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Sorry, but I had to make a part two....

Well, I've seen many recommendations, but none of them really does it for me. Here's a list of some of them and why they don't fit the bill:

Mickey Rourke: Right voice and coolness, but he just comes across as a bad guy. I don't think he is a hero type. Yes, he cane run afoul of authority, but it is often because the authority is justified.

Samuel L. Jackson: Very good choice, but sometimes too over the top. I do think he could do a smoother cooler softer spoken type. I could actually see him as a Harry Callahan, but not quite.

The guy from Millenium: Getting old, Not tall enough to fill Harry's shoes.

Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Nick Nolte, Paul Newman etc., etc.: All the older group is either dead or too old. Gimme a break. I'm looking for a young Harry.

Harrison Ford: Actually he could do tough parts. You gotta give him that and he can do menacing pretty well. But, again, not quite the type.

Wrestlers and ex-football players: Please.

Keanu Reeves: Who said he could act? What planet are you from? Clint could just stand there and look at the camera and it would be great acting. He exuded a presence.

Nicolas Cage: Maybe. Needs to visit the Bosley Institute for some plugs.

There are a lot of others, but this just proves my point. There isn't a really good American!!!! actor out there that isn't either Mr. Physique, Mr. Pretty Boy, or Mr. Liberal to fill Harry's shoes. Just name one.

Harry was tough and spindly. Bullets would fly by him, but he was so focused and fearless that he ignored all that. He only needed 6 shots because he hit what he wanted to hit, otherwise he didn't shoot. And he didn't go for any crap from authority, and authority may have tried to give him a hard time, but they knew not to push him too hard. He was smart as well...and finally, he did have a sense of humor. Yes, it is Harry, but Harry IS Clint. And Clint is Cool.

So who else is as cool? If an actor could get with the program and not give in to the liberal hollywood mentality and live by some principles and not worry about what his 9X10 glossy looks like and not cap his teeth and not take steroids, and maybe get an education....we might be on to something.

I miss Harry. I want another Harry movie.
 

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OK. I picked up "From Dusk to Dawn" tonight. Excellent flick! And it makes me think that perhaps George Clooney could fit the bill. He was certainly a bad arse in that movie, and had a .44 magnum to boot! I just hate having to hear from my girlfriend over and over during any of his movies how good looking he is!
I think he might still be more of a (newer) James Bond type than a Clint Eastwood type.

So I still think someone more rugged. Just like Clint himself.

Steven Segal? He's certainly a rugged type, but often plays in roles where he's not an American, and I think all-American hero is essential.

Someone mentioned Russell Crowe - I'd have to see him in more movies.

Keanu. I dunno. He's not "cool" enough. I wouldn't be suprised if he was anti-gun.

What about John Travolta? Not too old. Perhaps too chubby nowadays. His was definitely a tough guy in Broken Arrow and Face Off, albeit those were "bad guy" roles.



[This message has been edited by python1340 (edited 10-27-2001).]
 

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Originally posted by Wes_Tulsa:
I'll tell you who else would be good and that's Ron Eldard. He played the main character in "When Trumpets Fade" a WWII movie. He has that cool don't f**k with me attitude.
I agree. His performance in that film was awesome.
 

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Did someone say Alec Baldwin? You've GOT to be kidding me! He's one of the biggest commie-libs on the planet! Well, now that you mention it...How 'bout any one of the Baldwins and Fathead O'donnel starring together as bean-bag wielding heroes in "Non-Lethal Weapon" or "The Thick and the Dead"...and Gerbil Boy would be great in "Dirty Fairy".
Some of you guys have got to get a grip!

Favorite Harry quote: "Try not to live up to my expectations."

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Did someone say Alec Baldwin? You've GOT to be kidding me! He's one of the biggest commie-libs on the planet!
And they actually had the nerve to cast him as the great Gen. James Doolittle in "Pearl Harbor".
 
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