Mr. Mercedes Limited TV Series

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Blake

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I pictured Billy Bob Thornton.
Not big enough, in my opinion. He's supposed to be slightly overweight. But tough. Also, Thornton's face doesn't show the character of Bill that I envisaged.
 

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Not big enough, in my opinion. He's supposed to be slightly overweight. But tough. Also, Thornton's face doesn't show the character of Bill that I envisaged.
I know Billy Bob doesn't have the same physique, but I think he would do well in the role.
 
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College look boy you say? *calls my college buddy who is an IT major* dude, it's your time to shine lmao
I think Brady had that 'apple-pie' American look. Brown hair maybe, rosy cheeks. You could take him home to meet your parents and they'd think he was nice.
 

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I think Brady had that 'apple-pie' American look. Brown hair maybe, rosy cheeks. You could take him home to meet your parents and they'd think he was nice.

I have this bizzare idea but when i'm reading Mr. Mercedes, i picture Brady look like my IT major Buddy (who is a 19-year old teenager) because he's hella much cuter than to the ugly campus crush in my college, just take off his eyeglasses and that's it.

Casting Brady here might find a little difficult because you need to find a person that has a cold-blooded personality painted on its overall appearance (so i would like to see Brady's actor as an undiscovered one or one of those actors in the dramatization of documentaries in Natgeo, discovery or History)
 
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I have this bizzare idea but when i'm reading Mr. Mercedes, i picture Brady look like my IT major Buddy (who is a 19-year old teenager) because he's hella much cuter than to the ugly campus crush in my college, just take off his eyeglasses and that's it.

Casting Brady here might find a little difficult because you need to find a person that has a cold-blooded personality painted on its overall appearance (so i would like to see Brady's actor as an undiscovered one or one of those actors in the dramatization of documentaries in Natgeo, discovery or History)
I agree. You don't want an actor with baggage and you say 'Oh, him, how can he be Brady when I've seen him play that part or the other in another film', so you need someone young, but something malevolent in their looks.
 
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I agree. You don't want an actor with baggage and you say 'Oh, him, how can he be Brady when I've seen him play that part or the other in another film', so you need someone young, but something malevolent in their looks.

That's it. That's my point of why i want an undiscovered actor.

The greatest challenge to that actor would be harmonizing good look with mean attitude, and i know there are some people who can do it (most of them are due to their nature and real attitude). It's okay to have an undiscovered actor as Brady or Jerome, but Bill or the others must be big time or an experienced one. (Quite a risky casting but i saw this effective in many ways)
 
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Just go to your local skateboard park and see some young bloke who is about 18, you can make him look a few years older. But as you said those actors who do those parts reenacting like in those documentaries.
 
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Who would play Bill? I see someone in the Brian Dennehy mould circa 1990's. Brady I'm not sure. Someone with college boy looks.
Yes. Absolutely agree.
What about Michael Chicklis?

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Yes. Absolutely agree.
What about Michael Chicklis?

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He looks OK, but maybe a bit too nice. Bill has been a cop for all his life so he's going to be a bit surly. But Michael Chicklis is an actor so I assume he can do surly. Also Bill had a full head of hair. I like actors who fit the mould of the character in the book. If I feel like I'm looking at a movie and I'm thinking, 'this actor/actress couldn't do this in real life' then I switch off.
 

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He looks OK, but maybe a bit too nice. Bill has been a cop for all his life so he's going to be a bit surly. But Michael Chicklis is an actor so I assume he can do surly. Also Bill had a full head of hair. I like actors who fit the mould of the character in the book. If I feel like I'm looking at a movie and I'm thinking, 'this actor/actress couldn't do this in real life' then I switch off.
Chiklis can definitely do surly -- see The Shield.
Also his current stint on Gotham.
 

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He looks OK, but maybe a bit too nice. Bill has been a cop for all his life so he's going to be a bit surly. But Michael Chicklis is an actor so I assume he can do surly. Also Bill had a full head of hair. I like actors who fit the mould of the character in the book. If I feel like I'm looking at a movie and I'm thinking, 'this actor/actress couldn't do this in real life' then I switch off.
It's amazing what they can do with hairpieces. I bet most of the characters you remember well from movies you love did not sport their real hair. That's the magic of the movies!
 

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Kurt Russell has his own hair in The Thing and Escape from New York.
 

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I thought Brady was a Ashton Kutcher-like guy. Kutcher might be an interesting choice, actually. He looks like he could have more than a little crazy underneath his charm :)
 
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