[LMB] More Casting Ideas

Meg Justus mmegaera at nwlink.com
Fri Jan 28 18:49:23 GMT 2011

> This being said: I have a bit of a problem when some of my favourite 
> actors are cast for any Vorkosigan role.  Ian McKellan, for instance. One 
> of my favourite actors ever - saw  him in Macbeth in 1996 and it's haunted 
> me ever since, in a good way.
> But he's Ian McKellan. He'd walk on screen and I'd think "There's Ian 
> McKellan." Ditto Johnny Depp (who does better than most at blending into a 
> role, but still), Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig (who looks like 
> Royce), etc.

Did you have any trouble with him as Gandalf?  I feel the same way about a 
lot of actors including McKellen, but I had no trouble at all with him 
playing Gandalf, and I don't think it was because of all that hair hiding 
most of him.


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