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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by neonzx » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 am

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Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:54 am
I'm guessing Ben Stiller isn't on the list. :cry:
(please, oh please, don't give it to Tom Cruise.)
Rolling Stone: Casting ‘Michael Cohen,’ the Movie
(from readers:)
Henry Winkler
Ben Stiller
David Schwimmer
Bobby Cannavale
Michael Imperioli
A lesser Baldwin brother
John Turturro
Welker White (!)
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Cohen should naturally be played by one of the lesser Baldwins, but if one is not available, many suggested Ben Stiller, who has already played Cohen on Saturday Night Live. There was also sentiment for Schwimmer, after his vigorous portrayal of famed legal power-wanker and demon reality-spawner Robert Kardashian. @BenZelevansky made a great catch, noting an amazing resemblance between Cohen and Welker White, the little-known character actress who played “Lois the hat-loving drug mule” in Goodfellas. She should at least audition.

However, in the end, I think the role goes to one of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood, someone who deserves a shot at a truly grotesque lead role: Bobby Cannavale. If you like movies, you’ve probably seen about twenty good ones featuring Cannavale (my favorites are The Station Agent and Win Win), but he deserves an iconic Oscar-worthy antihero.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Kendra » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:14 am

How will this work? As a convicted felon, he can't profit?

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Post by Res Ipsa » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:14 am

Kendra wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:14 am
How will this work? As a convicted felon, he can't profit?
Most of those laws aren't Constitutional. The Autobiography of Malcom X and Civil Disobedience are two well-known examples of works which such laws would have banned.
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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:27 am

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Post by fierceredpanda » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:28 am

Entry 1047 on my list of reminders that doing things the right way carries moral satisfaction, while being a completely unethical sleaze has always been and will always be the best way to make all the fucking money.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Slim Cognito » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 am

Maybenaut wrote:
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If it's handled as a Cohen Bros-esque black comedy*, then my vote goes to Fonzie**. Sorry, I just can't see him or Stiller playing a dramatic role. I mean no disrespect.

*And I would really like to see it given the Cohen Bros treatment.

**If they could drop a few Arrested Development references, that would be gold.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:53 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 am
Maybenaut wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:27 am
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If it's handled as a Cohen Bros-esque black comedy*, then my vote goes to Fonzie**. Sorry, I just can't see him or Stiller playing a dramatic role. I mean no disrespect.

*And I would really like to see it given the Cohen Bros treatment.

**If they could drop a few Arrested Development references, that would be gold.
Oh, yeah. For Winkler to play Cohen it has to be along the lines of Holly Hunter in the The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom. But I couldn't imagine any dramatic movie about Cohen being the least bit interesting.
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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:53 am

Winkler did an episode of Law & Order where he played a ruthless gold-digging wife-murderer, and did a pretty good job of it.

I think he could handle playing Cohen.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Kendra » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:58 am

RoadScholar wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:53 am
Winkler did an episode of Law & Order where he played a ruthless gold-digging wife-murderer, and did a pretty good job of it.

I think he could handle playing Cohen.
Remember how hard Farah Fawcett had to fight to get the serious roles and what amazing stuff she did with them?

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Post by qbawl » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:58 am

RoadScholar wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:53 am
Winkler did an episode of Law & Order where he played a ruthless gold-digging wife-murderer, and did a pretty good job of it.

I think he could handle playing Cohen.
Also too his "Scrooge" is my favorite of all the modern ones.

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Post by bob » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:27 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 am
Sorry, I just can't see him or Stiller playing a dramatic role.
I saw Stiller in "House of Blue Leaves" (the second time). He can do it.
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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:35 am

bob wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:27 am
Slim Cognito wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 am
Sorry, I just can't see him or Stiller playing a dramatic role.
I saw Stiller in "House of Blue Leaves" (the second time). He can do it.
I think any of these actors can do it. I just think any movie about this needs to be a comedy. Cohen is so lacking in pathos that any drama about him would be horrible.
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Post by Estiveo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:35 am

Tim Blake Nelson.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by RVInit » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:45 am

Kendra wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:58 am
RoadScholar wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:53 am
Winkler did an episode of Law & Order where he played a ruthless gold-digging wife-murderer, and did a pretty good job of it.

I think he could handle playing Cohen.
Remember how hard Farah Fawcett had to fight to get the serious roles and what amazing stuff she did with them?
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Post by Chilidog » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 am

Wait....

Are you people telling me that the Michael Cohen story is NOT a comedy?

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:56 am

Well, I think it is pretty funny.
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Post by Mikedunford » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am

It's gotta be Winkler. But it's going to be a challenging role for him. After all the time he spent playing Zuckercorn, will he be able to dial back the competence far enough to really capture Cohen?
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am

Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am
It's gotta be Winkler. But it's going to be a challenging role for him. After all the time he spent playing Zuckercorn, will he be able to dial back the competence far enough to really capture Cohen?
Definitely Winkler. If written as a tragedy it could be compelling. He realizes too late his distorted relationship with Trump and greed has hurt his family and he must pay the price of public rejection by Trump, public shame, and prison.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Slim Cognito » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am

Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am
It's gotta be Winkler. But it's going to be a challenging role for him. After all the time he spent playing Zuckercorn, will he be able to dial back the competence far enough to really capture Cohen?
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am
Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am
It's gotta be Winkler. But it's going to be a challenging role for him. After all the time he spent playing Zuckercorn, will he be able to dial back the competence far enough to really capture Cohen?
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Post by p0rtia » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 am

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Post by Addie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:16 am

Sam bites :P

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 am
Slim Cognito wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am
Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:13 am
It's gotta be Winkler. But it's going to be a challenging role for him. After all the time he spent playing Zuckercorn, will he be able to dial back the competence far enough to really capture Cohen?
I'm dead.
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Re: Michael Cohen

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Post by Slim Cognito » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:08 pm

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Just wanted to emphasis again that when I said I couldn't see Winkler or Stiller playing Cohen in a dramatic role, that doesn't mean I don't think they're less talented than respected dramatic actors. Orly could educate me on this, but, in my arrogant opinion, a good comedic actor that makes me laugh, whether it's a hearty guffaw or a sly knowing grin, is worth 10 Tom Cruises. And it's not that I dislike Tom Cruise or that I think he's not talented, he Shirley is. It's that I never went to a movie just because it starred Tom Cruise. Ben Stiller, yes.

And I may earn a rebuke for this, but I never felt bad for actors who got stereotyped as a comedy sitcom actor, whether it was Max Baer, Farrah Fawcett or the very talented Tina Louise but that may be because I prefer comedy to drama, unless we're talking Breaking Bad. Speaking of which, Bryan Cranston will always be Malcolm's father to me, no matter what incredible heights he achieves. And that's ok because I will always adore Hal Wilkerson for the way he idolized his wife and his family, and made me laugh.
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Post by NMgirl » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:21 pm

Michael Cohen scheduled to testify before Congress on Feb. 7. Mark your calendars.

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Post by NMgirl » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:23 pm

And it's public.

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