Casting Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead

Posted by random 1 year, 10 months ago to Movies
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I think the following people would fit these roles. My only gripe is that there would be too many pretty people in the movie. I haven't been able to find anyone to fill the blank categories.

John Galt - Scott Eastwood http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2207222/ / Armie Hammer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2309517/
Young John Galt - Nathan Gamble http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1997480/
Francisco D'Anconia - Bradley Cooper http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177896/ / Christian Bale http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000288/
Young Francisco D'Anconia - Jeremy Chabriel http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6170886/
Dagny Taggart - Jessica Chastain http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1567113/
Young Dagny Taggart - Mackenzie Foy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3237775/
Ragnar Danneskjold - Henry Cavill http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147147/ / Jared Leto http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001467/
Kay Ludlow - Angelina Jolie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/
Nathaniel Taggart - Matt Bomer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093589/
Hank Rearden - Brad Pitt http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000093/
Teenage Hank Rearden -
Lillian Rearden - Margot Robbie http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3053338/
Rearden's Mother -
Philip Rearden -
Dwight Sanders -
Eddie Willers - Chris Pratt http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695435/
Young Eddie Willers -
Ellis Wyatt - Tom Hardy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362766/
James Taggart - James Franco http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0290556/
Young James Taggart -
Dagny's Father -
Dagny's Mother - Mia Wasikowska http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1985859/
Francisco's Father -
Francisco's Mother -
Sebastian D'Anconia - Javier Bardem http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000849/
Sebastian's Mistress - Penélope Cruz http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004851/
Hugh Akston - Clint Eastwood http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/
Dr. Robert Stadler - Robert Redford http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000602/
Richard Halley -
Judge Narragansett -
Owen Kellogg -
Gwen Ives - Mackenzie Davis http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4496875/
Wesley Mouch -
Floyd Ferriss -
Jeff Allen -
Orren Boyle -
Cherryl Brooks -
Ken Danagger -
Quentin Daniels - Jake McDorman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1416330/
Halley's Pupil -


The Fountainhead
Howard Roark - Lee Pace http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1195855/
Dominique Francon - Amber Heard http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720028/
Gail Wynand - Johnny Depp http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000136/
Peter Keating -
Ellsworth Toohey -
Guy Francon -
Henry Cameron -
Mrs. Keating -
Catherine Halsey -

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  • Posted by Herb7734 1 year, 9 months ago
    Being ancient, most of the actors named are unknown to me. However, when it comes to Ellsworth Toohey, he was portrayed as an elegant fop in the 1st version. I see him more as an Alexander Woolcott type played by Vincent D'Nofrio. I'm afraid my other choices would be long dead. Time betrays us all, eventually.
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  • Posted by Choose2Think 1 year, 9 months ago
    I always felt that AS should have been a mini-series to have time to really tell the story and explain the philosophy behind the story. So far, none of the actresses who have been cast as Dagny have been strong enough. Yes, Angelina Jolie would do it well and Brad Pitt would make an excellent John Galt. After that, all that is needed are excellent actors, not necessarily ones we would recognize.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year, 9 months ago
    As far as I am concerned the actors in AS 1 were the best choices. AS2 and AS3 were terrible choices, and I have lost interest in seeing Ayn Rand's works on the screen after AS1. I would probably still go see the movies, but I have no idea at this point which actors would be good
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  • Posted by BradA 1 year, 9 months ago
    I would consider Calista Flockhart for Dagny. She's currently doing a convincing job of playing a self made media mogul on Supergirl.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 9 months ago
      Why would you watch Supergirl?
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      • Posted by slfisher 1 year, 9 months ago
        Boy howdy. I watched one episode of it, and I was all are you kidding?
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        • Posted by 1 year, 9 months ago
          The show was greenlit because the studio said they needed "diversity". Flash and Arrow air on another network, which refused supergirl because it was a very risky project, and they had a lot of money in it.

          To attract the tumblr crowd (SJW feminist types) they changed supergirl's uniform to make it more "comfortable to look at" and "respectful to women". They include a "smash the patriarchy"-esque plot in every episode, and every villian is a white male while every love interest is a black male. These are all intentional. They changed Jimmy Olsen to a muscular black man from a teenage, lanky white dude. These shows are all for appeasing the mob mentality and to make a few quick bucks.
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          • Posted by slfisher 1 year, 9 months ago
            I only watched the pilot episode, and I didn't have a problem with any of the things you mentioned. My issue was primarily how un-badass she was. I mean, she's Super girl! Act it!
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  • Posted by  $  Temlakos 1 year, 9 months ago
    And what happens to Eddie at the end? In the trilogy of movies, Ragnar's Air-Land Militia lays on a rescue mission for him. That seemed a cheat.

    I suggest Eddie would make this deal with the wagon-train captain: to drive toward Phoenix, Arizona and the last known abode of Dan Conway. Then Eddie would go to work for a resurgent Phoenix-Durango Railroad--which would at last connect with the Gulch, perhaps through what would be known as the Conway-Taggart Tunnel through the Red Mountains. (In historical fact, the Uncompahgre River Valley did have narrow-gauge rail service, from a railroad that operated out of Durango, Colorado.)
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    • Posted by  $  Radio_Randy 1 year, 9 months ago
      The book made it clear that Eddie Willers would stop existing if the railroad stopped existing. Eddie, himself, alluded to this fact in the story.

      As Richard Halley said, about his music, he wrote it to make people feel as he wanted them to, not merely as they wanted to. Ayn Rand probably wanted the reader to feel a definite sense of loss, with Eddie Willers' ending, which is why he played such a large part in the story.

      At least, that's my thought on the subject.
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    • Posted by jimjamesjames 1 year, 9 months ago
      Though it received a lot of animosity on this site, Atlas Snubbed by Ken Krawchuk is one excellent rendition that answers what Eddie might have achieved in the aftermath of the fall.
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  • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 1 year, 9 months ago
    for the second time Jodie Foster and Kim Darby.
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    • Posted by 1 year, 9 months ago
      Aren't both of them old?

      I chose Jessica Chastain because her character in Interstellar was very similar to Dagny Taggart, and she portrayed it well.
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      • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 1 year, 9 months ago
        True but I'm thinking of different roles and their superb acting abilities. You might remember Joe And The Volcano where Meg Ryan played three different parts. I thought of the same idea for Foster. A series of cameo but each making her look different enough and is an accomplished director and producer herself. Age 52 just shy of 70 because she was born into the business and because she can.
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        • Posted by 1 year, 9 months ago
          but she has to portray a woman in her 30s....
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          • Posted by  $  MichaelAarethun 1 year, 9 months ago
            that's the role of Dagny.. I'm speaking of something different. An example of being true to the book but different. Perhaps the multiple character roles as flash backs or looks forward. But using one actress to portray more than one character is ...a challenge that demands the best of the best.
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            • Posted by 1 year, 9 months ago
              Have you watched Interstellar? Chastain is Dagny Taggart in the film.

              She's shown to be highly devoted to her work(physics), holds up one half of the film, and plays the hero. I think what she portrays the best is the sense of life that Dagny should have.
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