Re: CNN Cussler interview
- I could not agree more having Tom Cruise play Dirk Pitt would make me
puke. Personally I dont like him that much and dont think of him as a
good actor. although I did like him in "Far and Away". The reason CC
hasnt done a movie since the disaster "Titanic" he wanted total
control now he has seemed to have lost that. But like NUMA diver I
always pitured a young Tom Selleck as Dirk. If the little guy Cruise
is cast you have to have the guy that played Minime play Al. I'm not
sure I will see it or not.
--- In email@example.com, "numa_diver
<NUMA_Diver@h...>" <NUMA_Diver@h...> wrote:
> This is a very depressing topic. I am really looking forward to theDr.
> new movie and have refrained from writing anything on the topic
> of "cast" until now. I had been trusting the fact that Dr. Cussler
> has total control of cast approval. Now I'm worried...I know that
> Cussler would not even think about Tom Cruise unless there was someas
> unknown force at play here. Now don't get me wrong, I think Tom
> Cruise is a great actor and has done a great job with the roles he
> has been given, but Dirk Pitt is different. You cannot cast a
> boyish faced actor for a weathered 6'4" manly part. We all have
> ideas of what Dirk should look like and we have arrived at those
> conclusions after reading the descriptions in our beloved books. I
> have to tell you that I have always pictured a younger Tom Selleck
> being Dirk Pitt, and if I'm not mistaken, Dr. Cusslerthe
> stated at one time that he first pictured Selleck as Dirk Pitt. Now
> how can we go from Selleck to Cruise??? We all remember too well
> tragedy of "Raise the Titanic" on film. I would hate to look backwould
> on "Sahara", 5 or 10 years down the road and say..."geesh that
> have been such a great movie if they would have only had the rightthis
> actor." I am not sure of the time limits that have been set for
> movie but I would gladly wait another 5 years if it meant that thecontrol"
> right actor would be cast for Dirk. I have heard some good
> suggestions including David James Elliot and Hugh Jackman, both
> smaller names that would allow you to focus more on "Dirk Pitt" and
> not the actor playing him. Now please keep in mind, this is only my
> opinion but at least take a moment to reread ANY of the books and
> after doing so, look up a picture of Tom Cruise and ask
> yourself..."Is he even close?"
> Take care
> Still Hoping
> NUMA Diver
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Deb" <fhockeyf@y...>
> > It is starting to look like he doesn't have the "creative
> > that he was supposed to have, while I will see the movie, I willoff.
> > till it is released on video/dvd, if Tom Cruise is cast to play
> > Pitt. I do not think Cruise has the "right stuff" to pull this
- Hija all,
I also think Cruise is not the right man.
Ok, he is charming and attractive in a way, but I
don't think he has the rough edge Pitt has. And he is
certainly not as tall. At the moment I can't think of
someone else, although he should be american, like
The movie is on my seeing list, that's for sure.
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