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Wanted! Actors Playing Famous Real-Life Figures in Watchmen

August 06, 2007 09:08:42 GMT

Warner Bros. Pictures is looking for look-alikes of real-life names that will be presented in "Watchmen" such as President Richard Nixon and John Lennon.


Wanted! Actors Playing Famous Real-Life Figures in Watchmen
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With casting for the principal roles in "Watchmen" being completed, it seems the next task that filmmakers of the project have in mind now is supposedly finding a bunch of acting talents for the supporting characters in the movie.

What is interesting here is that the roles turn out to be real-life famous names from the 1980s, the era during which the film takes place. Concerning this matter, Moviehole.net has delightfully provided a rundown of the figures that will be appearing in the flick:

  • President Richard Nixon: 35-45. We'll be aging him up for a variety of scenes that occur from 1960-1985. The President of the United States, profane, paranoid and panicky. Looking for someone who really resembles and can closely impersonate him.
  • John McLaughlin: Circa 1985 and at age 60. The host of The McLaughlin Group, a cable roundtable newschat show, McLaughlin introduces a debate on the likelihood of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Eleanor Clift: Circa 1985 and at age 45. (She's older than 45 in the photo, but you can get the idea). One of the pundits on The McLaughlin Group, she comments on the protective power of Dr. Manhattan.
  • Pat Buchanan: Circa 1985 and at age 47. One of the pundits on The McLaughlin Group, this conservative commentator is convinced the Soviets would never attack the United States.
  • John Lennon: Circa Early 70's and at age 37. Non-speaking role. Key sequence in movie.
  • Yoko Ono: Circa Early 70's and at age 44. Non-speaking role. Key sequence in movie.
  • Dick Cavett: 39. Non-speaking role. Key sequence in movie. Interviewing John Lennon and Yoko Ono in early 70's.
Planned for a March 6, 2009 release, "Watchmen" is a big screen adaptation of the twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons set to be directed by "300" helmer Zack Snyder. While Gibbons has been noticed to express his support on the film version, Moore was rather opposed to the idea, saying "If they go for some other novelty option like they did with V For Vendetta then I'm in for another year of excoriating them in every interview I do until they remove my name from it."

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