I'm a newbie, but I couldn't help but give you my two cents on this one....how about Viggo Mortensen? I mean, he was pretty much the equivalent of a Gunslinger in Lord of the Rings....just used a sword instead of a gun.
Aaron Paul has expressed interest in playing Eddie Dean on twitter.
I know this conversation has evolved over the years and the series/movies are remaining a mystery as to whether or not they will be made. I was disappointed to read that the production was dropped the way it was.
Has anyone proposed Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the part of Roland? I'm just tossing the idea for conversation I suppose. Bardem and Morgan seem like they could be kin in half the shots I see them in. I think Liam Neeson could pull it off also, but I've always liked what he's done. Any Irishman that can effectively play a hillbilly next to Patrick Swayze has my vote for performance ability.
You can say that again!
But seriously I saw Javier Bardem recently in Skyfall and he just gave me the creeps. He was good in No Country for Old Men. Perhaps it was the weird blond hair in Skyfall but I did not like him at all.