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  1. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    23 Mar '08 01:37 / 2 edits
    Who would you cast to play Walt Whitman in a movie? Please give reasons, too.
  2. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    23 Mar '08 02:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Who would you cast to play Walt Whitman in a movie? Please give reasons, too.
    Robin Williams.

    Possibly Woody Harrelson.

    Both could do intelligent in a folksy way, sexually deviant, slyly humorous, caring.
  3. 23 Mar '08 02:55
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Who would you cast to play Walt Whitman in a movie? Please give reasons, too.
    Mr.T for the lulz.

    Under a spreading chestnut tree
    the village smithy stands.
    I pity the foo 'cause birds be crappin' on him.
    The rest is just jibba jabba.
  4. 23 Mar '08 03:21
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    Mr.T for the lulz.

    Under a spreading chestnut tree
    the village smithy stands.
    I pity the foo 'cause birds be crappin' on him.
    The rest is just jibba jabba.
    That makes baby jeebus laugh!
    rec4u
  5. 23 Mar '08 11:30
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Who would you cast to play Walt Whitman in a movie? Please give reasons, too.
    Kevin Spacey
  6. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    23 Mar '08 12:31
    Tobey Maguire as a young Whitman, and maybe Anthony Hopkins as the older Whitman.


    Whitman is my favorite poet btw, I absolutely love" leaves of grass", and have read it too many times to count.
  7. 23 Mar '08 15:09
    Originally posted by duecer
    Tobey Maguire as a young Whitman, and maybe Anthony Hopkins as the older Whitman.


    Whitman is my favorite poet btw, I absolutely love" leaves of grass", and have read it too many times to count.
    On that recommendation, I have just ordered it from Amazon!

  8. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    23 Mar '08 16:35
    Originally posted by duecer
    Tobey Maguire as a young Whitman, and maybe Anthony Hopkins as the older Whitman.


    Whitman is my favorite poet btw, I absolutely love" leaves of grass", and have read it too many times to count.
    "Leaves of Grass" is excellent, with more than a few classics spread throughout.
  9. 23 Mar '08 16:53
    Welcome back, Suzianne.
  10. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    23 Mar '08 16:58
    Know that feeling that you've slept right through something! For anyone else who hadn't heard of him either;
    http://www.bartleby.com/142/14.html#1
  11. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    23 Mar '08 17:02
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Welcome back, Suzianne.
    Thank you!

    (Btw, I've seen that Davis/Coltrane video in your profile literally dozens of times, and it's just as awesome every time.)
  12. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    23 Mar '08 20:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Robin Williams.

    Possibly Woody Harrelson.

    Both could do intelligent in a folksy way, sexually deviant, slyly humorous, caring.
    Funny that. Robin Williams was first to come to mind for me as well.

    EDIT: A bearded RW, like he was in Good Will Hunting.
  13. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    23 Mar '08 20:27
    Originally posted by Rene-Claude
    Kevin Spacey
    Interesting pick! In my opinion, though, he seems a bit too slick for the part.
  14. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    23 Mar '08 20:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by duecer
    Tobey Maguire as a young Whitman, and maybe Anthony Hopkins as the older Whitman.


    Whitman is my favorite poet btw, I absolutely love" leaves of grass", and have read it too many times to count.
    Could Tobey Maguire play a gay poet, possessing uncommon passion and wisdom? I don't know if he could, to be honest. Tobey is a very subdued actor. Walt Whitman must have been a vibrant, freewheeling, passionate person. Although I don't doubt he could capture his quiet inner courage.

    Anthony Hopkins would be an excellent older Whitman. Great choice.
  15. 24 Mar '08 00:00
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Could Tobey Maguire play a gay poet, possessing uncommon passion and wisdom? I don't know if he could, to be honest. Tobey is a very subdued actor. Walt Whitman must have been a vibrant, freewheeling, passionate person. Although I don't doubt he could capture his quiet inner courage.

    Anthony Hopkins would be an excellent older Whitman. Great choice.
    Donald Sutherland.