Who Should Play Copernicus?

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  1. Hyfen_Underskor

    Hyfen_Underskor Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    As far as appearance, if that were a significance, I would choose Nick Nolte:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nikolaus_Kopernikus.jpg

    He certainly has an intensity, but I'm not sure that kind of intensity would work with a possible movie (Whether it's in the works or not, I don't know).

    I would choose Richard Dreyfuss or Robin Williams. They would/add humor to the movie, and they both are good at personally driven roles. They're both good at playing the role of someone with a purpose.
     
  2. sojourner

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    Just about any good actor would be a good pick. It's not like Copernicus brings an associated image to mind like if you ask someone who should play Superman.
     
  3. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nick Nolte has the enormous chin, I guess. Robin Williams - god, no. But what's exciting about Copernicus? De revolutionibus orbium coelestium wasn't even published until about the time of his death, so the Inquisition couldn't get their hands on him. In fact, the Catholic church showed very little interest in undermining the heliocentric theory until the time of Galileo, 60 years or so later.
     
  4. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    This is why the role would be so hard to cast. Actors don't believe in heliocentrism. Most leading men view themselves as the center of the universe.
     
  5. Avon

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    phil collins
     
  6. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    A good dog. Like one born in the late 40's, early 50's. A dog that has a mad scientist as an owner
     
  7. Hyfen_Underskor

    Hyfen_Underskor Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Unfortunately a movie like this could turn out to be along the lines of "Inherit The Wind". The Scopes Monkey Trial apparently wasn't viewed as interesting enough, so a very loosely related movie took it's place.
     
  8. marksound

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    Ya beat me to it. :lol:
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    Christopher Walken. The shape of his face and facial features are very similar.
     
  10. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Me too. But then, it doesn't take an Einstein.;)
     

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