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Old 11-18-20, 08:03 PM
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Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

Hands down mine goes to Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in rebooted Star Trek franchise. He neither imitated, nor mocked DeForest Kelley’s interpretation. Just a freaking spot on pretty accurate interpretation of that already iconic fictional character.

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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character?

Does the Hasselhoff version of Nick Fury count? If so, gotta go with Samuel L. Jackson.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character?

I will agree that Karl Urban is a bright spot in the Kelvin timeline.

Obvious answer- most of the actors who have played Bond. Particularly Dalton, but I also like Moore and Brosnan. Craig is good too.

Michael Keaton and Christian Bale both played good versions of Batman/Bruce Wayne after Adam West.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi was a very serviceable actor in the role after Alec Guinness’ version.

Also I don’t expect many will agree, but Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in Solo.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character?

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Obvious answer- most of the actors who have played Bond. Particularly Dalton, but I also like Moore and Brosnan. Craig is good too.
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My first "obvious" thought was Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

Henry Cavill as Superman...with or without the mustache.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character?

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My first "obvious" thought was Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
Really? I much prefer Brian Cox in the role. Hopkins felt like he was hamming it up, whilst Cox was understated and it felt far more realistic, intelligent and scary. Now Madds Mikklesons version is fantastic.

First one that came to mind was Heath Ledger as the Joker.

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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character?

Originally Posted by james2025a
Really? I much prefer Brian Cox in the role. Hopkins felt like he was hamming it up, whilst Cox was understated and it felt far more realistic, intelligent and scary.
Did you feel he was even hamming it up in Silence? I could definitely see that with Hannibal and, to a lesser extent, Red Dragon, but I thought he was pretty damn scary in Silence of the Lambs.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

Surprised more than one person has mentioned Hannibal. Granted I haven’t seen Manhunter. I know it’s supposed to be good, but I would think most view Hopkins as definitive in the role.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

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Surprised more than one person has mentioned Hannibal. Granted I haven’t seen Manhunter. I know it’s supposed to be good, but I would think most view Hopkins as definitive in the role.
i am not the only voice to think Hopkins was fine. But certainly not the best Lecter/Lecktor. Over the years i have lost count of the number of times i have heard others say it.

And yes, even in Silence of the Lambs i found him to be hamming it up at times. I get why people love it, but after seeing the role being so masterfully underplayed by Cox it just makes Hopkins performance come off worse. Cox was truly terrifying as he projected a superior intelligence without artwork on walls, sniffing perfumes, or psycho-analysis. In SotL the character is almost on par with Freddy and Jason he is so on the nose as an almost supernatural villain. Cox in such a small amount of screen time came across as a real person who was charismatic, had a genius level intellect and who could kill you in the blink of an eye.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

Krasinski is a different approach to Jack Ryan. And Harrison made me forget that Baldwin was in the role. Pine and Affleck.. well....
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

I think Michael Gambon's Dumbledore is kind of under-rated. He took over for the legendary Richard Harris three movies in and just totally embraced the role and was so effortless in his grace and wisdom. I bet a lot of kids didn't even realize that the role got recast.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

How about one with the same actor? Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

Originally Posted by james2025a
i am not the only voice to think Hopkins was fine. But certainly not the best Lecter/Lecktor. Over the years i have lost count of the number of times i have heard others say it.

And yes, even in Silence of the Lambs i found him to be hamming it up at times. I get why people love it, but after seeing the role being so masterfully underplayed by Cox it just makes Hopkins performance come off worse. Cox was truly terrifying as he projected a superior intelligence without artwork on walls, sniffing perfumes, or psycho-analysis. In SotL the character is almost on par with Freddy and Jason he is so on the nose as an almost supernatural villain. Cox in such a small amount of screen time came across as a real person who was charismatic, had a genius level intellect and who could kill you in the blink of an eye.
I have to agree with this. They interviewed Cox decades ago for a documentary about Manhunter (I think this was for the original Anchor Baby DVD) and he was asked how his portrayal of Hannibal was different than Hopkins. Cox basically said that Hopkins gave Hannibal Lecter "a presence of evil" whereas Cox thought that evil was "an absence of something"--like the Nazis that were tried in Nuremberg. And that "presence" vs "absence" is quite apparent in the two portrayals.
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Re: Favorite re-interpretation of a previously played character or adapted from fiction?

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Krasinski is a different approach to Jack Ryan. And Harrison made me forget that Baldwin was in the role. Pine and Affleck.. well....
I prefered Baldwin to Ford, and would have prefered to see him continue on, but Ford did a decent job. Affleck was servicable (story had potential but dragged too much) but Pine was just all kinds of wrong.
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Fassbender as Magneto taking over for McKellen was one of the best parts of that wreck of a trilogy. But if you bring superhero movies into it, you get a bunch: Ruffalo, Gadot, etc.
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