Who do you feel would fit the part perfectly for a remake of Willy Wonka?

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  1. todd stone

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    In my opinion, Martin Short would play the part perfectly.
     
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    Tim Curry might be interesting!
     
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    Nobody. Gene Wilder was perfect!
     
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    Tim Curry?? Wowzza!! Interesting choice, but then again he'll always be Gabriel Knight to me. [​IMG]
    I think the character should be made female and the woman who played the ghost of christmas present in Scrooged should play her [​IMG]
     
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    EXACTLY! Do NOT remake this movie. And yes, Gene Wilder was the only man who could play Mr. Willy Wonka.

    Aaron Garman
     
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    I can't see this film being remade. I don't want it remade. And Wilder is the only Willy Wonka.
     
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    In the remake of Willy Wonka, I would choose:

    Gene Wilder

    Nobody can do it better.
     
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    Gene Wilder For there can be no other Wonka IMHO
     
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    Arnold Swarzenegger



    Come on! Imagine him laying it all out to Charlie and Grandpa Joe:



    (in your best Arnold Voice)



    "Wrong, sir, wrong! Under Section Thirty-Seven B of

    the contract signed by him it states quite clearly that all

    offers shall become null and void if--and you can read it

    for yourself in this photostatic copy: "I, the undersigned,

    shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein

    and herein contained, et cetera, et cetera . . . fax mentis

    incendium gloria culpum [the torch of the mind lights the

    path to glory], et cetera, et cetera . . . memo bis

    punitor delicatum! [I remember the spoiled punisher twice]

    It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole

    Fizzy Lifting Drinks. You bumped into the ceiling which now

    has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You

    lose! Good day, sir!

    "
     
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    Imagining Arnie going through that was most amusing.

    I recall a similar thread a few months back. The rumour at the time was Marilyn Manson or something.

    If it had to be remade, I could see the once touted Nic Cage playing Wonka.

    Never say never, so I'll say it'll be extremely unlikely that anyone could fill Wilder's shoes.

    Mark
     
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    IMHO, Nicolas Cage really could pull this complex mixture of emotions off. He is a skilled actor, and his face suggests both great joy as the greatest candymaker in the world, and the stern, dark underbelly of Wonka.
    Yeah, my money's on Nic Cage. [​IMG]
     
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    This movie doesn't need to be remade, however, Christopher Walken would be interesting in the part.
     
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    Didn't Alan Cummings already play a Willy Wonka knockoff in Spy Kids?
     
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    I agree that it's hard to imagine anyone else other than Wilder, but I think Alan Cumming would be a decent choice.
     
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    Craig Kilborne
     
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    It's hard to imagine anyone but Gene Wilder as Wonka. But if it were remade, I'd go with Warwick Davis. Kidding aside, I could see Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford, or Ewan McGregor playing him.
     
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    Robin Williams
     
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    Anyone see ALICE IN WONDERLAND the version with martin short? Tell me he wouldnt play the part perfectly.
     
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