I think you may have potential Green Card Man in Anthony Mackey (Adjustment Bureau). The only problem there is if it will give the audience the wrong idea and if casting him for that role (if at all) is too much repetition for the actor. Either way, you've got to admit he'd be a good candidate.
You know, the more I think it over I'm convinced the role of Oswald will have to be the one part that will have to go to an unknown actor, someone fresh out of the box who's also a fairly good look alike and can act the part.
What led me to this conclusion is that every Name actor I mentally placed in the role was too much of a distraction from the character. Instead of thinking, Hey it's Oswald! I kept thinking, it's just so and so pretending to be Oswald. I'm coming to see that the trick with this character is you want to be focused on the real historical personality and not on some actor playing a part.
In that sense, I was sort of right when I said Gary Oldman was still the only know name actor who could do it, however whoever pointed out he was too old is also right. So that leaves an as yet undiscovered up and comer for the role.
What do you think? Agree or disagree?
ooops! I think my Lee Harvey Oswald choice disappeared from my last message! Here it is again....
Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons is an interesting choice. Since I only saw him in The Big Bang Theory I'm having a hard time picturing him as Oswald, but he's an awesome actor who I think can pull it off. Still my first choice for the role is Casey Affleck.
Leo Dicaprio is my pick.
I pictured Gerard Butler as Jake/George while reading the book. Mmmmmm...