be called science fiction.
     
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be Robert Redford's first.
     
  8. Samurai8472

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    "Space Cowboy" wasn't really a scifi movie but imagine Clint Eastwood fighting off aliens.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Well, speaking of scifi, Eastwood did make his debut in Revenge of the Creature back in the 50's . . ..

    And, of course, a young Robert Redford starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.. . . playing Death no less!
     
  10. Mike Farley

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    McConaughey was also in CONTACT.
     
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    Daniel Day Lewis would be fantastic in "Doctor Strange" as Stephen Strange. Bradley Cooper has long been rumoured as Barry Allen in "The Flash" film. Kevin Smith wanted Jake Gyllenhall for Britt Reid in his abandoned "Green Hornet" script.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    I liked Firefox quite a bit as a kid but that's one of those borderline films where it's technically sci-fi but isn't usually thought of as such.


    He's going to be in Nolan's Interstellar which I'm assuming is sci-fi.
     
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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    He was in Tarantula too.
     
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    Re: Actors that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    Gyllenhaal and Dicaprio has been in at least two sci-fi films each.
     
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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    Gylenhall was also supposed to have been lined up to replace Toby Maguire for Spider-man 2, when the latter had back problems/ wanted more money. He was also David Goyer's choice to play Bruce Wayne/Batman for Batman Begins, but Christopher Nolan preferred Bale.

    And of course, Gylenhall replaced Vinnie Chase for Aquaman 2. ;)

    Speaking of Begins, Day-Lewis was supposed to have been offered the role which his Gangs of New York co-star Liam Neeson played in it, but of course, being DDL he turned it down.
     
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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    He was in Capricorn One back in the 70's as one of the astronauts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI4qYsP9oME

    One of the best SNL commercial parodies EVER!
     
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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    But that's not sci-fi. More like, conspiracy wacko. ;)
     
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    Okay, it's science fiction about a wacko conspiracy. A manned mission to Mars is still (sadly) sci-fi, and definitely was back in the 70's when the movie was made.
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I was going to mention my favorite actor of all time (Vaughn Armstrong) but I see that he did have a cameo in a sci-fi movie, The Philadelphia Experiment (he played the truck driver who gets his rig stolen by the main character). Sucks that, given all the Trek work he's done, he's never appeared in a film about it. STXIII, anyone?
     
  20. the G-man

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    Re: Actor's that have not yet starred in a superhero movie or scifi mo

    He's always been on my short list to play Commissioner Gordon.
     

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