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Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks?
    #8800424 - 08/20/08 12:22 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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If you squint your eyes just right and look at a photo of the late comedian Bill Hicks, he kind of resembles a young Russell Crowe (or vice versa). So, it would have been really cool if the Australian actor had played Hicks around ten years ago, when he was still in his 30s. But if we've learned anything from Kevin Spacey and Mike Myers (respectively, star of the Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea and star of an upcoming Keith Moon biopic titled See Me Feel Me), you're never too old to play an icon who died young, and therefore we must accept the fact that at close to 50 years old, Crowe is likely to portray Hicks, who died from cancer at age 32. Fortunately for Crowe, he's good enough that it shouldn't be too hard to believe such a portrayal.

The Oscar-winning actor is quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald saying he's involved with a Hicks bio, "which is going from treatment to draft stage with Kiwi writer Mark Staufer." Never mind that the quote doesn't sound like it was actually spoken by anyone, let alone Crowe, the article is mostly about how the actor is spending time with his family now that Ridley Scott's Nottingham has been postponed. Crowe also references other projects, including an unnamed documentary and the surfing gang movie My Brother's Keeper, based on the documentary Bra Boys, which Crowe narrated. Stuart Beattie, who co-wrote the doc, is currently working on a second draft of its adaptation.


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800444 - 08/20/08 12:31 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800448 - 08/20/08 12:32 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Hm.

I really don't know what to think of that.

He has the look, more or less, but what about the voice? the style?

Maybe he can pull it off. He IS a good actor. It's just that I've never seen him play anything but the "calm, cool, and quiet" type in movies... and this role seems in stark contrast.

I like Crowe. He's not incredible, but he is a pretty good actor, and he's very charismatic.

I'm just not sure he's Bill Hicks... it feels like apples and oranges. :shrug:


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800449 - 08/20/08 12:32 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I don't care who the hell plays Bill Hicks as long as they are definitely making a movie about him....sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt :awesome:


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800476 - 08/20/08 12:38 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Heh


I think he'll be great :thumbup:


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #8800489 - 08/20/08 12:41 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

am i the only one who thinks this will tank and be a horrible idea?


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800522 - 08/20/08 12:50 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Horrible idea


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800553 - 08/20/08 01:00 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I have faith in the idea that no bill hicks fan big enough to make a bio movie would allow him to be disgraced in such a way.

But I certainly could be wrong.


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: Bridgeburner]
    #8800864 - 08/20/08 02:34 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

:lolocaust:

They definitely should have gotten Denis Leary to play him instead.


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: robbyberto]
    #8800902 - 08/20/08 02:40 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Why Denis Leary? 

ohhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhh, material thief

Speaking of Leary, I saw him in a sandwich shop (he lives in the next town over) and my goofy ass friend was reading the same menu as him on the table and put his hand like 6 inches from his cell phone/keys and Leary grabbed his stuff, scoffed at my friend and walked to the end of the line....weirdoooo


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: NastyDHL]
    #8800920 - 08/20/08 02:45 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Heh... Leary is overrated.

He was good in The Ref, though.


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #8800927 - 08/20/08 02:48 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

Rescue me is entertaining even if it is very unbelievable.


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: PeterGriffin467]
    #8800944 - 08/20/08 02:53 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

I haven't seen it... but I have heard good things.

I'll try to find a season and check it out.

To be honest, I think he's a good actor... I just don't think he should be the one writing. (His stand up acts are weak sauce, imho)


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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #8800957 - 08/20/08 02:58 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

great actor, shitty human

hope he does a good job, even though he's waaaaay too old

id prefer sum1 young like that jason segal dude




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Re: Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks? [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #8800986 - 08/20/08 03:07 PM (9 years, 8 months ago)

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KingOftheThing said:
great actor, shitty human




Who, Leary? Sounds about right. Or did you mean Crowe?

BTW, has anyone else noticed that Dennis Leary sounds like Willem Dafoe on crack? Or I guess you could say Willem Dafoe sounds like what Dennis Leary would sound like if he wasn't so fucking uptight...


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