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I still think Tom Hardy or Michael Fassbender can be good Smith's.

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Fassbender being German (and fluent in German), I'd slot him as Von Hapen.  He also has the right intensity to him for the role and would be amazing in the dinner confrontation.

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Gymkata wrote:

Fassbender being German (and fluent in German), I'd slot him as Von Hapen.  He also has the right intensity to him for the role and would be amazing in the dinner confrontation.

Yeah he'd be cracking there.
Christian Bale as Smith maybe? I'm not 100% sold, I'd still prefer a younger Liam Neeson.

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Fassbender speaks German and I'd like to see a version of WED where more German is spoken. That includes the commandoes. I don't know of Skarsgård speaks German, but many Swedes do and he seems to have a good ear for languages. Perhaps German actors should play the Germans and having Fassbender play Smith he canspeak more German while undercover.
I do agree a younger Liam Neeson would be perfect.

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thought of a good Smith: Russell Crowe.  He'd need to slim down but he'd be awesome.

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Russell Crowe is 56  ajb007/biggrin

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Number24 wrote:

Russell Crowe is 56  ajb007/biggrin

Yeah, but he doesn't look a day over 54.   ajb007/cheers

But he could resemble the apparent age of Richard Burton.  My impression of Smith is that he's a venerable warhorse who's been around forever and knows everyone (and everyone knows him).  His easy relationship with Mary, for instance, suggests that they've worked together several times over the years, probably even before the war.  He also feels like a father figure (in a way) to the rest of the team.

Also, Crowe has real charisma and screen presence.  You'd absolutely believe him in the role, as long as he slimmed down again/got into shape.

If you still can't get over the 'Crowe is too old' factor, maybe Tom Ellis or Joel Edgerton?

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I'm trying to think like a movie director or producer and they are perhaps not well knoww enough to headline a big movie. This isn't a watertight argument, because the same could  have been said about Russell Crowe when they made LA Confidential too.

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Crowe is maybe a little old, but I agree he would have been great for it.

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emtiem wrote:

Crowe is maybe a little old, but I agree he would have been great for it.

'Tell him he's a renegade.'

Crowe would rock that.

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emtiem wrote:

Yeah I thought he was much younger than late thirties in that.

It’s hard to think of a British lead who would be good in it. I was thinking Cruise would actually make a good Smith. Maybe we can swap the American and British leads? ajb007/smile

Agree Cruise would make a good Smith and would be interesting to swap the parts.

"Any of the opposition around..?"