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#1 of 15 Christopher P

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Posted July 09 2002 - 08:23 AM

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I don't know how I feel about this yet. If anyone's life should make an intertaining movie, Keith Moon's would.

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#2 of 15 StephenA

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Posted July 09 2002 - 08:32 AM

I don't know what to think. I can't see Mike Myers playing Keith Moon though. If Roger Daltrey says it might work, maybw it will. I just can't see him playing Keith Moon.

#3 of 15 Ron Etaylor

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Posted July 09 2002 - 08:43 AM

I think it would be brilliant. Meyers is a big fan of 60's rock and he would play the role with love and respect. By all accounts Moonie was a pretty funny guy, and we know MM can pull that off.

#4 of 15 LarryDavenport

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Posted July 09 2002 - 08:46 AM

Isn't Mike Myers 40 or so? I think he's a bit old for the part. Keith started with The "Ooo" when he was 15 or 16 I think.

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Posted July 09 2002 - 08:48 AM

They'd better cast Jason Schwartzman (also a drummer) as the young Moon.

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:23 AM

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I've got that sinking feeling. Just don't think Meyers is right for the role. He'll need some major makeup to get over the age gap.

The book (Full Moon) was a somewhat interesting read although somewhat sloppy. A much better book (about the whole group) with most of the same Moon antics would be Before I Get Old by Dave Marsh.
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#7 of 15 Ron Etaylor

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:24 AM

The point about Meyer's age is well taken, but that's what movie make-up is for.

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Posted July 09 2002 - 09:37 AM

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The point about Meyer's age is well taken, but that's what movie make-up is for.

Makeup can be good when adding to someone's age. However I have yet to see a decent convincing makeup job that would have to take 25 years off an actor.
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#9 of 15 Jordan_E

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Posted July 09 2002 - 10:49 AM

Especially when they use that tape to pull back the lines around the eyes; check out Joe Pesci in MY COUSIN VINNIE for a prime example. God, he looks Asian in some scenes!
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Posted July 09 2002 - 01:27 PM

Schwartzman is right for the role. Not only does he play drums in a band of his own, but he's a fan of the band. And he looks like Keith! Not to mention, he's a good actor as well.

Having said that, Keith is one of the most difficult personalities to replicate...ever. I'm not optimistic.


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Posted July 09 2002 - 01:37 PM

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Especially when they use that tape to pull back the lines around the eyes; check out Joe Pesci in MY COUSIN VINNIE for a prime example. God, he looks Asian in some scenes!


i thought i was the only one WHO noticed that.

myers looks really old in that pepsi commercial with britany spears
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#12 of 15 Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted July 10 2002 - 01:58 AM

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Makeup can be good when adding to someone's age. However I have yet to see a decent convincing makeup job that would have to take 25 years off an actor.

Madonna looks awfully young as the 15-year-old Eva Duarte in Evita.

I think Myers would be great. Let his acting fill in the age gap.
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#13 of 15 Jay E

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Posted July 10 2002 - 03:29 AM

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myers looks really old in that pepsi commercial with britany spears


But not as much as Bob Dole.

That Pepsi commercial has to contain the most blatant & badly performed fake punch & hair pulling I've ever seen. I guess Britany had it in her contract that no punch can come nearer than 2 feet away. Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest.

I would rather see a younger actor play Moon, Jason would be a good pick.

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Posted July 13 2002 - 03:21 PM

Ironic tidbit, in the midst of this debate as to whom should portray the patently eccentric Who drummer:

Whoever does, will, in a circuitous way, also be knocking off the legendary, larger-than-life, King of Ham--the British actor, Robert Newton (1905-1956), Moon's lifelong idol and influence.

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Robert Newton fanpage detailing Moon's peculiar life-long obsession with the actor's portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island.
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#15 of 15 Jeff Bock

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Posted July 15 2002 - 02:01 AM

The age difference part that bothers me is that he's already 8 years older than Keith when he died (Myers 40, Keith 32). Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but Schwartzman is the perfect candidate for this movie.


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