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Old 10th May 2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Is it just me that's starting to get a little bit more than p****d off with Hollywood's casting. First Robin Hood blockbuster Kevin Kostner- American, Second Robin Hood, Russel Crowe- Australian. Braveheart- racist Australian with the worst scottish accent ever.

Now for the baddies, and you can bet your bottom $ they're going to be English! Like the versitile Alan Rickman.

Just a few examples:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A891155 even in cartoons; Stewie Griffin, the evil baby on Family Guy (English accent)

Sherriff of Nottingham for the new RH movie, well it's none other than the guy from Spooks series 1. An English man!

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Old 10th May 2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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Old 10th May 2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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Old 10th May 2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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I think it was Eddie Izzard who pointed out that the Death Star in Star Wars was entirely populated by English actors (although Darth Vader was voiced over by an American)
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I think it was Eddie Izzard who pointed out that the Death Star in Star Wars was entirely populated by English actors (although Darth Vader was voiced over by an American)
That was only because the actor that played Darth Vader, Sebastian Shaw (West Country accent) and David Prowse (Norfolk accent) was a bit too country bumpkin for Starwars.

A similar thing happened with Terminator, Arnie wanted to do the voice over for the German audience, but because the Austrian accent sounds a bit farmerish to the Germans they canned his idea.

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Old 11th May 2010, 10:20 AM   #9
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What, what, what, I think you'll find your mistaken.

Robin Hood was a Shropshire Lad!
http://www.mythstories.com/robinA.html

http://www.channel4.com/history/micr...s/robin06.html

Substitute the name 'Robin Hood' for Fulk and that of the 'Sheriff of Nottingham' for Sir Morys and you have it. Robin Hood was indeed a Shropshire Lad.

So going by the sound of the yockals on The Green Green Grass (worst bbc show ever) Robin Hood would of sounded like he's from Sommmmmerset.

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Old 13th August 2010, 01:46 AM   #11
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Is it just me that's starting to get a little bit more than p****d off with Hollywood's casting. First Robin Hood blockbuster Kevin Kostner- American, Second Robin Hood, Russel Crowe- Australian. Braveheart- racist Australian with the worst scottish accent ever.

Now for the baddies, and you can bet your bottom $ they're going to be English! Like the versitile Alan Rickman.

Just a few examples:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A891155 even in cartoons; Stewie Griffin, the evil baby on Family Guy (English accent)

Sherriff of Nottingham for the new RH movie, well it's none other than the guy from Spooks series 1. An English man!

"Hollywood" is at fault? C'mon now. You really think they didn't let director Ridley Scott (a Brit, last time I checked) cast his own movie?

And gosh, it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that he and Crowe had collaborated on Gladiator once upon a time?

As for Brits always being cast as the bad guy --

1) Quit complaining! The bad guy usually has the most fun and gets the best lines.

2) I don't see your actors refusing the parts, or crying all the way to the bank as they pocket those paychecks.

3) I can name plenty an American flick that had a Brit cast as the lead or as a sympathetic supporting character, and yet people seem to forget all about those..... hmmmm!

4) We don't pitch a snit fit when foreigners play us. Go for it. Look at most of the male leads in LA Confidential. Seriously, it may not do a lot for the UK, but it keeps Aussies and Canucks in business.

5) We don't pitch a fit when they cast our actors as bad guys. Again, money in the bank, the name of the game!


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I think it was Eddie Izzard who pointed out that the Death Star in Star Wars was entirely populated by English actors (although Darth Vader was voiced over by an American)
Now I see your beef. You guys didn't even get to be the bad guy. You just got to be his minions. (Largely because it was shot on location in Tunisia and then in a studio in .... London.) And may I remind you of who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, sort of the über-good guy? No pleasing you guys!

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