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Old 10-18-2009, 12:57 AM   #26
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I don't remember him doing anything special.
I don't think it was award worthy or anything... but he took the role and played it pitch perfect.

There are no small roles. Only small actors. (that's not a dig at his height)
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:23 AM   #27
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Even though I wouldn't pick him, because I'd rather see others in the role instead, I'm sure he'll do a fine job. They have a good director who will make sure of it.

I think his small role in Semi-Pro was a bit funny, but not any evidence I'd use for my arguement
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:01 AM   #28
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People are doubting JEH's acting abilities?
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:18 AM   #29
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Ive heard accounts saying he is playing the villian and others saying hes playing sinestro.


POSSIBLE MOVIE SPOILER ALERT


Supposedly in the script sinestro is noy a full blown villian yet, and is more a mentor. The villians will be hector hammond and some giant robot guy made of little bugs (forgot his name, but i think he was in emerald dawn.) since sinestro is not the villian it is VERY likely that the "villiian" he is playing is hector hammond, not sinestro and sources just assumed by villian they were referring to sinestro. And JEH would make MUCH more sense as hammond, and his looks wouldnt be an issue since he looks enough like hammond.

I cant believe nobody else has thought of this, i bet you this is the case.
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Yes, we've known those for almost 2 years now.


but Jackie is up for Sinestro specifically. And that role has supposedly been rewritten extensively since those details were first brought to us by IESB and other sources.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:14 AM   #31
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I think the guy did an awesome job in The Watchmen and he has been around for many years as a child actor and now as an award winning actor. He is a bit short but so was Michael Keaton. Keaton was able to pull off Batman and he is no taller than Jackie Earle Haley. I think a bigger name to draw in those who are not familiar with the characters, and those who are not necessarily science fiction fans wouldn’t hurt. Traditionally some of the most successful comic book movie franchises did well with big name actors cast as the antagonist. Christopher Reeve had Gene Hackman, Michael Keaton had Jack Nicholson, Tobey McGuire had Willem Defoe, and Christian Bale had William Neeson. I guess the only exception to this tradition would have to be The Dark Night. Remember how everyone was up in arms when Christopher Nolan cast Heath Ledger as the Joker? He managed to blow us all away with his performance. Who Knows! Jackie Earle Haley may have the talent to pull off the same thing with Sinestro. Come on man the guy was a Bad Ass in The original Bad News Bears!




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Hmm, this is interesting. He's not one I had considered, but if he does end up getting the part, I'll have to pick up some movies he's been in other than Watchmen to see what I think. But he's definitely not a choice that I would dismiss out of hand!

I do think that if I see Hugo Weaving's name thrown around one more time, I'm going to scream. Yes, we know he's got the look and skills. Yes, it's been said three thousand times. Yes, it's still okay to have your opinions. But Jesus, people, he's not the only actor in the world who can potentially handle this part.
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wouldn't it be hilarious if Hugo got it and sucked at it?
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Or it was just a rehash of Agent Smith.

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Even though I wouldn't pick him, because I'd rather see others in the role instead, I'm sure he'll do a fine job. They have a good director who will make sure of it.

I think his small role in Semi-Pro was a bit funny, but not any evidence I'd use for my arguement
Not if you're focusing on just one piece of work...


but if you're talking about range and ability...

People always assume that it's easy to play a stumblebum or a stoner or something like that... but it's not. How many times have you seen a drunkard or a stoner and it's just completely overblown and unbelievable?

Haley played that part perfectly... AND (and this is the important part) played Rorschach well AND was nominated for MULTIPLE awards for his portrayal in Little Children.

Three completely different roles. All requiring completely different performances.

He was solid, competent and believable in all three.

I'm not saying I know he's gonna nail Sinestro...

I'm just saying there's no legitimate reason to think he CAN'T.
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Not if you're focusing on just one piece of work...


but if you're talking about range and ability...

People always assume that it's easy to play a stumblebum or a stoner or something like that... but it's not. How many times have you seen a drunkard or a stoner and it's just completely overblown and unbelievable?

Haley played that part perfectly... AND (and this is the important part) played Rorschach well AND was nominated for MULTIPLE awards for his portrayal in Little Children.

Three completely different roles. All requiring completely different performances.

He was solid, competent and believable in all three.

I'm not saying I know he's gonna nail Sinestro...

I'm just saying there's no legitimate reason to think he CAN'T.
I agree. He nailed all three of those roles.
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Just a few hours ago I was standing on the red carpet of Spike TV’s 2009 Scream Awards. They’re recording the show tonight and it airs Tuesday October 27th. Anyway, while on the red carpet I managed to get a number of interviews and one of them was with Jackie Earle Haley.

The reason getting to speak with Jackie was great is I was able to ask him directly about the rumor that he is going to play Sinestro in director Martin Cambell’s “Green Lantern”. If you missed the story, we reported the rumor earlier today. But according to Jackie, tonight is the first he’s heard of this rumor. Of course I tried to find out more by asking him if he’d screen tested for the part, but Jackie told me that wasn’t true. Exactly what he had to say after the jump:

Before watching the interview…know I didn’t have a camera person helping me tonight so if the framing isn’t perfect…that’s why.

Also, while Jackie says he hasn’t been approached for the part, that doesn’t mean he won’t be down the road. It could be like he says at the end of the interview, “you guys are out in front of it and I don’t know anything about it yet. If something comes up I’ll let you know.”

Jackie Earle Haley

* Was he shocked to hear he was cast as Sinestro in Green Lantern? Says he just heard about it walking the red carpet
* I ask if he was screen tested for the movie. He says no.
* What is it like for him to be talked about for key parts in big movies
* On set of Nightmare on Elm Street the makeup took a toll on him. Is he now excited to go back and play the role again if they make a sequel
* I finally ask him if he is in Green Lantern or if it’s a possibility. He says, “you guys are out in front of it and I don’t know anything about it yet. If something comes up I’ll let you know.”


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We'll see....actors have lied before.



Now we wait for the truth, WHO IS SINESTRO? And How many people will post a thread with this news?
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And How many people will post a thread with this news?
Whatever number you come up with, I'll take the over.
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lol

Let's keep in mind this is the same guy who denied being Freddy 3 weeks before it was announced.
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I think this is a very interesting development. He certainly wasn't on the fan radar as a choice, but he's a good enough actor to pull it off. Between the new Nightmare film, potential sequels, and appearing in the Human Target he might be a little busy, but we could do far worse than him.

While I don't question his acting chops, I just don't see him having the physical presence that Sinestro should have.
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While I don't question his acting chops, I just don't see him having the physical presence that Sinestro should have.
What physical presence does Sinestro have? Tall and skinny?
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What physical presence does Sinestro have? Tall and skinny?
Yeah. He doesn't have to be built but I feel he is a little too short to play Sinestro.

But all in all, their could be worse choices.
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Yeah. He doesn't have to be built but I feel he is a little too short to play Sinestro.

But all in all, their could be worse choices.
You know Tom Cruise is legally a midget right?*

It's the MOVIES people! They're ACTORS!











*ok so he's not really a midget... but he's short as hell and yet he manages to be a leading man in tons of movies where he appears to be just as tall as normal people.


ok ok so this picture isn't real...

but THIS one is....





Tom Cruise is FIVE FOOT SEVEN!!!
Jackie Earl Haley is 5'5

Anyway this is all completely irrelevant.... let's say they made Sinestro 5'5....

WHO THE FUCK CARES??? He's an alien and a bit of a fascist with a weapon that's run by his willpower.

I'm far too agitated by this topic....
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I'm far too agitated by this topic....


It's ok, Doc! Just take a step back and breath...breath...
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*ok so he's not really a midget... but he's short as hell and yet he manages to be a leading man in tons of movies where he appears to be just as tall as normal people.


ok ok so this picture isn't real...

but THIS one is....





Tom Cruise is FIVE FOOT SEVEN!!!
Jackie Earl Haley is 5'5

Anyway this is all completely irrelevant.... let's say they made Sinestro 5'5....

WHO THE FUCK CARES??? He's an alien and a bit of a fascist with a weapon that's run by his willpower.

I'm far too agitated by this topic....
The point is that they are supposed to be casting someone that can portray the best possible Sinestro for their film. And if their Sinestro is tall, then why would you cast someone short if you don't have to. Yes of course its not a great reason to say "no" to Haley but your Tom Cruise argument doesn't relate when he's not supposed to be portraying someone who IS tall. Its not a problem, they can make Jackie taller easily, but as many have said he doesn't look the part.
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What physical presence does Sinestro have? Tall and skinny?
Nothing to do with his physical size at all, in a age when filmmakers can make Sean Astin look like a hobbit standing next to Ian McKellen that's not really an issue. I meant more along the lines of Haley's ability to recreate Sinestro's poise and the air about the character. When Sinestro enters a room there is something about him that commands respect while also reeking of the smugness of the too self-assured. I just haven't seen anything from him that illustrates that so I don't "see" him doing it.

Like I said, Haley's a very good actor and the film could do far worse than him. At this point only Martin Campbell knows what his vision is for the character and what he's looking for from the actor who dons the ears. And for now I have no reason to doubt him so I remain optimistic about it. For all we know Haley is just on Campbell's list of people he's considering for the role.

At any rate it's only a rumor and no reason for anyone to get their panties in a bunch.
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I don't know. I'm sure he could more or less pull it off... I'm just not sure about whether or not he can do the aristocratic/high-and-mightyness that surrounds Sinestro. And his voice doesn't quite sound right at all (and yes, I've heard him in interviews outside of Watchmen and yes, I give him credit that he could probably muster some kind of special Sinestro "voice")... he doesn't really annunciate well, his words tend to slur a little... all of this the polar opposite of what you would imagine as Sinestro, who would (should) have perfect, impeccable speech, almost to a fault. The kind of guy that could virtually tear anyone to pieces with words alone. And at a short 5'5" (and Ryan Reynolds at 6'2") they'll have to go to a lot of trouble to make him seem imposing.

My point is, there's better choices out there. Much better choices. I see no compelling reason to say, "OK, good enough" with Haley.
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That's not gaining steam, that's the original article!
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What does the original Freddy Krueger think of Jackie?

http://www.fearnet.com/news/b15904_e...on_jackie.html

"I'm real happy with Jackie." said Englund, "I'm a fan. I've been a fan of Jackie since Breaking Away. My Vietnam movie [Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder] was with Dennis Christopher, and Dennis Christopher's the star of Breaking Away. (In fact, I think he won the British Academy Award for that movie.) So I've seen that movie several times and I've talked a lot with Dennis about it, and the making of it. And I just love Jackie's work in that. He really was one of the first people who ever had the opportunity to discuss the American class system in a movie. The townie versus the "other" – the interloper, the rich kid, the preppie – that comes to town. And then of course I know him from Bad News Bears and then more recently, obviously, Little Children, and then Watchmen. And although I'm not a big fan of Watchmen, I am a big fan of Jackie in that film. I just have a problem when there are too many characters. It's just me. Maybe I'm old school. Even with X-Men. I love X-Men – but I'll go to any movie ever called Wolverine, only because I love that character. There were just too many characters for me in Watchmen. But I love Jackie's character. Jackie is not big, and I think that Jackie's size is gonna really work for him as Freddy Krueger. Because I've always in my mindset imagined… One of the metaphors or one of the images I've used for Freddy is a little rabid dog that just bites your ankle and holds on. A little yelping dog. And I think Jackie brings that, with his own physicality, to the role, without ever having to work it a little bit. He doesn't really have to work that. He brings that naturally with who he is, which I think is really part of the way I see it.
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