The Da Vinci Code... Robert Langdon, bad casting?

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I just re-watched it and I thought that Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) was a terrible choice.

I always saw this guy:



Ralph Fiennes.

Or ideally a younger Harrison Ford...

What about you guys?
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Tom Hanks is a terrible choice in all films these days, Ralph Fiennes isn't a bad choice.. maybe Brendan Gleason!
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Tom Hanks is a terrible choice in all films these days, Ralph Fiennes isn't a bad choice.. maybe Brendan Gleason!
Really?! I had him as being handsome... I don't know why. Not saying that Brendan Gleason is ugly, just that he isn't... What I expected.

Maybe I have to read the book again, it's been a while
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Really?! I had him as being handsome... I don't know why. Not saying that Brendan Gleason is ugly, just that he isn't... What I expected.

Maybe I have to read the book again, it's been a while
I just think he'd fit it well.. bit of a rough diamond.. lol, but tbh Ralph Fiennes isn't exactly handsome, is he?
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I just think he'd fit it well.. bit of a rough diamond.. lol, but tbh Ralph Fiennes isn't exactly handsome, is he?
No, he isn't, but he's got that something... He's in good shape, he's not ugly. He just sort of blends into the crowd in every way, but at the same time he's something special. I can't explain. He's normal without being boring.
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Yeah I sppose.. if so, maybe matthew kellys your style!? http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images...ew_kelly_d.jpg
creepy at the same time, may fit the role well.
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I think Hanks' hair just looks laughable in it. Love him as an actor, though.
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found a suitable replacement, Liam Neeson
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1680120320/nm0000553
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I think Gabriel Byrne would have been good :yep:
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found a suitable replacement, Liam Neeson
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1680120320/nm0000553
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, maybe
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I don't think it was bad casting - I think Tom Hanks is a great actor, and I thought he was on form in The Da Vinci Code.

I think I started reading the book after seeing the film though, so I didn't have an impression of the character beforehand.
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Rolf Harris would've been perfect for the role.
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Interesting line in the book actually describing Langdon as looking "like Harrison Ford".

How Ford didn't get the role I have no idea!!!

I agree that Ralph Fiennes would have been good but perhaps someone younger? Book read to me like it was a younger character, obviously not teens but 30s perhaps...
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Interesting line in the book actually describing Langdon as looking "like Harrison Ford".

How Ford didn't get the role I have no idea!!!

I agree that Ralph Fiennes would have been good but perhaps someone younger? Book read to me like it was a younger character, obviously not teens but 30s perhaps...
Mm. Same here, but I can't really find any younger-Harrison-Ford-like types. Ralph Fiennes was as close as it got for me.
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Decent actor, bad script. Discuss.
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Decent actor, bad script. Discuss.
Decent, but wrong actor, bad script. Discuss.
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Perhaps, perhaps. Would a better-suited actor be able to carry such an awful script?
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I agree Tom Hanks was a bad choice even though he is a great actor, I suspect they just wanted a famous face.
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Perhaps, perhaps. Would a better-suited actor be able to carry such an awful script?
Yes. Well I might have been less inclined to throw my popcorn at the screen every time I had to see his greasy hair.
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I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Aaron Eckhart.He would have been perfect.
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