--- In clivecusslerfanclub@y..., "courteney" <courteneycox@e...> wrote:
> I do not think Dennis Quaid has the proper overall appearance for
Dirk Pitt,and as candidates for the following roles I would suggest:
A}Dirk Pitt Julian McMahon B} Loren Smith either Shannen Doherty or
Well, I think we have a generational issue. Reading Cussler, I get an
image of Pitt being in his mid-thirties, at least when in his prime.
In the later books Cussler has him beginning to feel his age,
presumably 40-something. An important part of his persona, in my
view, is that he has "been around" and seen a lot. We read about the
wrinkles around the eyes, and expect a somewhat seasoned,
weatherbeaten look. Also, although he's supposed to be attractive,
he's not strikingly "handsome" in a certain sense. Now to me Julian
McMahon is just a kid, too young to be convincing as a seasoned
adventurer. And he's too "pretty", too "movie-star" to fit the image,
as I see it.
I don't know how women see Dennis Quaid, but I don't think he's the
too-handsome type myself. He has a bit of squint around the eyes and,
of course, the smirk. He looks about the right age.
For Loren Smith, I think the choice is obvious. It has to be somebody
who can be sharp, intsense, and professional at one moment, and
sensual the next moment: Michelle Pfeiffer. Doherty and Thiessen are
too young to be convincing as a seasoned congresswoman.