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If You thought Ashton Kutcher Was Odd Casting...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Michael_ Gee, May 13, 2011.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Reading Variety as part of my day job five minutes ago, I was informed that Bill Murray has been cast in a movie in pre-production.
    He will play Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And it's not a comedy. Quite a promotion from assistant greenskeeper.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Murray has proven himself to be a hell of a wide-ranging actor in the last decade or so, IMO.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Yes, he has. But playing a historical figure, particularly a U.S. President, is a real leap. It's not that Murray can't do it, it's the risk audiences will look at him and see Bill Murray, not FDR.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So Murray is playing FDR and DiCaprio is playing Teddy.

    Strange Days...
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't even know if audiences look at Bill Murray and see Bill Murray anymore. His appearance has changed pretty dramatically, and not for the better.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    How is DiCaprio gonns gain the weight he needs for Teddy? Ask DeNiro how he did it for Raging Bull?
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    From what I've read on Dateline Hollywood - Murray has been pushing for the role - and it may be the carrot that gets him to do another Ghostbusters movie.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Murray was on Stern a few months back and they were asking him about Ghostbusters 3 and he seemed so genuinely disinterested in it that it was kind of refreshing.

    I'm sure he'll do it eventually.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I think Aykroyd actually has a much better resemblance for FDR.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder who will be the first former SNL cast member to win an acting Oscar. Seems funny that the In Living Color cast has one and SNL has been shut out, although Murray, Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Downey, Murphy (I may be forgetting one...) have all been nominated.
  11. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Randy Quaid.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'll take Robert Downey Jr.
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