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    I’m sure many of us have imagined a certain actor being cast in a certain role, one that they’d be perfect for, especially when it comes to things like book-to-film adaptations. But of course, we also know that such a casting may never truly happen. But every once in a while, by some miraculous fate, it does happen. It’s happened at least twice for me.

    When I read The Great Gatsby, in my junior year of high school in 2007, I imagined Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, never knowing that he’d actually play him six years later. And in all honestly, he was perfect in the 2013 film version and I thought the movie was quite good (although I don’t think it should’ve won its two Oscars over 12 Years A Slave in those categories, but that’s a discussion for another day).

    Then, in my senior year, I had to read Jane Eyre. Like The Great Gatsby, I imagined a whole bunch of actors in the various roles, one of them being Judi Dench as the housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax. And then, lo and behold, she did play Mrs. Fairfax in the 2011 film adaptation, and did so wonderfully. Although Keira Knightley did not portray Jane Eyre as I had originally envisioned, Mia Wasikowska did a fine job in the role.

    But what about you guys? Did any of your dream casting choices in any film actually end up happening for real?

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    Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie Kennedy in Grey Gardens

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    Stewart as Princess Diana lol

    watch I May Destroy You

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    Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables

    Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen

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    I now have another dream casting choice that just came true, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix’s live action Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

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    This has apparently been a good week for me as another dream casting choice I had recently came true. Cynthia Erivo was one of several actresses who I suggested should play Elphaba in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical, Wicked. Now, that’s going to be a reality.

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    A dream casting choice a lot of people here in the Gold Derby message boards had that just came true, Rooney Mara will be playing Audrey Hepburn in a biopic.

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    Colman Domingo has officially been cast as Mister for the new film adaptation of The Color Purple; that’s a perfect role for him!!

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    I don’t know if we’ll ever see this happen, but if it did I’d be so happy: I’d love to see Meryl Streep and Jude Hill star in a film together as a grandmother and grandson, because the two of them look like they could be grandmother and grandson in real life.

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    I predicted Joaquin Phoenix as NAPOLEON before it happened

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    I predicted Joaquin Phoenix as NAPOLEON before it happened

    I’m a big fan of Joaquin (since To Die For) but when I first saw the pics of him in costume, I laughed. It was a gaff since I posted the laugh. I’m going to have to see him in the film to Guage whether I think he’s miscast.
    My belief is, he’s going to nail the perf and maybe garner another Oscar nod.
    But I think he looks funny in that costume.

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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    I’m a big fan of Joaquin (since To Die For) but when I first saw the pics of him in costume, I laughed. It was a gaff since I posted the laugh. I’m going to have to see him in the film to Guage whether I think he’s miscast. My belief is, he’s going to nail the perf and maybe garner another Oscar nod. But I think he looks funny in that costume.

    We will see. He is, I think, The Greatest Actor Of His Generation: Joaquin Phoenix is Better than Leo, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale

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    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    When Emma Stone was still attached to Babylon, I remember wishing that Margot Robbie would get to join the film’s ensemble. Emma dropped out, and Margot replaced her.

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    Fantasia as Celie, i’ve been hoping/pushing for that for years and i thought her chance had passed when Cynthia Erivo came into the picture.

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