Nicholas Cage equals Jimmy Stewart? Who could remake the old movies?

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April 25, 2007 11:42pm CST
What actor would you pick that you think could fill the shoes of an actor from the past... maybe either remake one of their movies or portray them in a movie about their life. For instance, I have said several times that I think if anyone could remake "It's a Wonderful Life" today, not changing the script or anything... I think Nicholas Cage could step into Jimmy Stewart's shoes, no problem. Clint Black might make a great Roy Rogers. Any others?
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@emeraldisle (13160)
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26 Apr 07
Funny you should bring this up. My family and I were talking about the movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" earlier. Now we all agreed that Robin Williams would be good as "Teddy" but I also think John Goodman could do the role as well. It was the Cary Grant role that came to a problem. We were thinking Johnny Depp could play the role quite well but others did come to mind. I think though Depp would do it very well. He can do the same type of facial features that Grant had.
• United States
26 Apr 07
You are so right! Johnny Depp is definitely another one who I think could pull off an old movie remake... Good one!
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@emeraldisle (13160)
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26 Apr 07
Thanks :) "Arsneic and Old Lace" along with "Father Goose" are two of my favorite movies. i could picture Depp in both those roles by Cary Grant.
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26 Apr 07
Bingo! Tim would be perfect. I knew Nicholas was wrong but trying to think of a replacement was hard because Jimmy could be sweet and honest and tough all at the same time.
• United States
26 Apr 07
Another thought might be Jim Carrey.... I think he is someone who can be taken seriously...tough when needed but a sweet side.... just a thought
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• United States
26 Apr 07
No Jim Carey is not sweet enough.Maybe I mean he doesn't have that boyish charm Jimmy had. But Jim Carey is our Jerry Lewis.
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26 Apr 07
Good one! You are good at this :)
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