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Marc Cheek
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I'm not seeing Ewan MacGregor as Stephen Strange...
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I really enjoy him as an actor, but I think I would prefer him elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. 
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My vote is no.  I was really starting to see Phoenix as a good counter-point to the other actors that have been cast.  I can't see MacGregor in the role at all.
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I'm inclined to vote no on McGregor.   The substantial affection I have for him as an actor is outweighed by him simply not being the right build or anything.

How about Christoph Waltz?

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http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=124047

Out of all these choices I think Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, or Oscar Issac would be fine choices. McConaughey and Gyllenhaal make no sense.
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Hollywood's other game: if they can't convince themselves to cast a Black actor, they'll cast a White one who looks nothing like the character.


It's a stretch to say Ewan MacGregor looks nothing like Dr. Strange.



Notwithstanding that putting black hair, greying temples and a mustache on just about any white man between 35 and 60 under 200 pounds will make him look like Dr. Strange, MacGregor's nose might be off, but his ears and jawline are pretty damn close to this Ditko art. He even appears to have the right eye color.
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http://www.empireonline.com/features/doctor-strange/p1

Of the choices listed in this article, I'd go with Oded Fehr (couldn't be any worse than "The Amazing Mumford").

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As tempting as the Amazing Mumford might be, of those choices I would pick John Cusak.
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… putting black hair, greying temples and a mustache on just about any white man between 35 and 60 under 200 pounds will make him look like Dr. Strange…

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And this is why artists weep.

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Adrien Bordy and Joseph Feinnes have something. How about Brian Cranston?
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I like both Brody and Feinnes. 
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After seeing Brody in HOUDINI, I immediately thought Doctor Strange.
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Tho I still want Brody to play Lamont Cranston!
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Tho I still want Brody to play Lamont Cranston!

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That would be perfect, wouldn't it..?
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I was a big fan of 'Flash Forward' (perhaps the only one), but, boy - Joseph Fiennes was a self-pitying charm vacuum at the heart of that show.  I'm afraid that he might bring that same energy to Strange, as close as the physical resemblance is - Strange obviously needs to have some aspect of self-pity at the start (I presume they're starting with the origin, as usual).  But the redemption such a small part of the character's narrative.

My fear is that it'll be something like Bruce Willis in 'Unbreakable' - somber and taciturn while he's holding in his power... and then somberer and more taciturner when he lets it out.  Blah.
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Nope, Dave. Not the only one.
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"In terms of timeless casting, would Vincent Price be a good choice for Dr. Strange?"

Actually, it sort of happened.  See the Roger Corman production of The Raven, with the bonus of Boris Karloff in the "Baron Mordo" role.
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Oded Fehr would be a cool choice. Especially as he's already been Dr. Fate in the Justice League cartoons in episodes that were riffing on Marvel's Defenders (Dr. Fate, Aquaman, Hawkgirl, and Solomon Grundy standing in for Strange, Namor, Nighthawk and the Hulk).
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Oded Fehr would be a cool choice. Especially as he's already been Dr. Fate in the Justice League cartoons in episodes that were riffing on Marvel's Defenders (Dr. Fate, Aquaman, Hawkgirl, and Solomon Grundy standing in for Strange, Namor, Nighthawk and the Hulk).

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Casting as an in-joke?

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In terms of timeless casting, would Vincent Price be a good choice for Dr. Strange?"

Actually, it sort of happened.  See the Roger Corman production of The Raven, with the bonus of Boris Karloff in the "Baron Mordo" role.
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After seeing that movie I cast Vincent Price as my Dr. Strange. Whenever I draw the character it's Price I use as my model.
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 Brian Miller wrote:
Nope, Dave. Not the only one.

Sure felt like it at the time!  Glad to know there were a few more Flash Forward fans out there - not enough of us to keep it on the air, though.
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MacGregor is going to be busy as he's starring in Tim Burton's take on Mary Poppins.
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MacGregor is going to be busy as he's starring in Tim Burton's take on Mary Poppins.

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Geez! A chance that might actually strike closer to the source material.

Not a very BIG chance, I grant you. . .

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Tim Burton's Mary Poppins?  

I envision lots of black and white striped stuff……...everywhere.
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Adrien Brody has my vote.
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