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If “Manchester by the Sea” was made in the 1950s, who would play Lee Chandler?
Montgomery Clift
James Dean
Marlon Brando
Humphrey Bogart
Anthony Quinn
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    I came down to these five thespians in their primes in the 50s (taking into consideration Dean died pretty young, so we have to assume that was his prime). Which one of these five actors do you see portraying Chandler?

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    Aunt Peg
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    Monty. Brando is the only other one I would consider suitable.

    Dean was too young, Bogart too old and Quinn totally wrong for the role.

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    Foolio
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    I immediately thought of Monty Clift being perfect for the role before I saw the options.

    Dean or Brando would have been good too; Dean was young but could easily pull off a character ten years his senior. Quinn is an interesting pick – I wouldn’t have cast him but hey, why not? Bogart was not the type, nor was he the right age in the 50s.

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    vinny
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    Frank Sinatra would be my choice with Brando a close second

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    CitizenBlake
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    I just threw in Quinn there because of something I noticed in some of his lesser appreciated performances – a really silent, intense sort of aura that would fit the character. He’s probably not going to be the best choice as a whole, but I thought it’d be an interesting thought.

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    Awardsfan1990
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    Marlon Brando, easily. If James Dean were still alive in the mid-to-late 1960s and the movie was being made then, then I could totally see him playing Lee Chandler.

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    Diet Teridax
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    Tony Curtis would have been AMAZING in that role. He might actually have won that elusive Academy Award for his interpretation of such a character.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    KarlVillalobos
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    Between Gregory Peck and Brando.

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    Xander Cassel
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    Tony Curtis would have been AMAZING in that role. He might actually have won that elusive Academy Award for his interpretation of such a character.

    I was gonna say Brando, but Tony Curtis is always the right choice.

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