What if the biggest star in Hollywood right now decides to do television?
What if the biggest star in Hollywood right now decides to do television!? Robert Downey Jr. may not have won the Oscar yet, but his aura as an actor is indisputable. Even though he acted in a few TV shows, his most famous TV performance was as Larry Paul for Ally McBeal. He acted in 25 episodes on the Fox show. His Hollywood career has been legendary. The Iron Man of Hollywood has been nominated twice for the Oscar, for Tropic Thunder, and for Chaplin. He won the Golden Globe for Sherlock Holmes. If Robert Downey Jr. decides to take the challenge of playing Frank Underwood in House of Cards, this might take the show to the next level. The entire complexion of the show might change. The 52-year-old actor has the capability to own the show, even though it may seem like an extremely difficult idea after what Kevin Spacey has done for it.
Robert De Niro is considered one of the greatest actors ever for a reason. His contribution to world cinema is iconic. Like Kevin Spacey, Robert De Niro has also won the Oscar twice. He won it for The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull. He has been nominated five more times for Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear, and Silver Linings Playbook. Interestingly, De Niro has never done a TV drama in his career even though he has recently done an HBO film, The Wizard of Lies. In all his appearances on television so far, De Niro came as himself. If he finally decides to do a television drama, there is no better character than Frank Underwood. De Niro is no stranger to negative shades when it comes to playing fictional characters. Fans would love to see him leading House of Cards, with Robin Wright beside him. With an actor like Robert De Niro , the possibilities are immense.
Even though he lasted for just nine episodes, Sean Bean became one of the most loved actors on Game of Thrones. The show went on to become one of the most popular TV shows ever. Ned Stark was beheaded by the end of Season 1. However, fans speculated before the beginning of every season that some magic would happen that would bring Ned Stark back into the show. It never happened. As Game of Thrones has only one season left, there are a number of other critical characters that makers would now focus on. Sean Bean started his career in 1984, both in movies and on television. Even after GoT, he did a number of TV shows. He will be seen in Medici: Masters of Florence Season 2 next year. Interestingly, he seems to be a great choice for Frank Underwood as well. Moreover, his participation might even attract GoT fans to watch the HBO show.
Best known for playing Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is an excellent choice for this role. There is no actor on this list who has a more elaborate experience on both television and movies. He has done 65 movies so far and was a part of 75 TV shows. Starting in 1980, Cranston’s television career reached an all-time high between 2008 and 2013, when he was a part of 62 episodes of Breaking Bad. He was last seen in Curb Your Enthusiasm. He appeared as Dr. Lionel Templeton on one of the episodes of Running with the Bulls. The 61-year-old looks just perfect to be the next Frank Underwood. Cranston’s movie career in Hollywood is equally glorious. He was a part of highly-acclaimed movies like Argo, Drive, and Saving Private Ryan. If an immensely-experienced actor like Bryan Cranston plays the lead in House of Cards, the transition would be fantastic.
One of the greatest actors of all time, Tom Hanks shares one common thing with Kevin Spacey. Like Spacey, Hanks is also a double Oscar winner. He won it twice for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He was also nominated three more times for Big, Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away. In addition to a glorious movie career in Hollywood, Tom Hanks also has done significant work for television. Frank Underwood’s character would be quite new for Tom Hanks who is known for being the “good man” in most of his works. In his personal life also, Hanks is known as a decent guy. At this juncture of his career, the Bridge of Spies actor may try to do something that he has never done in his career. Playing a psychopath would be challenging. What will be more challenging is to satisfy Kevin Spacey’s fans. However, Tom Hanks may have enough talents to do it with flying colors.
Who is the actress who played the face in the 70s?
A very soft but to-fore lower facial area defines the often astonishing resemblance between the Suspiria/Shock Treatment actress Harper – a ubiquitous face in the 70s – and O’Connor, whose biggest film-role of recent Years was in The Missing.
It’s hard when a show casts similar-looking actors in different roles, but hunks Browder and Shanks have both adorned Stargate SG1 as Cameron Mitchell and Daniel Jackson, respectively. Apparently, they’re great friends too.
What made The Phantom Menace so confusing (let’s not talk about what made it bad) was the use of such a striking lookalike for Portman as Knightley. Under the make-up, it’s just impossible to say who’s who.
Spacey-alikes aren’t thick on the ground, but NYPD Blue ‘s Lt. Thomas Bale captures something of the actor’s off-beat physiognomy. Narrow eyes, a high forehead and a dimple-ridden smile are the key to the resemblance.
Karl Urban is a good face-sake for the Star Trek reboot, but Sinise has the latter section of any Kelly biopic to himself. A strawberry-shaped jawline defines the essence of the similarity between Panettierre, who plays Claire Bennet in Heroes, and Arrested Development‘ s de Rossi.
Campbell has less deep-set eyes, though time’s passage shows less on Dillon. Compared also to Jack Palance and Airwolf ‘s Jan Michael Vincent, Hills Have Eyes and X-Files actor Drago shares a predilection for sci-fi and horror with the man who fell to Earth, who played a mad scientist in The Prestige.
67: Nicolas Cage / Michael McDonald. 66: Alan Cumming / Paul Reubens. McDonald left Fox’s MADtv after 10 years as the longest-serving cast member, but since Nic Cage dumped the carbs for the likes of Ghost Rider, he has had to share his face as well as his name (with the ex-singer of The Doobie Brothers).