Simpsons Live-action - Ideal Cast ?

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  1. Anthony Neilson

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    Let's agree that a SIMPSONS live action movie is a foul idea.Let's also agree that we'd quite like to see one anyway. Who would you cast ?
    I can't think of a better Ned Flanders than William H.Macy.
    For some strange reason, I can imagine Mira Sorvino as Marge.I'm stuck on Homer though - John C.Reilly ? Any suggestions ? (And don't anybody say John ******* Goodman !!)
     
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    "This right here is just f*&$ed up!" - Stan from South Park [​IMG]
     
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    Homer could be Tom Arnold.
     
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    Haha, when I read the subject of this thread, I was thinking "Oh God, I hope no one says John Goodman!"
     
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    Homer: Who's playing me?
    Bart: John Goodman.
    *Homer commences to choke Bart*
    [​IMG] Homer: THAT'S...SO...OBVIOUS!
     
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    Hmm... how about James Belushi & Susan Sarandon as Homer & Marge? Maybe Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Bart (though he's probably a little too old by now)...

    However I agree that W.H. Macy would be perfect for Flanders!!
     
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger as Rainier Wolfcastle [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe you people are even thinking about a live action Simpsons movie. The voices of all the characters are so etched into my mind that I'd have a really hard time seeing a live action version unless the voice actors played their respective characters, which would mean lots and lots of makeup.

    William H. Macy would be good for Flanders though...[​IMG]
     
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    Macy would be a good Flanders, but I think that Harry Shearer would be an even better one. He does, after all, have the perfect voice for the role. [​IMG]

    How about Liam Neeson as Groundskeeper Willie? He could do his Scottish voice from Rob Roy. And Edward Norton would make a good Lenny.
     
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    Does anybody else remember the live-action TV adaptation of "Mr. Bill" starring Peter Scolari?

    Q.E.D.
     
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    No one as I certainly WOULDN'T like to see one made.


    That said, I have to agree that Arnuld should play Wolfcastle... it's only fair[​IMG].
     
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    Hey, Thomas C, with respect - lighten up, man ! I absolutely agree that a Simpsons live-action movie would be awful and I'm sure we'll get an animated movie before that ever happens. SCOOBY DOO was a stupid idea too but I'm honest enough to admit that there's a part of me that's kind-of fascinated to see how wrong/right Hollywood can get it.So this thread wasn't meant to be about whether it should happen, just who might be in it if it did.

    And by the way, as a Scotsman I find the notion of casting Liam Neeson, an Irishman, as Groundskeeper Willie offensive.
    Besides, Mel Gibson'll need a hit after his Aramaic Jesus movie.
     
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    OK, I don't want to monopolise my own thread but it's got me thinking. A live-action movie would be rotten, but . . wouldn't it be a great idea for a one-off episode of The Simpsons itself ? Homer and co going to see a live-action movie of themselves ? Given the names that have appeared as voices, I'm sure a few big stars would play along. Can you imagine Arnie painted yellow as Wolfcastle ? It'd be hilarious ! You'd only need a few minutes of glimpsed footage. The worse it was the funnier it'd be. I'd pay good money to see Vin Diesel playing Homer and trying to do the voice !

    Anyway, how's our cast shaping up ?
    WILLIAM H.MACY as NED FLANDERS and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER as McBAIN/WOLFCASTLE.These are both good. EDWARD NORTON as LENNY's pretty good too and I still like MIRA SORVINO for Marge.

    REV. LOVEJOY - Garry Shandling
    PRINCIPAL SKINNER - the paedophile guy from HAPPINESS, sorry can't remember his name
    OTTO - Stephen Wright? Luis Guzman ?
    NICK RIVIERA - Steve Buscemi
    KRUSTY - Jackie Mason ?
    APU - M Night Shyamalan ! (He wants to get into acting anyway)

    Jeez, it's difficult ! Any more Homers ? NOT Tom Arnold, please ! Woody Harrelson was fairly Homer-esque in KINGPIN.
    What about MR BURNS ? BARNEY GUMBLE ? All suggestions, from the sublime to the ridiculous, are welcome . . .
     
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    HOMER - Jimmy Kimmel?

    Random thought.
     
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    How about Wayne Knight (Newman from Seinfeld) as Homer? Or maybe even Jason Alexander?
     
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    double post
     
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    Of all the options suggested so far, I think Jason Alexander would be the best as Homer.
     

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