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Postby Steph2 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:09 am

Love Sean and James Franco (no Flipp, he's straight! Let us keep one please!) Robin Williams is obnoxious. What was the last good thing he was even in? Aladdin?

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:04 am

Hustler wrote:It would have been a challenging role for Robin Williams.

The Robin Williams of about 12-13 years ago actually looks a lot like Harvey Milk. I can never argue against the casting of Sean Penn in anything, though. He's such a passionate actor. I'm sure he's aware of the importance of this story and he'll give it his all. I'm confident they made a good choice. Whatever gets the movie made, dude.

On the topic of Williams, has anyone ever seen his house on Lake Tahoe? It's this tacky, yellow, French-style palace that doesn't fit in with any of the surrounding houses. It's like he went out of his way to stick out.

Yay! I love the hottie additions to the cast. James Franco seems a little gay to me, but it's mostly just wishful thinking.




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Postby rolotomasi99 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:02 am

newly added to the cast:

josh brolin - assassin dan white

james franco - boyfriend scott smith

emile hirsch - friend cleve jones


i see gus is continuing his tradition of filling his movies with pretty boys...not that i am complaining.
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Postby Hustler » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:19 pm

Precious Doll wrote:I remember when this project was first talked about Robin Williams was considered for the role. He's too old now but at the time he would have been the right age. Whilst far from a perfect choice for the role I would have preferred Williams then, than Sean Penn now.

you´re right: It would have been a challenging role for Robin Williams.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:38 pm

flipp525 wrote:But you just said he was two posts down. "Mildly handsome", to be specific.

Awww...Dennis Kucinich is adorable! He reminds me of a Keebler elf.

right...mildly handsome is a step down from handsome. like the way an A- is a step down from an A. we are talking about a politician here. "handsome" is relative. goldblum is not handsome for a movie star, but milk is mildly handsome for a politician.

ewwww. i agree with all of kucinich's politics, but that man has a face for radio. he does have a hot wife. she must share your elf fetish. :;):
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Postby flipp525 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:50 am

But you just said he was two posts down. "Mildly handsome", to be specific.

Awww...Dennis Kucinich is adorable! He reminds me of a Keebler elf.




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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:48 am

Eric wrote:Perfect except for the fact that Milk wasn't particularly handsome.

neither is goldblum. ???

milk may have not been john edwards or mitt romney handsome (for politicians), but he was not dennis kucinich or john mccain fugly. i would say milk was more like barack obama, a pleasant enough face without actually being attractive...heck, they even have matching ears! :p
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Postby Eric » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:47 am

Perfect except for the fact that Milk wasn't particularly handsome.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:34 am

in other news, the other harvey milk biopic, THE MAYOR OF CASTRO STREET (much better title), to be directed by bryan singer, will not be made any time too soon. apparently they did not submit a finished script before the writers' strike. personally i am happy about this. we did not need another CAPOT/INFAMOUS duelling biopics. how the hell does this keep happening? the man has been dead for thirty years, and then all of a sudden two studios decide to make a movie about his life. hollywood is just one big pissing contest. :angry:

i know an actor does not have to physically match the person they are playing, but the thing most notable about milk was his height. he was a very exuberant and engaging guy, and his height added to that larger than life persona. penn is only 5'9''. i think a better actor, if they had made the movie when he was the right age, would be jeff goldblum. he is tall, thin, and mildly handsome. he would have been perfect as milk, but unfortunately is too old now.
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Postby Penelope » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:55 pm

Damon is out (of the film, that is); rumor (unsubstantiated) has it that Mark Wahlberg will be playing Dan White and James Franco will be playing Milk's brother.
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Postby Penelope » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:56 am

Hustler wrote:Matt Damon is rumored to be part of the cast.

Those of us hoping for a Penn-Damon love scene will be disappointed: my understanding is that Damon will be playing Dan White.
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Postby Precious Doll » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:30 am

it would depend of how much of Milk's life was being covered by the film. If it's only the last few years Paymer could pull it off.

I remember when this project was first talked about Robin Williams was considered for the role. He's too old now but at the time he would have been the right age. Whilst far from a perfect choice for the role I would have preferred Williams then, than Sean Penn now.
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Postby Hustler » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:56 pm

Precious Doll wrote:My heart sank with the news that Sean Penn had been cast as Harvey Milk.

David Paymer would have been the perfect choice for this role but then he is only an actor not a star.

Paymer is too old for the role. He´s 53 and Milk Died at 48.

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:13 pm

My heart sank with the news that Sean Penn had been cast as Harvey Milk.

David Paymer would have been the perfect choice for this role but then he is only an actor not a star.
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Postby Akash » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:17 pm

Hustler wrote:Matt Damon is rumored to be part of the cast.

He also makes me think of cum.


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