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    Smile if there was another movie based on the book, what actors would you pick?

    first of all, when I say another movie, I mean to say - a really good movie that sticks to the plot.
    perhaps they would have to make 3 films, just like The Lord of the Rings, if they want to make a good movie.
    Now, as for the cast:
    Hugh Jackman as Monte Cristo (I know he's too old, but maybe they could hire a
    younger actor for the part before Edmond is imprisoned)
    Mercedes - Penelope Cruise
    Danglar (if this is how it's spelled) - Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge)
    Albert - Josh Charles (Dead Poet's Society)
    now you, give me your ideas!

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    Hey!! I was thinking (before reading your post) that Hugh Jackman would be the perfect one for the Count!!
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    I saw Gérard Depardieu as the count. Fantastic! But if we are looking for really English speaking one, I would go for Daniel Day-Lewis. A little mysterious, dark as the count should be, looks like he has suffered a lot...

    Mercédès in the French version was played by Ornella Muti, but Penelope Cruz would not be a bad choice. What about Isabella Rosselini? Maybe a little old... Or maybe Catherine Zeta Jones?

    I'll keep thinking about it. Very interesting topic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by manolia View Post
    Hey!! I was thinking (before reading your post) that Hugh Jackman would be the perfect one for the Count!!
    Lol! So did I!! Weird. Speaking of Jackman (and getting out of topic here for a sec) 2 of my flatmates didn't know who he was! Outrageous!!

    Anyway, I've already planned a way to remedy that, as soon as I can get them to watch a couple of his films...


    Daniel-Day Lewis wouldn't be too bad either...or maybe Gary Oldman?

    As for Mercedes, I don't know...don't agree much with Penelope Cruz.
    Hmmm...can't think of someone at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vheissu View Post
    Lol! So did I!! Weird. Speaking of Jackman (and getting out of topic here for a sec) 2 of my flatmates didn't know who he was! Outrageous!!

    Anyway, I've already planned a way to remedy that, as soon as I can get them to watch a couple of his films...
    My best friend didn't know who he was and i took her to the theater and she found out He is a fine actor (just perfect for this role) and he is eye candy
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    [QUOTE=vheissu;535570]or maybe Gary Oldman?QUOTE]

    I second that!

    Gary Oldman as Edmond Dantes and Daniel Day-Lewis as Fernand Mondego.

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    I don't like Penelope Cruz as Mercedes. I will have to come back to her. But I like Hugh Jackman as Dantes would work.

    Hmm maybe we should take Matt Damon out of typecast and put him as Mondego???? Wonder how the two would be together though...hmmmm. I am partly joking unless anyone else thinks it's a good idea, then I'm not joking.
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    [QUOTE=NickAdams;535601]
    Quote Originally Posted by vheissu View Post
    or maybe Gary Oldman?QUOTE]

    I second that!

    Gary Oldman as Edmond Dantes and Daniel Day-Lewis as Fernand Mondego.
    I third it!! I forgot about him! Good suggestion.
    I can't help wanting Anthony Hopkins in it somewhere but I fear he's too old.
    Would Banderas fit somewhere, provided that he can act in a dramatic fashion and also loose his accent? Shame that he would be too young for Fernand...

    And Haydée I thought to be alright for someone dark like Hale Berry.

    Ok I'm getting carried away here.
    One has to laugh before being happy, because otherwise one risks to die before having laughed.

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    Ooooooh, I just thought of another actor that would also be good for the role of Monte Cristo - Gil Bellows (he played Billy in 'Ally McBeal')

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    Edmond Dantes - Adrian Grenier, I have only seen his work in Entourage so I don't know his acting competence for the tortured Monte Cristo role.



    The Count of Monte Cristo - Daniel Day Lewis, I have no doubt about his acting competence.



    Mercedes - Marion Cotillard(because I don't know the name of the actress I had in mind)



    Albert - Ryan Gosling



    Hayde - Mila Kunis, she is a princess, I don't care what anyone says.



    Mondego - Someone suggested Matt Damon, somehow I think that could work.



    Danglar - Brad Dourif(because I can't remember the name of that one actor who is either french or british who has really baggy eyes)



    Villefort - Ralph Fiennes


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    I would choose Edward Norton for Count Monte Cristo. I think Edward Norton possesses all the mysteriousness that the Count does.

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