Other iconic castings are comparable to Connery as Bond?

Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,108MI6 Agent
edited November 2020 in Off Topic Chat
In his video afterSean Connery's death Calvin Dyson said Connery as Bond was one of the most iconic casting decisions in cinema history. Calvin used Chaplin as the Tramp as an example. I suggest Eastwood as The Man with No Name.
What actor/role pairing would you comapre to Connery as Bond?
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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,763MI6 Agent
    Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Clint Eastwood- (Dirty) Harry Callahan
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Sigourney Weaver- Ellen Ripley
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,108MI6 Agent
    edited November 2020
    Arnold Schwartzenegger as the Terminator
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Michael Caine- Harry Palmer
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Bela Lugosi- Count Dracula
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Lon Chaney Jr- Larry Talbot (The Wolfman)
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones

    That's the one which leapt to my mind instantly too.

    I think the Chaplin example is a bit off in a way, as Chaplin wasn't cast as the Tramp; he created the character and it sort of organically grew.

    Sellers as Clouseau would be one slightly closer to the Connery example, but even he grew from a co-star into a lead because of the success of the casting.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Peter Cushing- Baron Frankenstein
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Mark Hamill- Luke Skywalker
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,108MI6 Agent
    Any women?

    Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Riply, perhaps?
    Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca
    Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Roger Moore- Simon Templar (The Saint)

    (TV rather than movies, strictly speaking)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    Any women?

    Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Riply, perhaps?
    Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca
    Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch?

    Er... Look earlier in the thread, N24.
  • bosoxfanbosoxfan Posts: 611MI6 Agent
    I guess I interpret the question as what roles is it most difficult to even picture someone else playing the part, the actor and the character become synonomous, so based on that:

    Jason Bourne - Matt Damon
    James T. Kirk - William Shatner
    Ethan Hunt - Tom Cruise
    Han Solo - Harrison Ford (I also agree with the Indiana Jones mention above)
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Mark Hamill- Luke Skywalker

    i think I'd take issue with that one. He's iconically associated with it, but any number of people could have played it and probably better than he did. He was decent but never really the most gifted actor.
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Any women?

    Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Riply, perhaps?
    Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca
    Marilyn Monroe as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch?


    Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    edited January 9
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,108MI6 Agent
    Perhaps the most iconic characters are the ones who can be reccognized by a silouette?

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,353MI6 Agent
    Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark.
    Burt Reynolds as the Bandit.
    Christopher Reeve as Superman/Clark Kent. He'll never be topped.
    Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty
    Current rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Lon Chaney Jr- Larry Talbot (The Wolfman)

    A favourite... and not forgetting Boris Karloff as The Monster.
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Perhaps the most iconic characters are the ones who can be reccognized by a silouette?

    james-bond-clipart-16.jpg

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    be528a55b2b868884f99bc2ee6014d0f.jpg

    marilyn-monroe-silhouette-2.jpg

    Talking of silhouettes, see my post in the random chat thread.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,521Chief of Staff
    emtiem wrote:
    Barbel wrote:
    Mark Hamill- Luke Skywalker

    i think I'd take issue with that one. He's iconically associated with it, but any number of people could have played it and probably better than he did. He was decent but never really the most gifted actor.

    He was lucky, that's true.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,108MI6 Agent
    I think Star Wars would have been a success with a range of actors in the part as Luke Skywalker. If any casting choise was important in the origional trilogy it was Harrison Ford.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think Star Wars would have been a success with a range of actors in the part as Luke Skywalker. If any casting choise was important in the origional trilogy it was Harrison Ford.

    Yes agreed there, although I think even if you had a lesser actor in the Solo role the films would still have been a hit. Unlike Bond or Indy or Dirty Harry or Pink Panther, I don't think Star Wars' success hinged upon casting.
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    Lynda Carter-Wonder Woman
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • DaltonFan1DaltonFan1 The West of IrelandPosts: 503MI6 Agent
    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

    Patrick McGoohan as Number 6

    Jodie Foster AND Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs

    James Stewart as George Bailey (among others)
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    not cinema, but Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,680MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I think Star Wars would have been a success with a range of actors in the part as Luke Skywalker. If any casting choise was important in the origional trilogy it was Harrison Ford.

    Very cute story about this. I've never mentioned what I do for a living on this site (I don't think). I'm a grocery clerk. A number of years ago Time Life did a tribute magazine to Harrison Ford. On the cover of this magazine was some of Harrison Fords most iconic roles. One of the roles featured was Han Solo. One day a man came in and was holding his son who was no more than three years old. This child saw the magazine cover and with great joy and excitement started to squeal "Han Solo"........"Han Solo"........ It was one of the cutest things I've seen.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    There are some great iconic castings here!
    DaltonFan1 wrote:
    Patrick McGoohan as Number 6

    Does this count as a casting? The Prisoner was McGoohan's brainchild, pitched to Lord Grade after the former's success with Danger Man (Secret Agent in the US), so it wasn't quite like the others where actors were selected for a particular role.

    Either way, though, you're right DaltonFan1: as Number Six, no-one could ever replace Patrick McGoohan. -{
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
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