Sunday, March 21, 2010

Riddler Poll #7

Crispin Glover won the last round pretty handily. I mentioned being clueless about Jim Parsons, and he finished in a respectable 2nd place. Full results on the right sidebar near the bottom. On to round 7:

  • Matt Damon
    You might know him from: Bourne/Ocean's movies, getting bumped from Jimmy Kimmel Live

    He's a really good actor, and was supposedly considered for Harvey Dent, but I don't think he's right for the Riddler at all. He's kind of a handsome alpha male, the Riddler is a cowardly nerd.

  • Paul Dano (pictured)
    You might know him from: Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood

    He's got the look for a cowardly nerd. But he might be a tad too young, I'm not sure.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    You might know him from: Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Donnie Darko

    Most of what I wrote about Matt Damon above pretty much applies here too.

  • Damian Lewis
    You might know him from: the TV series Life, Band of Brothers

    I had no idea he was English until just now. Anyway, the characters I've seen him play have all been fairly calm. Almost serene, even in chaotic circumstances. Which would be odd for the Riddler. Does he have the range to take on something different from what I've seen? I have no idea.

  • Edward Norton
    You might know him from: Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk, Rounders

    Edward Norton's one of my favorite actors, and I think in theory he could do an excellent Riddler. I only have two concerns. First, two of my least favorite of his performances (in Red Dragon and The Italian Job) he played the villain, and the Riddler would of course be another one. Second, he certainly has comic book cred, but from his performance as the Hulk and basing his character in The Painted Veil on Dr. Strange, he might be a Marvel guy and not that into DC comics.

Vote over on the right side of the page near the top. Voting will be open for a week.


Malcolm said...

Edward Norton didn't play the villian in Red Dragon. At all. He was the main good guy

Bill said...

Oh yeah. Duh. I clearly didn't like that movie, or else I'd have remembered that.

Jennifer Adventures said...

um you seem to have forgotten David Tennant

Bill said...

Nope, he finished second in this poll. If he turns out to be one of the top 2nd place finishers, he might be back for the final rounds.