Thursday, April 8, 2010

Riddler Poll #8

Edward Norton got over half the vote last time, no one else was even close. On to #8:

  • Paul Bettany
    You might know him from: A Beautiful Mind, A Knight's Tale, The Da Vinci Code

    If you saw A Knight's Tale, you know Paul Bettany is excellent at yelling and making a big spectacle, which made him a popular fan choice back when they were casting the Joker. Obviously, Heath Ledger was the right choice, but Bettany could bring the same energy to the Riddler, if that's the kind of thing you want.

  • Macaulay Culkin
    You might know him from: Home Alone, but he's still acting, honest!

    There was a TV series called Kings last year where Culkin played an innocent-looking sociopath, and he was quite good at it. The big obstacle with him is that people see him and go "oh, that kid from Home Alone," so it's hard to see him being cast in villainous role in a major movie.

  • Brendan Fraser
    You might know him from: Dudley Do-Right, Encino Man, or his weird clappy thing

    I do not care for Brendan Fraser at all, but a regular commenter here seems to be a fan, so let me try to give the guy a fair shake. His strengths as an actor are... he's a pretty big guy, and he has sort of an innocence about him that's occasionally charming when he plays a man child (like in The Scout or George of the Jungle). Neither of these applies to the Riddler.

  • Hugh Laurie (pictured)
    You might know him from: House, M.D., various British comedy TV shows, but probably just House

    His character of Gregory House could work almost unchanged as the Riddler. He's a genius, loves a good mystery, has a definite mean streak, he even already has a cane. He'd have to start wearing green and being more into stealing than healing, but that's a minor change.

  • Jude Law
    You might know him from: Sherlock Holmes, A.I., The Road to Perdition

    He's a fine actor, and he could pull off an excellent version of a certain kind of Riddler, but not really the one I want.

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