Monday, February 11, 2008

Who Should Play John Wesley in a Movie?

A couple of weeks ago, Deathwish was playing on AMC. In reflection of Charles Bronson's work and persona in this movie, Chato's Land, The Mechanic, and other films, I was struck by an obvious fact: if they ever make another biopic of John Wesley, Charles Bronson should play the lead role.

Of course, Bronson died years ago. But still, if he were alive, he strikes me as an obvious choice.

And it goes without saying that Quentin Tarantino should direct.

8 comments:

Richard Hall said...

I think I'd want the Wachowski Brothers or possibly Ang Lee to direct. John Wesley kicking George Whitfield's whatsit with a bit of ninja nonsense would make a splendid scene.

John Wilks said...

This is easy for me- René Auberjonois is the perfect choice to play JW.

Matt said...

John, don't you remember this being definitively settled? It's Paul Reubens, of course. There is a startling and disturbing resemblance there.

Andy B. said...

Well, whoever it is should be a method actor, obviously.

Ken Lowery said...

Josh Brolin, natch. He can move back and forth between his serious persona in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and his crazy one in GRINDHOUSE: PLANET TERROR.

Me, I want to see some circuit riders doing wire-fighting on horseback.

Keith Taylor said...

Robert Duval or Chuck Norris.

Michael said...

I didn't even know Bronson was dead. I suppose next you'll tell us that Bill Clinton's wife is running for pres ... ooooh nooooo.

Anonymous said...

Who should play the role of John Wesley? Possibly Dustin Hoffman or Robin Williams.