We have our Chloe: Ashley Tisdale joins Left Behind reboot

Deadline tells us that Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame (well, “fame” if your kids were the age of my kids in 2006) is joining the cast of the new Left Behind movie. She’ll be playing Chloe Steele.

Meet the next Chloe Steele.

Sadly, Deadline also confirms that she will thus be playing the daughter of Nicholas Cage’s character, Rayford Steele — so my dream of Nic as Nicolae is not to be.

Kristy Puchko of Cinemablend has a “what is she thinking” item about Tisdale taking the part. We didn’t see a lot of people asking that question when Nic Cage signed on — not because it made sense for Cage as a career move, but because most people have long ago stopped expecting Nic Cage’s career moves to make sense.

So the new Left Behind movie still needs a Bruce Barnes, and a Dirk Burton. Plus an Irene Steele for the pre-Rapture flashback sequences. And, of course, an Antichrist.

If I can’t have Nic Cage, my next pick would be Christopher Walken. Yes, I know he’s too old, but nobody else seems quite Walken enough for the part. Even though he doesn’t look anything like “a young Robert Redford,” if Christopher Walken were playing the Antichrist, I’d gladly plunk down the cost of a theater ticket even if the entire movie consisted of nothing but Nicolae’s nine-language speech at the United Nations with him reciting the names of all the countries of the world alphabetically.

Christopher Walken reciting the names of 196 countries while a room filled with stereotypically clad extras stands and cheers. I would pay to watch that in 48 FPS 3-D.

Alas, it won’t be Walken either. Or Crispin Glover.

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  • Darakou

    Sadly it seems if you go to see this you’ll be Walken out disappointed.

  • Michael Pullmann

     YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!

  • http://www.oliviareviews.com/ PepperjackCandy

    Apparently, Crispin Glover and Nicolas Cage are friends.  So it’s not completely outside the bounds of possibility for Glover to be cast in the new movies.  Because Crispin Glover would rock as Nicolae.

  • King Dededede

    Guess H. Jon Benjamin will have to be Nicolae then.  Jessica Walter can still be Irene?

  • Persia

     I would totally watch that.

  • Cradicus

    I was thinking “Wasn’t Walken already the antichrist in something? But I was confusing that with when he played the angel Gabriel. They’re both apocalypse based, seems a fair mistake!

  • firefall

    Walken would be great, but surely there’s only one actor to cast as Nicolae …. Robert Redford

  • CAThompson

    I still don’t see why Cage can’t play all the parts.

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    Speaking of Robert Redford… has anyone noticed that civilian!Lee Adama looks kind of like Robert Redford from the 1970s?

    EDIT: NGL, Ashley strikes me as more the one who might play Hattie, due to her blond hair.

  • Ben English

     Tisdale is rather young to play Hattie. Also, apparently Chloe was actually blond in the books, which is something I don’t think Jenkins got around to mentioning until after the Wrath of the Lamb.

  • Rae

    Wait, are we talking about Jamie Bamber here? Because although I highly doubt he’d ever take it, his character in Outcasts was terrifying precisely because of how persuasive he was… and he’s definitely got the looks for it. 

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    Yep, Jamie Bamber. He’d make an actyually sexy Nicolae. :P (As opposed to just B-movie-ish like Gordon Currie)

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    I’ve only ever seen Bamber in “BSG”, “L&O:UK” and a half-remembered “Horatio Hornblower” movie. But from that, he just seems too earnest an actor to play any sort of villain. Has he done any other work to show that he could pull off the kind of diabolical we here, at least, would like to see in Nicky Santa Monica?

  • EllieMurasaki

    I don’t know how I got here from your comment, but you know who I’d love to see as Nicolae? (Though I’m positive he has better sense than to join this cast and also much more lucrative possibilities lined up.)

    Robert Downey Jr.

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    Yeah, he has a kind of earnest-little-kid look to him sometimes, but……. oooooooh.

    James Callis.

    Can you imagine Gaius Baltar as Nicolae? :P

    Baltar certainly has the willing-betrayer/collaborator + vaingloriousness necessary to carry it off. XD

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     As a general rule, James Callis is a good fall-back if you can’t swing Alexander Siddig.

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    Even Bashir wasn’t as consistently unlikably arrogant almost up to the end. :P

    And Baltar’s blustering manner is a bit more convincingly AntiChrist-y especially if combined with pre-Cylon-attack-Baltar’s buttery suaveness when in front of the media.

  • Albanaeon

    I wouldn’t mind Siddig as the AntiChrist.  He has a way of coolly but playfully delivering lines that could really add some menace. 

    Of course that could be a problem for Left Behind.  A menacing charismatic AC that RTC’s immediately see through because he’s neither without mind-mojo is part of the character description.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     I’m thinking of his role in Primeval, where I think he did an amazing job at portraying  a genius who is carrying out a plan that is incredibly obviously a stupid, world-destroying plan dreamt up by a genocidal psychopath, but who seriously has no idea that this is going to end badly for him.

  • Rae

    I never successfully watched more than a few episodes of BSG, but he was in this short BBC series called “Outcasts” (which lasted a whole British TV season of 8 episodes) but he definitely gave a convincing performance as someone who was charming and manipulative at the same time.

  • flat

    singing voice:

    this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck,this is going to suck

    Oh yeah.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marc.k.mielke Marc Mielke

    Tisdale will probably be the only Sons of Anarchy alumnus in this movie. 

  • Tricksterson

    Now that you mention it I could definitely see Charlie Hunnam as Nicolae.  He’s about the right age and if you give him a shave and haircut and squint a bit he could pass as a young Robert Redford.

  • Lori

     

    Now that you mention it I could definitely see Charlie Hunnam as
    Nicolae.  He’s about the right age and if you give him a shave and
    haircut and squint a bit he could pass as a young Robert Redford.  

    Thank goodness this isn’t going to happen. I really don’t want to feel about Nicolae the way I feel about Charlie Hunnam*.

    *As an aside, my ex has played poker with him several times. G said that he’s really nice. 

  • Andrew_Ryans_Caddy

    Wait. This is a real thing? There is really going to be a Left Behind movie with Nicholas Cage and

    “it will be helmed by stuntman turned filmmaker Vic Armstrong, whose only previous directorial feature was a 1993 Dolph Lungren action movie called Army of One.”

    This is going to be incredible.

  • http://twitter.com/AbelUndercity Abel Undercity

    Oh, Tom, Crow, and Mike, you left us far too soon…

  • histrogeek

     Train wreck incredible maybe. I fear it won’t even be that good. Nick Cage as Rayford? Lots of scene chewing to be had sitting in the cockpit quietly disapproving of the greatest evil in cosmic history. Sigh.

  • HerrMorden

    http://www.rifftrax.com/

    Its ok, they are here to help!

  • Launcifer

    No, what we want for this, right, is Jay Mohr doing his Christopher Walken impression. Seriously. For one thing, it’s uncannily good and, for another, because he’s Jay Mohr it looks wrong on so many levels – which would serve to accurately sum up my feelings on the whole thing.

  • prufrock

    I am never going to be able to watch “Phineas and Ferb” the same way again.

  • Persia

     Keep trying, Chloe, you’ll never bust the Antichrist.

  • Jim Roberts

    I will be continually expecting Chloe to try to bust Nicolae, only to be stopped at the last minute by crazy random happenstance.

  • Redcrow

    I know that (most) actors are (most of the time) not their characters, but, oh, if Ashley really were Sharpay… You think she’d be content with playing *Chloe*?!  Either we’d get a much more interesting Chloe than in book canon, or a female Antichrist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Riastlin-Lovecraft/100000678992705 Riastlin Lovecraft

    I’m still hoping for Jeremy Irons…Or maybe they’ll go all the way and get the many-coloured master himself, Sir Christoffer Lee :o

    ….I can dream :/

  • GeniusLemur

    Actually, Nic Cage’s career moves do make sense if you figure he’s as good at managing his career as he is at acting.

  • thatsmrjuice2u

    I’ve always thought that Alice Cooper would make a great AntiChrist in one of these rapture movies.

  • Vermic

    Tisdale’s got good comedic chops.  Might this movie turn out to be a campy self-parody?  An intentional one, I mean?

  • Ian

    It stars Nicholas Cage.  It will be a parody, intentional or not. 

  • Jim Roberts

    The really good news, I won’t have to spend a single shiny dime to watch it. Just pick it up on Syfy when it shows up at the Saturday Bad Movie.

  • Ethics Gradient

     I think they should go with Alexander Armstrong – unprecedented experience of saying “kill them…” to henchmen in a vague Eastern European accent (he normally does about one each episode of ‘Armstrong and Miller’)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lZks_VZyX8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDN3LWWey5E

  • TheDarkArtist

    Dave Chappelle should play Nicolae. It wouldn’t make any sense, but I bet Chappelle could play a fantastic over-the-top supervillain. Especially if the studio decided to really play up the mind-control powers thing, and just let him go nuts.

    Then again, being black and Muslim, I don’t think that Chappelle would be too into taking that role. He’d sure as hell terrify the target audience, though!

  • Makabit

    I would totally watch Dave Chappelle as Nicolae. But my all time first choice to play Nicolae is Neil Patrick Harris. 

    He would be legend….wait for it….dary.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Huh?

  • Makabit

    Signature line of the guy he plays on “How I Met Your Mother”.

  • Makabit

    But the odds of roping an out gay actor with a successful career into this nightmare are probably nil.

  • http://twitter.com/AbelUndercity Abel Undercity

    He can dust off the ol’ PhD in Horribleness.

  • King Dededede

    Neil Patrick Harris would be beautiful for the role and not because Nicolae was conceived by two gay women using the magic of evil science either.

  • EllieMurasaki

    I thought it was two gay men. Two gay women would actually be logistically possible given current tech; I think it’s technically possible to swap the nucleus of a sperm cell with the nucleus of an egg such that between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA the resulting zygote has three genetic parents, but I don’t think it’s been done outside Left Behind.

  • King Dededede

     I think you’re right about it being men.  All I know is that he was conceived involving homosexuality in an attempt to horrify the target audience.  All I think anyway, all I can find right now was that it was artificial insemination.

  • King Dededede

    Found it! http://leftbehind.wikia.com/wiki/Marilena_Carpathia !  You were right, it was two guys.

  • aunursa

    If you’re referring to Nicky, he was conceived from the splicing together of the sperm of two gay lovers, one of whom was the ex-husband of Nicky’s mom.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Which, come to think, sounds like a thing with a nasty failure rate even supposing it’s possible. Sorting sperm by X or Y in order to in vitro a baby with a specific sex is not yet, I understand, successful with any consistency. So about a quarter of the resulting zygotes would be XX, about half XY (of whom half would have the Y from one parent and the other half the Y from the other), and about a quarter YY, and that last group probably isn’t going to end well.

  • WalterC

     This is, of course, one of “Left Behind’s” rare divergences from quotidian “hard sci-fi” realism.

  • Makabit

    Interestingly, a science fiction novel I’ve been playing with writing involves a child being the biological of two men, but it’s set five hundred years in the future, and the baby isn’t the Antichrist, just the heir to a very large interplanetary corporation. Which several other characters would tell you is about the same thing, of course.

  • EllieMurasaki

    The obvious place to take ‘biological child of two men’ is ‘one cis man, one trans man with functioning uterus’. I’m actually surprised Jenkins didn’t go there. He could be offensive to trans people as well as gay people! Double win!

  • aunursa

    L&J would consider a trans man with a functioning uterus to be biologically a woman.  Conception involving a man and a “woman” wouldn’t be as shocking to the Christian faithful as conception involving two homosexual male lovers.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

     Yeah. They’d undoubtedly be scandalized by a woman behaving so unwomanly as to try to look like a man and demanding to be addressed as one, but a gay trans man in a relationship with a gay cis man to them is a hetero couple.

  • banancat

     But I think they wanted to throw in some evil science too, to make it more horrifying.  Because evolution is clearly a straight line to splicing the sperm of two gay men or somesuch.

  • aunursa

    I read that first sentence too fast. I read it as:
    Ashley Tisdale is joining the cast of the new Left Behind musical.

  • Peaslepuff

     Oh, why can’t this be a thing? It would make my life.

  • Tricksterson

    Oh!  The idea of Left Behind as a musical.  Oh joyous Rapture!

  • Lori

    This is just going to be embarrassing for all involved. 

    The question isn’t what Tisdale was thinking, it’s what her manager was thinking. There’s a reason actors pay other people to help them manage their careers. Whoever is managing Tisdale’s is not doing a good job and whatever she’s paying him/her is too much. Ashley was never destined to be The Next Big Thing and a HUGE STAR, but there’s no reason for her to sink to doing a C grade project marketed mainly at a subculture that vocally hates Hollywood and demonstrably has no taste whatsoever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charity-Brighton/100002974813787 Charity Brighton

    I’m sure she must have done something to deserve it. Perhaps in this life, or in a previous incarnation. Or maybe the movie will turn out to be a hit, and it will help her career or, failing that, will at least fade into obscurity so that she can move on to other things without this being more than a paycheck and a blip (I’m not sure even the really huge stars don’t have at least a few crummy obscure movies in their past.)

  • Lori

    I’m not a fan of Tisdale’s work, so I’m not the best person to judge what she deserves. I do know a little bit about how the behind the scenes bits of show business work though and doing this project is not likely to be a net positive for her. Virtually every really big star has at least a couple crummy movies in their past. They tend to be their first movies though, not ones they did after being in a project that got enough press to cause paparazzi to follow them. This movie will almost certainly fade into obscurity as far as the public is concerned, but IMDB is forever and casting directors and producers can see an aura of “no better offers” a mile away. No one wants to cast someone who no one else wants to cast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charity-Brighton/100002974813787 Charity Brighton

    OK, that’s a good point.

    I think I’ll default to my first idea. She’s a bad person who must have done something to deserve this resume stain on her filmography. Like smuggling illegal drugs using dolphins, or something. Yeah, she had it coming.

  • Matri

    Hmm, Ms Piggie for Hattie.

    Make it so.

  • aunursa

    So the new Left Behind movie still needs a Bruce Barnes, and a Dirk Burton. Plus an Irene Steele for the pre-Rapture flashback sequences. And, of course, an Antichrist.

    I would rather they just have had the same original cast playing different roles…

    Have the actor who played Dirk Burton now play Buck Williams.
    Jonathan Stonegal will now play Rayford Steele.
    Ivy will now play Chloe.
    Nicolae (Gordon Currie) will now play Bruce Barnes.
    Kirk Cameron will now play the brief role of Ken Ritz.

    etc.

  • http://dpolicar.livejournal.com/ Dave

    Christopher Walken reciting the names of 196 countries while a room
    filled with stereotypically clad extras stands and cheers. I would pay
    to watch that in 48 FPS 3-D.

    I’ve often thought that  “James Earl Jones Reads the Phonebook” would be better than many movies I’ve sat through.

  • GeniusLemur

     knitting needles to the eyes would be be than most summer blockbusters of the past 10 years.

  • JohnB

    From Ms. Tisdale’s Wikipedia page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Tisdale ):

    ” In January, 2013, Tisdale was cast to star in the movie Left Behind as Chloe Steele, a young woman that wanders America looking to find any remaining members of her family, along with Nicolas Cage.”

    Which doesn’t sound like the plot of the books much.  Perhaps they’re rewriting the story?

  • Lori

    And now I’m picturing Sharpey as Caine*, which is making my head hurt.

    *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_%28TV_series%29

  • christopher_y

    Perhaps they’re rewriting the story?

    We can but hope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charity-Brighton/100002974813787 Charity Brighton

    That’s not the plot of the books, but Chloe does travel from Palo Alto, California to Chicago (about 2000 miles, right?)  completely on her own in the middle of the Rapture judgment. Which must have been terrifying, and suspenseful (planes were falling out of the sky, driverless cars were careening out of control, it was Armageddon’s first act, after all)… but none of it is actually seen on the books. Chloe just appears, as if by magic, at her house. 

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

    Wasn’t Ellenjay’s problem with the last movie that they diverged too far from prophecy by having a nonzero amount of narrative logic and a nonzero amount of the heroes actually doing anything at all that might be considered heroic?

  • Albanaeon

     Hmm…  Chloe wandering the Apocalyptic Wasteland with Nic Cage actually sounds entertaining.  Assuming Meta-Chloe and Nic Cage plays himself. 

    The first part would be the hardest part, given the market this is going for and a strong female lead is scarier than their AntiChrist for them, but since Cage always plays Cage the second should be simple.

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    The first part would be the hardest part, given the market this is going
    for and a strong female lead is scarier than their AntiChrist for them,
    but since Cage always plays Cage the second should be simple.

    Didn’t Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard basically exemplify the above in Drive Angry? :P

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502404/

  • Wingedwyrm

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll cast Bruce Campbell as the antichrist.  We know from Burn Notice that he’s a good actor when the part calls for it, but also that he can ham it up with the best of ’em.  So, his ham vs Cage’s ham, and craft services will only have to supply the bread.

  • Tricksterson

    Okay God, You know I hate you and I know you hate me but make this happen and I will build a cathedral in your honor.

  • Vermic

    The change makes sense because this film’s adopting a more disaster-movie approach than the books, and a standard subplot in disaster flicks is “character braves the disaster to travel cross-country to reunite with loved one, especially if they were estranged when the movie started”.  So it’s easy to see how Chloe’s journey home would be given more attention.

    I do like the Wikipedia description, though.  I picture Chloe trekking through the chaos of middle America asking everyone, “Have you seen any remaining members of my family and/or Nicolas Cage?  Either is acceptable.”

    For my money, Kelsey Grammer is the only Antichrist I could get behind.

  • http://jesustheram.blogspot.com/ Mr. Heartland

    Maybe it’s just me who sees the resemblence, but Kesha as Chloe Steele would be face-melting badass.

  • Vermic

    Appearing in a stinkburger like Left Behind would completely ruin Ke$ha’s career!  Still, there’s probably a downside I’m not seeing.

  • http://jamoche.dreamwidth.org/ Jamoche

    Love how the article title can be read as a description of her career path: “Ashley Tisdale To Be Left Behind With Nicolas Cage”

  • EJ

    David Caruso could make a fantastic Nicolae.  He’s reputedly not very smart, so I’m sure he could be convinced.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Now I’m trying to imagine Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins playing Nicolae. Not all at once obviously, but I bet all of them would get a kick out of it.

    And then the part of Supernatural fandom that likes to play with other media starring the Supernatural leads would have an absolute ball.

  • http://dpolicar.livejournal.com/ Dave

     

    Not all at once obviously

    Oh, I dunno. Having a different actor play Nicolae in each scene might be a useful way of capturing the narrative coherence of the original text in a visual framework.

  • banancat

     That made me actually laugh out loud.

  • Rae

    As someone who’s sort of in the Supernatural fandom… I totally agree that they’d all think it was fantastic, and it would be so worth it for the fandom reaction alone :-)

    Or Sebastian Roche, as he was last seen wearing a tiny tunic in a Syfy original movie about a ‘pegasus’ that featured a normal horse that the producers couldn’t even be bothered to photoshop wings onto for most of the film… 

  • EllieMurasaki

    a Syfy original movie about a ‘pegasus’ that featured a normal horse that the producers couldn’t even be bothered to photoshop wings onto for most of the film…

    Seriously?

    You’re right, though, Roche would have a blast too.

  • Rae

    Yes, seriously :-D It’s called Pegasus vs. Chimera, and it’s pretty awful even for a Syfy movie!

  • http://apocalypsereview.wordpress.com/ Invisible Neutrino

    I’m sure that…

    *sunglasses*

    He’ll be full of Rapture.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  • Launcifer

    Yeah, ’cause putting Cage and Caruso in the same film worked so well with Kiss of Death. Although… there is a certain appeal to casting Samuel L. Jackson as TurboJesus, assuming that the series makes it all the way.

  • Makabit

    The trouble with Christopher Walken is that, while I too would pay a pretty penny to see that UN speech, he’s actually capable of radiating menace, which sort of undercuts what a total failure Nicolae is in that department.

  • flat

    I was thinking about Ian McDiarmid he played emperor palpatine who defeated samuel L jackson in a fight.

  • Makabit

    I’m fascinated that the Antichrist’s mum is described as “Romanian Caucasian”, under nationality. Since when is Caucasian a ‘nationality’?

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    I don’t understand the hatred for Nic Cage in the same breath as fawning love for Chris Walken. Both men have Academy Awards. Both men have appeared in innumerable horrible films. Both me are capable sublime understatement and shameless scenery chewing. Both seem to make movies for no other reason than they like to work. I mean, have they ever appeared in the same movie together, because they’re practically the same guy.

  • Lori

     

    I don’t understand the hatred for Nic Cage in the same breath as fawning
    love for Chris Walken. Both men have Academy Awards. Both men have
    appeared in innumerable horrible films. Both me are capable sublime
    understatement and shameless scenery chewing. Both seem to make movies
    for no other reason than they like to work.   

    I think the biggest difference is that Walken has mixed his cheese and his sublime understatement throughout his movie career, while in recent years Cage has been all cheese, all the time. I also think Cage works more because he needs the money (because he has not one lick of sense when it comes to managing it) than because he loves to work and that aura of desperation around several of his recent choices is not attractive.

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    Well, define “recent years”? Cage appeared in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans” as recently as 2009. That movie, abuse of punctuation aside, was very well received, critically. As was his performance in “Kick Ass” in 2010. The last piece of non-schlock Walken did was probably “Hairspray” in 2007 (though I haven’t seen “Seven Psychopaths”). And since 2002, when Cage got his second Oscar nomination for “Adaptation”, Walken has appeared in such cinematic classics as “Gigli”, “Balls of Fury”, and “The Country Bears”. Cage is certainly a lot more volatile in his personal life than Walken (then again, he’s a Coppola, so whaddaya want?), Cage also produces a lot of the crap he appears in. That’s a lot of effort of time and resources if all he wants to do is collect a paycheck. 

    Of course, I do realize the difference here is mostly a matter of perception combined with a popular narratives about a a pair of celebrities: Nic “Whatever happened to his career” Cage versus Christopher “More Cowbell/Weapon of Choice” Walken. 

  • vsm

    I think the biggest difference is that Cage is a lead actor while Walken mostly does smaller character roles. Appearing in a flop can be ruinous to the lead, but character actors tend to be immune to the effect. We expect different kinds of performances from the two types, I guess. Cage doing a Cage every single time gets tiring soon, but Walken doing a Walken can be the highlight of a terrible film.

  • Lori

    And since 2002, when Cage got his second Oscar nomination for “Adaptation”, Walken has appeared in such cinematic classics as “Gigli”, “Balls of Fury”, and “The Country Bears”.  

    There’s no excusing “Gigli”, but “Balls of Fury”, and “The Country Bears” have the advantage that they were intentionally low comedy. I would consider the decision to do them in more or less the same category as Cage doing “Grindhouse” or the National Treasure & Ghost Rider movies. They are what they are and you do them because you’re getting paid and you think they’ll be fun to work on.  Then there’s “Season of the Witch”, which AFAICT that was not intended to be funny and “The Wicker Man” which was just inexplicable.  There’s also the fact that Walken is now in his late 60s and coming to the end of a long and varied career. Cage is 48 and should be in the prime of his productive life as an actor.

    Obviously Cage is capable of being very good in the right role with the right director and he’s not even in contention for the title of actor with the worst taste in roles ever. I still don’t think it’s odd that so many people consider his career a confusing disappointment.

  • vsm

    Oh, and as for Bad Lieutenant II: Electric Boogaloo, giving a critically-acclaimed lead performance in a Werner Herzog film is not so much a chance to jump start your career as a call to re-evaluate your life. His great theme is the unhinged man, and he usually picks actors with ample personal experience in the field.

  • Lori

    There’s a great deal of truth to this. 

  • ScorpioUndone

    Oh, Walken as the anti-christ would be awesome. Imagine the scenery chewing!

  • Monie40869

    Nicolae is supposed to be stunningly handsome with an heir of sincerity and innocence.  Walken?  Nah.  I’m thinking Paul Walker.


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