I would have never considered John Mahoney, but he would be an excellent Ralph Roberts! I was thinking maybe Clint Eastwood. Robert Redford and William H. Macy would be good choices also. Really liked the book. One of my favorites.
On one hand I would love to see this book made to a movie but they would have to be super careful with the script. The book is perfect and I would hate if there were any changes made. As for a main lead Robert Redford and John Mahoney - fantastic choices. I can understand Clint Eastwood but I wouldn't pick him. He has all that Dirty Harry (it's a compliment!) and Ralph wasn't like that at the beginning. How about Harrison Ford? Nice, polite, charming and able to pull a stunt
good choices! I do like John Mahoney,such a good actor on Frasier,and Moonstruck,and the bad dad in Say Anything..from the description SK had in the book,I think Ralph was kind of a tall,lanky character,I think Henry Fonda would have been great..how about Morgan Freeman if you wanted to change the book a little?
Ralph was one of my favorite characters..he was so smart,and brave,and understanding of his situation,yet stubborn,and when he hooked up with the little hobbit woman it was great..and the ending,man,it got me too..