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plasmid303
10-15-2008, 11:49 PM
I came across a fun (in a sad sort of way) little article on FSR.com (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/well-miss-them-when-theyre-gone-7-aging-hollywood-badasses.php) in which they listed seven aging badass actors who would be terribly missed when they eventually pass. The article also names younger actors who could potentially fill their shoes. I found it quite relevant considering the recent loss of Paul Newman, among other actors.

among the list:

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-stallone.jpg
Sylvester Stallone
possible replacement: Clive Owen

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-gibson.jpg
Mel Gibson
possible replacement: Hugh Jackman

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-willis.jpg
Bruce Willis
possible replacement: Jason Statham

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-eastwood.jpg
Clint Eastwood
possible replacement: Josh Brolin (I can totally see Brolin as Dirty Harry)

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-connery.jpg
Sean Connery
possible replacement: Daniel Craig

They also listed Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson but couldn't think of any possible replacements.

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/aging-badass-ford.jpg
My favorite quote from the article regards Harrison Ford:

I have almost completely lost hope that the next Harrison Ford will emerge in our lifetime


Your turn. List an aging actor and who you think could fit their shoes. Or comment on the ones above.

Buttmunch
10-15-2008, 11:57 PM
Samuel L. Jackson still can pull off a wide age range. When he shaves his head and facial hair (Mace Windu) he can look like he is in his thirties or forties. With grey hair, he can look much older. So I wouldn't put him on that list just yet.

As for Harrison, it seems they tried Ben Afleck in the Sum of All Fears as Jack Ryan, but that didn't go so well. And of course we all thought Sia was being groomed to take Indy's spot, but that also didn't plan out. So I don't know who could take his roles over.

Ven
10-16-2008, 12:05 AM
pretty cool list, I'm glad the dude counted out any orlando blooms and shia's in the replacement department.

CelticPredator
10-16-2008, 05:38 AM
Ford- Fillion.

IronFingaz
10-16-2008, 07:00 AM
Tom Hanks - Shia LaBeouf

uscmhicks
10-16-2008, 07:06 AM
so there gonna replace Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone with two English guys ? :lol Plus one of them can't act. :lol No , Statham won't ever take Willis's place for me.

Actors most certainly don't need replacing. They have already made movies , once its there time to go they will be remembered for them. Someone else makes movies so will they. :rock

Nice list though.

uscmhicks
10-16-2008, 07:08 AM
btw I think Stallone wouldn't be too happy if he knew we were talking about his death just yet , he probably has a lot more Rambos lined up ! :lol

amarcord
10-16-2008, 07:09 AM
Christopher Walken : unique

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Christopher_Walken_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

Dr.FeelGood
10-16-2008, 07:23 AM
Ford- Fillion.


I can agree with this, he does have that flare to him. Tho i dont really think anyone will ever hold a candle to Ford.


And Walken is unique, no one will ever replace him.

galactiboy
10-16-2008, 07:33 AM
Good calls on Fillion for Ford and Walken being irreplaceable.

Nacho
10-16-2008, 07:34 AM
Im suprized Arnie isn't on the list?

dwing
10-16-2008, 08:39 AM
Im suprized Arnie isn't on the list?

We're talking ACTORS that will be missed. He juzt Reaz de linz.:lol

Voorhees27
10-16-2008, 08:44 AM
Pacino ------- Depp.

Krypto
10-16-2008, 09:13 AM
Nathan Fillion was basically doing a bad Han Solo impersonation during Firefly, so it's easy to assume that he'd be the logical choice for Ford, but those doing so would be wrong. Fillion, while a very charismatic and funny guy, is not a good actor and he has no range whatsoever. What makes Ford the premiere action star and "everyman" is his dynamic range of emotions and facial characteristics. Ford can play about half a dozen emotions all at once without really trying it seems. The Fugitive for example - Ford barely says anything throughout the film and yet we are so taken in by his character and we feel for him and sympathize and care based almost solely on Ford's ability to act without the benefit of words. Some may lament his choices later in his career, but the man is an excellent actor, period. He deserves more credit than just being labeled and "action star".

Nobody can replace Arnold. No one. The accent. The look. The charisma. The on-screen presence. Can't be matched by the vast majority of action stars.

quadcent
10-16-2008, 10:08 AM
there's lots of actors coming into their own that have unique ways to exspress themselves. i for one think as far as action stars the list is getting better and better, look at decaprio, walberg, damon, craig etc.
there's lots of good ones coming up also.
i don't think anyone can replace legends such as newman, eastwood, willis, even look at stallone, i had no interest in seeing his last rambo, but man when i saw it i was blown away, by far the best out of all the rambos.

TheObsoleteMan
10-16-2008, 10:12 AM
Nathan Fillion was basically doing a bad Han Solo impersonation during Firefly, so it's easy to assume that he'd be the logical choice for Ford, but those doing so would be wrong. Fillion, while a very charismatic and funny guy, is not a good actor and he has no range whatsoever. What makes Ford the premiere action star and "everyman" is his dynamic range of emotions and facial characteristics. Ford can play about half a dozen emotions all at once without really trying it seems. The Fugitive for example - Ford barely says anything throughout the film and yet we are so taken in by his character and we feel for him and sympathize and care based almost solely on Ford's ability to act without the benefit of words. Some may lament his choices later in his career, but the man is an excellent actor, period. He deserves more credit than just being labeled and "action star".


Agreed. I like Nathan Fillion, but he's no Harrison Ford. He's more of a Bruce Campbell.

EVILFACE
10-16-2008, 10:38 AM
Kurt Russell.

I think Hugh Jackman could pull of a Dirty Harry.

plasmid303
10-16-2008, 10:41 AM
so there gonna replace Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone with two English guys ? :lol Plus one of them can't act. :lol No , Statham won't ever take Willis's place for me.



Are you talking about Statham? I'm sure he's a capable actor, it's just none of his bigger roles give much room to stretch his abilities.

Anyway, sorry, but I can't see Fillion as a Ford replacement.

Jackie Chan or Jet Li --> Tony Jaa.

TheObsoleteMan
10-16-2008, 10:44 AM
Jackie Chan, now there's a guy that truly is irreplaceable. You'll never have another guy come along who does all of his own incredibly dangerous stunts for that long and live to tell the tale.

turtlepower73
10-16-2008, 03:57 PM
none of those replacements will be anything like the ones that are listed. we all miss steve mcqueen..no body comes close to him..

CelticPredator
10-16-2008, 07:26 PM
Agreed. I like Nathan Fillion, but he's no Harrison Ford. He's more of a Bruce Campbell.

No one will ever be Ford. But Fillion is damn close.

The Craw
10-16-2008, 07:56 PM
christopher lee - no one

Giant Chicken
10-16-2008, 07:59 PM
Actors that I will really miss and their time is coming sooner rather than later...

Jack Nicholson
Morgan Freeman
Clint Eastwood
Sean Connery (he is retired so I am already missing him)

and then we just lost Paul Newman

uscmhicks
10-17-2008, 11:51 AM
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are truly irreplaceable , the movie " the bucket list " was fun to see since they both starred as the main characters and it really did show there amazing acting capabilities.

hydrobud
10-17-2008, 02:25 PM
Tom Hanks - Shia LaBeouf


Shia LaBeouf ?? is that some kind of sick joke ?


anyhow ...

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080421/Tattoos/Robert-DeNiro-Cape-Fear_l.jpg

Rook
10-17-2008, 02:33 PM
Are you talking about Statham? I'm sure he's a capable actor, it's just none of his bigger roles give much room to stretch his abilities.


Yeah. :rolleyes: I'm sure that's it. :lol

Malice
10-17-2008, 02:42 PM
Jackie Chan, now there's a guy that truly is irreplaceable. You'll never have another guy come along who does all of his own incredibly dangerous stunts for that long and live to tell the tale.

:bow.........

die
10-18-2008, 04:08 PM
I miss Lee Majors.

I think if they ever made a remake of The Six Million Dollar Man, Hugh Jackman could make a good Steve Austin. It's too bad that the latest word on that project had it pitched as a comedy starring Jim Carrey.

Hollywood sux.

Chimera 1
10-21-2008, 08:51 AM
Did you know Sean Connery turned down doing Lord Of the Rings because he didn't know enough about the story. The studio offered him 15% of the movie tickets profits, merchandise etc. He said he regrets not taking the role of Gandolf because it would have netted him 400+ million dollars.

man_vs_machine
10-25-2008, 05:13 PM
Pacino ------- Depp.

Love those 2 guys! Add in Bill Murray and Al Pacino for me too

DinoLast
10-26-2008, 07:46 AM
I always thought Dennis Quaid could have played Indy if Harrison Ford did not want to do it anymore but he's no spring chicken himself now.

granado.espada
10-26-2008, 10:38 AM
Hanna Montana counts? ... I guess not... "Aging badassess...."