Which actor would play you in a feature film?

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Design Observer have been having a bit of fun with trying to suss out which actor should play which designer when designers get hep enough to warrant full length movies about their lives.

I can't stop laughing, some of the actor+designer pairings are not only spot on physically but also a great fit for how these designers (and actors) are reputed to be (or typecast as). Benicio del Toro playing Neville Brody is too good to be true, please won't someone make that film right now? Let it involve lots of cocaine, anarchy at Arena, someone sporting the original outrageous London wedge hairdo, clubkids that look like this and College of Communication students having sex parties, also, of course an all Depeche Mode soundtrack. I'd go watch that for the visuals alone.

Now, which actor would play you dear adgrunt, in a film about us?

Comments (22)

  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Personally I find Anthony to be a better fit than Jack for Paul.

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Neeej, sluta! Jisses, hon är ju ganska lik på den bilden.

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    WTF?

    What are you saying? I can't get any responses from an online Swedish to English translator. (I think I can get a few words - "Jisses" - Jesus?; "är ju" - Are you?

    :-)

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    "No, stop it! Heavens, she's pretty alike in that shot" to be perfectly correct in the translation, though I wouldn't speak like that in English.

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    Same lips and eyebrow arch, at least (even if your eyebrows are dark). Similar look on your faces.
    .

    Mar 07, 2008
  • backwrite's picture
    backwrite

    Because of the roles he plays as much as his general demeanor, I have to go with...

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    My turn!
    Because both are saucy, outrageous, quickwitted cigar smoking trouble makers.

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Also, wow Backman, spot on. William H. Macy should so do you. And I mean that in the non sexy way. teeheeehee

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    Maybe I have '80s nostalgia, but I think the best actor to play Lee Clow would be Michael Gross (father on Family Ties TV show).

    Mar 06, 2008
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    My choice for Donny Deutsch is none other than The Hoff.

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Only six picture comments before we reached The Hoff. New record.

    Mar 07, 2008
  • TDD's picture
    TDD

    Now, which actor would play you dear adgrunt, in a film about us?

    The actor on the other end of the telephone you don't hear or see, but someone is talking too.

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    If that voicelessfaceless guy is you TDD, you did a great job in the Maltese Falcon.

    More of Robblinks suggestions (I just photoshopped them together):

    KirshenbaumWahlberg

    And this triple whammy - John Hegarty would probably like being played by Daniel Craig, but Shock jock Don Imus fits the part better. ;P

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    I asked my wife who she thought would be a good actor to play me, looking something like me, and apparently displaying (or able to display) similar aspects of my personality. (We were watching a Leno repeat with Colin Farrell at the time). She said that most of today's actors are too grubby.

    In terms of openness, enthusiasm, fun, she thinks that Billy Bush (Access Hollywood) would be a good match for me - even though he's not really an actor (he has one acting credit for playing a game show host in the Stepford Wives), and even though he's almost 20 years my junior, has curlier hair, doesn't wear glasses, and seems to be 30+ pounds lighter than me. (Also, unlike myself, he's related to Pres. G.W. Bush).

    Maybe I'll get her to snap a newer pic of me, and I can post it here....

    Allan...

    Mar 07, 2008
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    How about Mariska Hargitay for a young Mary Wells Lawrence (she'd have to go blond I think though). And for an older Mary Wells Lawrence, perhaps Susan Sarandon?

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Allan1's picture
    Allan1

    How about Susan Lucci as a blonde instead?

    Mar 11, 2008
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Howard Luck Gossage will be played by stand-up comedian Greg Proops.

    Mar 07, 2008
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Hehe, I like that one.

    How about Alex Bogusky played by the always unlikely hero John Cusak?

    Mar 11, 2008

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