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29 April 2005

Blogosphere: The Movie

I'm sure this sort of thing has been around once or twice before, but in this specific instance, I'm swiping it from The Daily Bitch:

If you were to make a movie of your favorite blog author (based on what you read there), what actor/actress would you choose to play that author? (you may choose more than one if you like)

Have at it, and keep it at least reasonably clean, 'kay?

Addendum: Syaffolee has some reservations about this exercise:

I mean, a blogger is so individual and representing them with someone who can only pretend to be them seems so insipid.

(Updated at 9:15, 30 April.)

Posted at 11:25 AM to Blogorrhea


Jack Nicholson? Or is he too old?

Actually, I think it'll be more accurate to render bloggers as stop-motion animation but maybe that's just me.

Posted by: sya at 1:29 PM on 29 April 2005

Actually, I think Ray Harryhausen has been manipulating Juan Cole for years.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:39 PM on 29 April 2005

I'd suggest Sullivan be played by Eddie Izzard, but it wouldn't be for the reason everyone would immediately think, and they'd all think I was mean.

Posted by: Matt at 2:06 PM on 29 April 2005

I once suggested that Kirsten Dunst was the young Susanna Cornett, a nomination that was not universally well-received.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:38 PM on 29 April 2005

Dustbury = Brad Pitt

why not?

Posted by: Donna at 3:50 PM on 29 April 2005

(1) Nobody would believe that Jennifer Aniston would ever have slept with me.

(2) Do we really need a (2)?

Posted by: CGHill at 4:10 PM on 29 April 2005

I think I'd pick Hugh Laurie for Chase, and maybe...Sean Connery (sans accent) for Dustbury. ;)

Posted by: aka_monty at 6:39 PM on 29 April 2005

Hmmm.

G.W. Bailey for Acidman...?

I'll second Kirsten Dunst for Susanna.

If Aaron Tippin can act, he might be able to pull off Brent, formerly of The Ville.

Paris Hilton for Wonkette.

Charles, what do you say to Paul Giamatti as you?

Posted by: McGehee at 10:01 PM on 29 April 2005

I'd cast Maury Chaykin, who was so brilliant as Nero Wolfe, to play Charles Hill.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 6:29 AM on 30 April 2005

McGehee gives Wonkette too much credit.

Posted by: Jan at 8:01 AM on 30 April 2005

And just so we don't lose Brad Pitt altogether, he can play Stephen Green.

After the Scooby-Doo live-action (so to speak) film, in which the casting purported to demonstrate that height really doesn't matter — everybody knows Daphne is supposed to tower over Velma, not the other way around — I'm going out on a limb here and casting Zooey Deschanel (who is about five-five and a half) as Dawn Eden.

How about Alfre Woodard for Baldilocks?

Posted by: CGHill at 8:34 AM on 30 April 2005

Sam Waterston *IS* Lileks!!!

Posted by: Dave Munger at 2:50 PM on 30 April 2005

I am happy to know I'm insipid. Have some people forgotten how to simply have fun?

Posted by: aka_monty at 3:54 PM on 30 April 2005

"Sam Waterston *IS* Lileks!!!"

He's like two of Lileks stacked one on top of the other. When he's standing next to any other actor they'll have to film him walking in a ditch like Brooke Shields during the filming of Blue Lagoon. (Hey, James himself told us all he was very short! It's on his Bleat somewhere.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:56 PM on 30 April 2005

Oops, I forgot to tell you all who would play me. Let's see -- Kathy Najimi has the right build but is all wrong otherwise. Linda Hunt?

If Nancy Kulp were still alive and we weren't too into verisimilitude, she could have played me. I've always wanted to be tall.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:59 PM on 30 April 2005

I'm very short for my height, myself.

Actually, the first person I thought of for Queen of Spleenville was Catherine Keener. Go figure.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:32 AM on 1 May 2005