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So who plays Lombardi?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    If you voiced him over with Jerry Stiller.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Brett Favre of course. ::) ::)
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I think Ernest Borgnine played Lombardi once.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member


    This guy?
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Won't happen, but not as far-fetched as it sounded in my head at first. What about Eugene Levy?

  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Boomer Berman.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Harvey Keitel?
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    agree that giamatti would be a splendid choice, as was borgnine many years ago.8)
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I don't think Giamatti would be a good choice -- he's too round and dumpy. Lombardi was built like a fireplug, but he didn't look "dumpy." Plus I don't know if Giamatti could do Lombardi's voice.

    Michael Chiklis would be my pick -- give him a good crewcut hairpiece (and eyebrows), some coke-bottle glasses, goofy prosthetic teeth, and he would be good.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I'm just not sold on Giamatti. I guess when I see Lombardi in my mind's eye, I see that Chiclet smile and self-confidence...a guy who was the center of attention whenever he walked into a room. Giamatti is an amazing actor, but he is a sidekick. Even as the star in John Adams, he was playing the sidekick. Adams wasn't the matinee hero (Washington) or the life of the party (Franklin) or the Renissance Man (Jefferson) or the intellectual inspiration (Madison) or the dashing visionary (Hamilton). He was the steady hand who was often overlooked.

    For Lombardi, you need a white Denzel.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He won't be in an NFL/ESPN production, but that would be Russell Crowe, probably.
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