January 24, 2005

Casting Call

Pixy Misa, the benevolent dictator of Munuviana, wonders who would play the various denizens of Mu.Nu when they make the movie.

I see "Back to the Future"-era Christopher Lloyd as Pixy.

I can see John Goodman as Ted, as suggested by Jen Lars and Ted himself.

And speaking of Jen, I hope she doesn't take offense that I would see the "pre-political-ass" Janeane Garofalo portraying her.

Robert and Steve. Hmm... so many options here. Felix and Oscar? Lenny and Squiggy? Lloyd and Harry? Starsky and Hutch? You get the idea...

Random would be portrayed by the Atticus Finch version of Gregory Peck.

Kathy the Cake Eater (who would be portrayed by Helen Hunt per Robbo) thinks Dennis Quaid would play me, as Texans should play Texans. I like her idea, but there are many Texan actors in addition to Dennis to choose from. So, a quick poll. I'm really interested to see which of the following Texan actors you think would match my online persona, i.e., which of the faces goes with my online "voice":

Dennis Quaid
Owen Wilson
Bill Paxton
Tommy Lee Jones

I look forward to your answers.

Posted by JohnL at January 24, 2005 09:55 PM

No offense to Janeane at all. I always thought she was cute, actually.

And I'm voting for...Bill Paxton. If you were Dennis Quaid, I'd have to play myself so we could write in an affair to "Hollywoodize" things.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 24, 2005 10:30 PM

Heh. I don't think Mrs. L. would approve of that story line...

Posted by: JohnL at January 24, 2005 10:52 PM

I'm still going with the Dennis Quaid option.

Although, if you threw McConaughey on that list, I might be forced to throw in a changeup.

Posted by: Kathy at January 24, 2005 11:03 PM

That's funny. I almost included McConaughey on the list, but he's just too frikkin' weird (naked bongo drum dancing with another guy??) I included fellow Dallasite Owen Wilson for that offbeat option. (I like him and Paxton best of the options I presented).

Posted by: JohnL at January 24, 2005 11:05 PM

Yeah, I understand where you're coming from with McConaughey. But still...Owen? His nose is just goofed to hell and back. Honestly. What's the point of living in Beverly Hills if you don't bother to get your nose fixed? It's like ignoring all the beggars in Calcutta: he's ruining the local economy! ;) Unfortunately, I'm not really all that fond of Bill Paxton, so I can't go for that option or Tommy Lee Jones, either.

Dennis is still the fave.

Posted by: Kathy at January 24, 2005 11:36 PM

I guess I'm not thinking about looks quite as much as personality. I think the sardonic, laid-back styles of Owen and Bill fit my mental image of this site. YMMV, of course.

Posted by: JohnL at January 24, 2005 11:51 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of Sofia Vergara for me. It does mean taking a few liberties with the script, but I think the end result will be worth it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 25, 2005 02:16 AM

Would those script liberties be along the lines of The Crying Game or There's Something About Miriam?

Posted by: JohnL at January 25, 2005 08:05 AM

So we need to identify your voice. Hmm. An intelligent man who talks a lot about space, powerful flying machines, and women from outer space. Clearly Tommie Lee Jones from MIB.

Either that or the Obnoxious Older Brother of Bill Paxton in Weird Science.

Posted by: owlish at January 25, 2005 09:04 AM

Well, not only am I in good company, you picked a very flattering stand in for me! Thanks, John!

Posted by: RP at January 25, 2005 12:21 PM

I've always thought Bill Paxton is hot.

Posted by: LeeAnn at January 25, 2005 04:04 PM

You've never struck me as crusty enough to be Tommy Lee Jones, so I'm gonna go with Paxton too. Helen Hunt will be over in a wet t-shirt and sports bra directly.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at January 25, 2005 04:18 PM

does anyone here think bill paxton and dennis quaid look alike? I mean, you can tell a difference but i still think they do. I guess the question is only relevant because they are both mentioned on here, and i have been to texas before...

Posted by: Cody at February 27, 2005 01:05 AM
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