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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:37 am 
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As per the Rorschach thread, what do people think about the Matthew Goode's casting. My comment in that thread veered off a little after Jude Law was suggested for Rorschach and I mentioned my similar distaste for him in the role of Ozymandias. After seeing Goode in Match Point and also that puff piece Chasing Liberty I was impressed at his confidence and how natural he seemed in both films. He also showed a remarkable presence in rather slight roles (unlike Law) and I look forward to seeing what he can do with a much bigger one. Apparently he's excellent in the Lookout, showing off a more menacing side to his character.

As a sidenote, I would have loved to have seen Peter O'Toole circa Lawrence of Arabia as Ozymandias. That to me is dream casting at its best.

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I'm all for the casting decision should the character not die. :| Matthew won my devotion because of his remarkable and commanding presence in Match Point, a film I happen to dislike very much.


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Yeah, absolute rubbish isn't it. And yet, somehow Goode came out of it smelling like roses. Surprised, but very happy when I heard he was cast as Ozy and in process made me more confident about Snyder being at the helm.

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i only watched Match Point because Scarlett Johansson was in it (not even the whole movie, just fowarded to a few 'scenes' that interested me). ;)

Now i have to see it as a whole. Now im interested in Goode's acting skills.

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I loved Johansson in Lost in Translation. Find her style aggrevating, otherwise. Must confess that I don't remember Goode in Match Point at all. Some impression he made on me. :oops:

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Hi guys,

Here's a link to a youtube clip...of an interview Matthew did for The Lookout....he he....he called his director a bastard :P Interview!!!

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Soupdragon wrote:
I loved Johansson in Lost in Translation. Find her style aggrevating, otherwise. Must confess that I don't remember Goode in Match Point at all. Some impression he made on me. :oops:



His story was cut up in the editing room and salvaged in the final cut. He doesn't have much dialogue actually. :arrow:


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Kingmob wrote:
As a sidenote, I would have loved to have seen Peter O'Toole circa Lawrence of Arabia as Ozymandias. That to me is dream casting at its best.


Love that idea.

"Jesus, Adrian. You caught the bullet! Doesn't it hurt?"

"Of course it hurts."

"What's the trick, then?"

"The trick is not minding that it hurts."

While we're casting from across the time/space continuum, I'm getting chills imagining how Orson Welles (circa "Citizen Kane" and/or "The Third Man") would have delivered Adrian's "I did it 35 minutes ago" speech.

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Or Welles circa The Muppet Movie.

I think Goode is an excellent choice for Veidt. I was originally banking on Jude Law, but after seeing the Lookout, I became far more comfortable seeing Goode in the role. The film itself wasn't amazing, but the fact that his character seemed far more three dimensional kept me watching. The guy knows how to play alterior motives.


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I'm getting chills imagining how Orson Welles (circa "Citizen Kane" and/or "The Third Man") would have delivered Adrian's "I did it 35 minutes ago" speech.


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Or Welles circa The Muppet Movie.


Yeah, that's a different kind of chills....

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O'Toole as Egon in Ratatouille was superb. What a class act.

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I think O'Toole's performance in Lawrence of Arabia is arguably the best in cinema history.

In fact, I don't think I'm going to be able to watch the film anymore without picturing him as Ozymandias. Bugger.

I know it will get Americans goats, but I do think casting an Englishman was the right way to go with Veidt. Thoughts? (Or was Veidt English anyway, and I just really need to re-read the book?)

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True. But he also seems the type who might have developed -- or intentionally cultivated -- a "worldly"-sounding, somewhat British accent.

Although, frankly, Hollywood shorthand being what it is, casting a British actor as Ozymandias would be about the same as putting a "This guy's the megalomaniacal supervillain" sign above his head....

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True. But he also seems the type who might have developed -- or intentionally cultivated -- a "worldly"-sounding, somewhat British accent.

Although, frankly, Hollywood shorthand being what it is, casting a British actor as Ozymandias would be about the same as putting a "This guy's the megalomaniacal supervillain" sign above his head....


Yes, it is rather sad how insular Hollywood and cinema has got. It's their own fault for being so damn lazy in both the productions they set up (remake, remake, remake) and how they cast.

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True. But he also seems the type who might have developed -- or intentionally cultivated -- a "worldly"-sounding, somewhat British accent.

Although, frankly, Hollywood shorthand being what it is, casting a British actor as Ozymandias would be about the same as putting a "This guy's the megalomaniacal supervillain" sign above his head....


Yes, it is rather sad how insular Hollywood and cinema has got. It's their own fault for being so damn lazy in both the productions they set up (remake, remake, remake) and how they cast.


Ack. Having said this, I finally just looked at a YouTube clip of Goode. I hadn't realized before that he is, in fact, a British actor.

Does anyone know if he's playing Ozy as a Brit or as an American?

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Suzikane wrote:
Hi guys,

Here's a link to a youtube clip...of an interview Matthew did for The Lookout....he he....he called his director a bastard :P Interview!!!

Enjoy

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Thank you for the link, Suzi.

I had known absolutely nothing of Goode before I saw this clip. Call me easily convinced or gullible or whatever, but I think that this man is absolutely perfect for Ozymandias. Just watching him answer the questions... it's exactly how I imagine Veidt would look and act in an interview.

But to repeat an earlier sentiment, I don't care about who plays him so much as I care whether or not Veidt lives.

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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Suzikane wrote:
Hi guys,

Here's a link to a youtube clip...of an interview Matthew did for The Lookout....he he....he called his director a bastard :P Interview!!!

Enjoy

Suzette

Thank you for the link, Suzi.

I had known absolutely nothing of Goode before I saw this clip. Call me easily convinced or gullible or whatever, but I think that this man is absolutely perfect for Ozymandias. Just watching him answer the questions... it's exactly how I imagine Veidt would look and act in an interview.

But to repeat an earlier sentiment, I don't care about who plays him so much as I care whether or not Veidt lives.


I'm almost sure that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman saved the film.


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You guys are welcome :mrgreen: !

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Kingmob wrote:

As a sidenote, I would have loved to have seen Peter O'Toole circa Lawrence of Arabia as Ozymandias. That to me is dream casting at its best.


An amazing cast choice he would have been.


So far I have seen nothing of Matthew Goode's acting ability, but he looks a bit too young for the part, and doesn't have the "strong faced" look to him. But I plan on watching a few films he's in (I saw Match Point mentioned a few times) and giving him a chance before I can really say.

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