VOTE: TV & Media avatar contest - "Actors Portraying Real People"

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Aragorn, Feb 20, 2013.

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Vote for three!!!

Poll closed Feb 25, 2013.
  1. Aragorn

    14.3%
  2. auntiehill

    47.6%
  3. BennyRussel

    9.5%
  4. DarthTom

    42.9%
  5. Gov Kodos

    9.5%
  6. JiNX-01

    28.6%
  7. Kai "the spy"

    4.8%
  8. od0_ital

    4.8%
  9. Owain Taggart

    52.4%
  10. scotpens

    52.4%
  11. Shanndee

    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Vote for three!!!

     
  2. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  3. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    Voted! :-)
     
  4. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Ouch! Forgotten already? You were just down ther
    I must confess, some of those I don't recognize at all, like Aragorn, BennyRussell, & Kai "the Spy."

    Anyway, the ones I voted for are...
    JiNX-01 because I love Apollo 13 (even if I think Kevin Costner has a closer resemblance to the real Jim Lovell than Tom Hanks does).
    Owain Taggert because it's an unrecognizable actor playing a great character in a fantastic movie. "What you want is not impossible, merely expensive."
    scotpens. "All right, let's shoot this fucker!":techman: OR "Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master. I will create my own race of people, a race of atomic supermen that will conquer the world!":evil:

    Honorable mention for Larry Flynt as the judge in The People Vs. Larry Flynt.
     
  5. Orac

    Orac Admiral Admiral

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    Voted. :bolian:
     
  6. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Voted.

    :techman:
     
  7. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    voted
     
  8. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    So I guess Brian Clough and Peter Taylor weren't famous enough for my entry to be included then? :(
     
  9. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Crap, sorry. I don't know how I missed your entry. I thought I got them all. :(

     
  10. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    Its ok, I don't think I had a great chance of winning given some of the other entries anyway :)
     
  11. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    WOO! I got a vote!
     
  12. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    I'm guessing Hanks got the job because he's a better actor (at least I think so).
     
  13. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Finally, someone other than me who's seen "Wild Bill".
     
  14. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    If this had been in there, I might have voted for it. I probably would have had Brian Clough replace Jim Lovell. But what you really needed was Colm Meaney as Don Revie. I mean, they say "There's only one Don Revie" but Meaney is an absolutely perfect resemblance. OTOH, Timothy Spall looks nothing like Peter Taylor. And the real Brian Clough kinda looks like a cross between Michael Sheen & David Tennant.

    I keep hoping they'll making a sequel to The Damned United about the next phase in Clough's career. Call it The Glorious Forest or something.

    Come to think of it, how is it that we have a poll for actors playing real people and it's not completely dominated by Michael Sheen avs? Where's David Frost & Tony Blair & Lucian? (Say what you will, the Lycans really have been fighting a centuries long war against the Vampires. Some day, the world will know the truth.)

    I suppose you're right. Although, I suspect it had less to do with acting talent and more to do with enthusiasm for the project. I mean, Hanks has been a major driving force behind lots of other period pieces (Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, That Thing You Do). I kinda got the impression from the DVD bonus features that the main reason why Hanks was in the movie and why the movie got made was because Hanks really wanted to do it. (Plus, at the time, he was pretty hot stuff thanks to Forest Gump, Philadelphia, & Sleepless in Seattle.)
     
  15. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    There could be an entire competition on real life people played by Gary Sinise.
     
  16. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So, what's going on with this?
     
  17. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^Looks like a tie between you and scotpens.
     
  18. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, I'll happily let him have the win. As it turns out, I probably won't be here if I have to run it and that wouldn't be fair.
     
  19. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, someone's ought to do it.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, go at it, Scotpens. I give it to you. I won't be here in a week's time to run it as I'm heading on a trip.
     
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