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Thread started 09/20/06 3:53pm

DaveDare79

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Which actor to play Prince in Hollywood biopic?

Jamie Foxx played Ray Charles in "Ray"
Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in "Walk The Line"

Surely Hollywood will someday make a big biography movie about Prince.

Which actor could play him?
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Reply #1 posted 09/20/06 3:55pm

wonder505

DaveDare79 said:

Jamie Foxx played Ray Charles in "Ray"
Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in "Walk The Line"

Surely Hollywood will someday make a big biography movie about Prince.

Which actor could play him?


I would prefer it to be an unknown actor, a fresh face.
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Reply #2 posted 09/20/06 3:58pm

wlcm2thdwn

Johnny Depp he can pull off anything!
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Reply #3 posted 09/20/06 3:58pm

wonder505

wlcm2thdwn said:

Johnny Depp he can pull off anything!



dude no.
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Reply #4 posted 09/20/06 3:59pm

Number23

George Clooney.
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Reply #5 posted 09/20/06 3:59pm

alwayslate

wlcm2thdwn said:

Johnny Depp he can pull off anything!

imma just say it and take the damn heat.


nooo white people. shit.
fight

*mumbling* muhfugghas got ta have EVERYthing.
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Reply #6 posted 09/20/06 4:00pm

wonder505

alwayslate said:

wlcm2thdwn said:

Johnny Depp he can pull off anything!

imma just say it and take the damn heat.


nooo white people. shit.
fight

*mumbling* muhfugghas got ta have EVERYthing.


thanks. cool
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Reply #7 posted 09/20/06 4:03pm

redsock34

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Denzel Washington. I know it sounds stupid, but dammit somehow he would pull it off. He always does
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Reply #8 posted 09/20/06 4:03pm

sacredwarrior

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George Clooney.


falloff
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Reply #9 posted 09/20/06 4:04pm

alwayslate

Jada Pinkett
lol
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Reply #10 posted 09/20/06 4:04pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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I can't think of any actors who really look like him. I have a friend who looks quite a bit like him, but he's Italian and Irish. Prince is a tough one. The actor would have to be the perfect mix of ethnicities to pull it off. Not to mention, have a deep voice, and not be too tall!
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Reply #11 posted 09/20/06 4:05pm

wonder505

redsock34 said:

Denzel Washington. I know it sounds stupid, but dammit somehow he would pull it off. He always does


you're joking right? You forget, this is about Prince, therefore you need an actor that can come away looking sexy especially for the early day - bikini briefs/leg warmers, makeup, leather, lace, heels, etc.

There is no way Denzel can do that. Plus Denzel looks nothing like Prince.
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Reply #12 posted 09/20/06 4:05pm

alwayslate

wonder505 said:

redsock34 said:

Denzel Washington. I know it sounds stupid, but dammit somehow he would pull it off. He always does


you're joking right? You forget, this is about Prince, therefore you need an actor that can come away looking sexy especially for the early day - bikini briefs/leg warmers, makeup, leather, lace, heels, etc.

There is no way Denzel can do that. Plus Denzel looks nothing like Prince.

Diana Ross looked nothing like Billie Holliday
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Reply #13 posted 09/20/06 4:07pm

wonder505

alwayslate said:

wonder505 said:



you're joking right? You forget, this is about Prince, therefore you need an actor that can come away looking sexy especially for the early day - bikini briefs/leg warmers, makeup, leather, lace, heels, etc.

There is no way Denzel can do that. Plus Denzel looks nothing like Prince.

Diana Ross looked nothing like Billie Holliday


that's true, however Billie Holliday dressed and looked pretty average.

Prince's looks and dress is too unique, you really need someone who can look close enough to pull it off.
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Reply #14 posted 09/20/06 4:08pm

alwayslate

wonder505 said:

alwayslate said:


Diana Ross looked nothing like Billie Holliday


that's true, however Billie Holliday dressed and looked pretty average.

Prince's looks and dress is too unique, you really need someone who can look close enough to pull it off.


yeah, Denzel's getting old too. Terrence Howard? if he lost a few pounds????? mayyyybeeeee
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Reply #15 posted 09/20/06 4:09pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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I think a new actor will need to be found.
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Reply #16 posted 09/20/06 4:09pm

christos7

Ben Stiller, obviously... rolleyes lol

hah!
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Reply #17 posted 09/20/06 4:10pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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christos7 said:

Ben Stiller, obviously... rolleyes lol

hah!



YES!!!!!
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Reply #18 posted 09/20/06 4:12pm

alwayslate

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Ben Stiller, obviously... rolleyes lol

hah!

okay maybe one white person. DAMN! That is uncanny like a bitch. lol
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Reply #19 posted 09/20/06 4:15pm

redsock34

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wonder505 said:

redsock34 said:

Denzel Washington. I know it sounds stupid, but dammit somehow he would pull it off. He always does


you're joking right? You forget, this is about Prince, therefore you need an actor that can come away looking sexy especially for the early day - bikini briefs/leg warmers, makeup, leather, lace, heels, etc.

There is no way Denzel can do that. Plus Denzel looks nothing like Prince.


Yes I was joking. Just making a testament to what a find actor Denzel is (by saying somehow he would pull it off). But more then likely it would be some unknown that the studios would need to do a search for. Literally every attempt anyone has made to intimate him fails miserably IMHO. Except this dude who I saw do a Prince imitation with a cover band on the strip in Vegas a few years ago…. smile
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Reply #20 posted 09/20/06 4:47pm

SexyBeautifulO
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Of course he's not old enough yet but I think Noah Gray-Cabey was born for the role. In about 8-10 years, he's gonna be fine as hell and he's got the skills to pull it off. This kid is lethal on a piano.


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Reply #21 posted 09/20/06 4:49pm

nurse

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Of course he's not old enough yet but I think Noah Gray-Cabey was born for the role. In about 8-10 years, he's gonna be fine as hell and he's got the skills to pull it off. This kid is lethal on a piano.





Awww! He's too cute! Perfect for the role.
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Reply #22 posted 09/20/06 4:50pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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He is a cutie! They could start shooting the scenes for Prince's childhood now, then finish the film when he's older. Bad idea? smile
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Reply #23 posted 09/20/06 4:50pm

redsock34

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SexyBeautifulOne said:

Of course he's not old enough yet but I think Noah Gray-Cabey was born for the role. In about 8-10 years, he's gonna be fine as hell and he's got the skills to pull it off. This kid is lethal on a piano.




Is that the kid from My Wife and Kids?
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Reply #24 posted 09/20/06 4:51pm

UCantHavaDaMan
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Holy Crap! Is that him? I thought he was like, 6 years old! Goodness, times flies!
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Reply #25 posted 09/20/06 4:51pm

SexyBeautifulO
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redsock34 said:

SexyBeautifulOne said:

Of course he's not old enough yet but I think Noah Gray-Cabey was born for the role. In about 8-10 years, he's gonna be fine as hell and he's got the skills to pull it off. This kid is lethal on a piano.




Is that the kid from My Wife and Kids?



nod
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Reply #26 posted 09/20/06 4:52pm

christos7

nod He's got my vote!
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Reply #27 posted 09/20/06 4:55pm

NDRU

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Meryl Streep. She's great.
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Reply #28 posted 09/20/06 4:56pm

FruitToAttract
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Biopic?!

Hell to tha naw!!!
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Reply #29 posted 09/20/06 4:56pm

christos7

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Meryl Streep. She's great.


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