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Martin Scorsese's "Sinatra": Who should play Frank Sinatra?
magnetic at 5:22PM, Sept. 20, 2009
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I've heard suggestions like Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and even *shudders* Robert Pattinson. But! I think a good choice would be James Marsden, who has a lovely voice and is, in my opinion, a pretty good actor. There's even a clip of him singing Sinatra's “Witchcraft”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEips2Oq_hA

Thoughts?
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lefarce at 6:11PM, Sept. 20, 2009
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Depp and DiCaprio are always rumored to be in the running for the lead role in so many movies, I would take that with a grain of salt.

Also Depp would play a terrible Sinatra. DiCaprio might be alright, depends on how old he would play him.

 
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GracehFaceh at 1:47PM, Sept. 21, 2009
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I heard somewhere that Jake Gyllenhaal was playing him, but I doubt it. He looks too much like a 12 year old boy.
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Sea_Cow at 3:36PM, Sept. 21, 2009
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Christian Bale. Duh.

Or Danny McBride. It's shocking how many movies he's been in over the past two years.
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lastcall at 4:06PM, Sept. 21, 2009
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Norm MacDonald. I could've sworn he had played Sinatra in a few SNL skits.
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ozoneocean at 11:03PM, Sept. 21, 2009
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Norm MacDonald. I could've sworn he had played Sinatra in a few SNL skits.
Norm is a bit big though… I remember Sinatra as being a little on the smaller side. Besides, wasn't it Phill Hartman in SNL? …poor Phill. :(

I do like Norm though.

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I'm sure there's a no-name non-star out there somewhere who would be perfect for the role. We need to wean ourselves off of this star obsession.
 
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kingofsnake at 7:52AM, Sept. 22, 2009
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How about Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
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lastcall at 2:27PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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Norm is a bit big though… I remember Sinatra as being a little on the smaller side. Besides, wasn't it Phill Hartman in SNL? …poor Phill. :(

I do like Norm though.

Oh yeah, it was Phil Hartman, wasn't it? My bad. I saw Norm on Conan O'Brien a few weeks ago and he was coked out of his mind. It was funny to watch. I just think of Norm as Sinatra because they have that same face. Kinda.
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parkbenchbook at 3:12PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I'm sure there's a no-name non-star out there somewhere who would be perfect for the role. We need to wean ourselves off of this star obsession.

And that non-star is me. Someone write Variety quick.
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Chernobog at 4:19PM, Sept. 23, 2009
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I know it would never happen, but I'd vastly prefer some impersonator who really lives that sort of thing. I love Frank's work and I really wouldn't want to see a homogenized popular actor put into the lead. I mean, you can sing Sinatra and then you can SING Sinatra.

I like Depp, but not for this. Although they could be casting for Teletubbies and someone would name drop DiCaprio or Depp. Sometimes I want to say, “…there's other actors out there, you know.”
 
 
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humorman at 1:15AM, Sept. 25, 2009
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Nicholas Cage would be nice.

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