If there was a movie?

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    Princess Ivy

    Princess Ivy Damsel in this dress

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    if they decided to imortalise the belgarid in film, who would play each character?
    I've found the perfect actor to play silk - david spade, and he looks the part (appologies to our silk)
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    Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    Polgara - Catherine Zeta Jones
    Ce'Nedra - Kate Hudson
    Beldin - Tom Waits
    Beldaran - Sienna Miller
    Durnik - Ross Kemp
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    Ashen Shugar

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    Asharak the Murgo - that Phoenix with the silly name from Gladiator / Signs
    Barak - needs to be big, loud & likable - Kurt Russell perhaps?
    I'd like to see Colin Farrell, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Mel Gibson & Edward Norton in their -
    If they came to you & offered their services, who would you cast them as, or would they be unsuitable?
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    Princess Ivy

    Princess Ivy Damsel in this dress

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    mostly unsuitable for the parts. I'd like to see casting based on the characters, not actors profiles. to suit the story rather than commercialism.
    and Ross Kemp as the knowedgable and thoughtful smith? meh, i hope not
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    morelin

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    i think Christopher Walkin(sp) would make a great Belgarath. he plays quirky, odd characters very well. the choice of David Spade would work well. my choice for garion would be Heath Ledger.
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    Ashen Shugar

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    Don't know Ross Kemp or Sienna Miller. What have they been in? Not sure about David Spade. I LOVE Catherine Zeta, Kate Hudson selections & I'll support the Walken nomination - a difficult role, but I think he could pull it off.
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    freight_train6

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    Sean Connery would be the best person for belgarath he has wisdom beyond his yrs. And Danny Devito as beldin that would be interesting. or maybe John ries Davies played the dwarf in lord of the rings.
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    Polgara

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    Poledra - Sigourney Weaver
    Belgarath - Tom Hanks
    Beldin - Danny Devito (Definately)
    Polgara - Angelina Jolie
    Garion - Matt Damon
    Ce'Nedra - The sister in 6 feet under(I can't remember her name)
    Silk - Tom Cruise
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    morelin

    morelin the northerner

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    sorry polgara, but tom cruise. blahhh!i will support the nomination for sean connery. definately one of the most handsome and dignified men in the world. i love his voice. i will support anjelina jolie too.
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    Animaiden

    Animaiden Easily Distracted

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    I think someone new would have play Garion and Ce'Nedra. Remember that at the begining of the Belgariad Garion and Ce'Nedra are both aroung 13-15 years old. You have to find someone who looks that age.

    Belgarath- Stuart Wilson
    Polgara- Julianna Margulies
    Silk-Gordon Micheal Woolvett (Harper from Andromeda)
    Zedar- Tommy Lee Jones
    Barak- John Rhys-Davies
    Beldin- Danny Devito

    Check out IMDb.com for pictures of anyone you don't know.Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks would, I believe, not be very good choices for anyone. I believe that if the books became movies(there'd have to be more than one) the casting people should stay away from "popular" actors and go for actors that would do the part well.
    Last Note: I think this would be better as an animated tv series than a movie. At least in a series you don't have to cut as much of the plot out.
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    Darken Rahl

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    Belgarath - Gary Oldman (like Walken can play just about anything)
    Polgara - Lucy Lawless
    Beldin - John Rhys-Davies would be PERFECT
    Silk - ooooh tough, Johnny Depp?
    Durnik - Hugh Jackman
    Garion - the guy who plays Colin Creavey in the Harry Potter films - no idea of his name
    Ce'Nedra - somebody new, can't really picture anybody

    and Salma Hayek as Salmissra (watch from Dusk til Dawn to see why)
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    jcm73

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    I think Hugh Jackman is too young to play Durnik. I always read him as an older guy. And Anjelina Jolie is perfect as Polgara! Not too keen on Sean Connery though. I think he's a little TOO distinguished for the role. Belgarath is supposed to be a bit of a slob after all.
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    stelfox1

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    A movie, now that is an interesting notion. The characters would have to be

    Garion : Sean Patrick Flannery
    Belgarath : Sean Connery
    Polgara : Angelina Jolie
    Beldin : Geoffrey Rush
    Silk : Robin Williams
    Durnik : Harrison Ford
    Ce'Nedra : Keira Knightly

    I know some of these actors have already been mentioned but they are perfect for the role.
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    Sephrenia

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    I think they should use Orlando Bloom, Adrian Paul, and Aiden Quin. They look the part of fantsy charachtars.
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    The Master™

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    Those actors are SOOOOOOOOOOO wooden or plastic, I haven't quite decided...

    What you need is actors of substance and who are able to make the subject believable...

    Oooo, Geoffrey Rush is a good choice - an actor who can make you believe almost anything... What about Tim Roth??? Or Marlon Wayans (his portrayal of Snails in Dungeons & Dragons made that film fun for me)... Sir Ian McLellan has shown his ability to do EXCELLENT fantasy work... Dennis Quaid???
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    Darken Rahl

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    Two very good actors. Roth could do a pretty good Silk or Asharak, but as much as I like Dennis (and Randy) I just couldn't cast him for anything in this series except maybe a bit part as Javelin.
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    The Master™

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    Randy Quaid is only any good as a comic relief character... :D Does David Eddings do comic characters???
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    Riva

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    If there was a movie i think they would use some less known actors. That would probably be better too. I can't picture some Sean Conneries and Catherine Zeta Jones's in belgariad.
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    Elyssandrel

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    Polgara - Angelina Jolie

    Belgarath - Christopher Lee

    Ce'Nedra - Rose McGowan

    Garion - Orlando Bloom

    Durnik - Matthew Fox

    Asharak - Gary Oldman
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    kyektulu

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    Them are some interesting suggestions Elyssandrel, very good! :)

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