Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Who Would Play You in a Movie?
It’s trickier than you’d think. There’s physical resemblance, of course, but the actors who most look like you might not capture you best. For example, my striking resemblance to Keanu Reeves notwithstanding, he could never sound like me. :-)
Anthony Edwards could get the personality, but we don’t look much alike. John Cusack could definitely do it, if I’m allowed to ‘round up’ on looks. David Morse, when he was younger. Matthew Broderick, if he were taller. Linus, from Peanuts.
The Wife? Lauren Graham. Brooke Shields or a taller Sandra Bullock could do it. Wendie Malick, about 20 years ago. Sally, from Peanuts.
The Boy? The Tasmanian Devil, from Looney Tunes. Dash, from The Incredibles. Animal, from the Muppets. Snoopy.
The Girl? She couldn’t be captured on film. Woodstock, maybe.
Who would play you?
You have brought shame upon our family!
I spit on your emoticons!
Colon dash left parenthesis!
But more importantly, who would play me?
If I could pick anyone at any time, young Orson Welles. Slap a wig on him and there ya go. A decent physical resemblance, and I think he'd be good at capturing my style. And mammoth pomposity.
If forced to cast from today, probably Jack Black. Same reasons.
I'm not sure whom I'd cast to play the lovely and delightful Mrs. Jerkwater. Hmmm... The wrong answer and I'm in trouble...
Wherever she may be.
And John Cusack? I'm thinking that seeing as you liked the Gregory Peck idea that there must be some Irish in your background. THe Cusacks and the Pecks both being of the Irish persuasion. (As one just awaiting the arrival of my official Irish citizenship papers, I'm of that persuasion too, so it's not an aspersion)
Did you know that Peck had made a major contribution to UC DUblin? And apparently convinced George Lucas to do the same?
Love the comments about your kids, especially the girl.
Thinking... boy child of mine would be... the very young Sean Penn, circa Fast Times. (But boy child is prettier, less pugilistic than that)
My brother is weird, but in a good way. He's the brains of the family.
Irish? No, but The Wife is. Does that count?
Every so often, I try to convince Dean Dad that it would be "in his best interest" to purchase and wear an Indiana Jones costume. He never does. Sigh.
But John Cusack is sexy, too.
Who would play me? Winona Ryder. We used to look alike, 15 years (and many pounds) ago. I think she could also capture my own particular strengths and fragilities quite well.
For the life of me i can't imagine who would play PK.
And to the long suffering wife... there's a Canadian humorist up hear by the aemn of Stuart Maclean... he has a great bit on "Harrison Ford's toes" in one of his collections of stories.
Something makes me think that you and Dean Dad both might like to listen to Stuart Maclean on Sundays on the CBC if you can pull it in, or get it on the web. His show is called "The Vynyl Café"
When I was in my 20s, everyone said I looked like Petula Clark.
And yes, an Irish wife is a blessing.
Anyone know where I could find an Indiana Jones costume?...
I consulted with Mrs. Jerkwater on this question, and she told me a story I'd forgotten. When a mutual friend called the future Mrs. Jerkwater and told her about me in an attempt to set us up, she described me as "looking like Philip Seymour Hoffman," but blond.
(The setup worked, yes. A year later. It's a long story.)
The missus then added that Hoffman would be the best choice for yers truly. Fine and dandy, though I would have preferred she said Gregory Peck.
For herself, she chose Sara Rue, a sitcom actress. I haven't seen her show ("Less Than Perfect") so I can't say. They do kinda look alike. Could Ms. Rue capture the essence of my sweet patootie? I cannot say.
I have no idea. I look like no one that I can think of - personality wise? I ask the readers ... and Dr. B, who also knows what I look like.