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Old 14th March 2008, 03:12 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

Hahaha Arnold Shwarzenegger would be the business!! Horrible movie but I'd laugh myself to death
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Old 14th March 2008, 11:19 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

danny de smegging vito???? wtf???

one of my all time fave SF books, and one almost impossible to answer question here...

Brian Blessed has a lot of the characteristics, but come on, you're watching him defend the ramparts of Dros Delnoch and you'd just be waiting to hear 'HAWKMEN, DIVE!'... least i would anyway....

If they made a film of legend first then yeah bang to rights, Oliver Reed would've been perfect.
if they go with the chronicles or legend of deathwalker then i really can't picture anyone that would fit the role, both physically and mentally...
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Old 18th March 2008, 01:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

My own idea for Druss would be Sebastien Chabal, the french rugby player. To me he is, what i imagine Druss to look like.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 02:25 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

yep james cosmo

why well he was born in 1948

guess that makes him 60 this year

height 6 foot 2 (same as druss)

and can you imagine saying "aye, laddie"

or "one last time soul brother, untill the sun sets"
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Old 8th May 2008, 12:48 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

to be honest, i dont think any actor could ever bring Druss's charisma and character to the big screen, i cannot think of any one suitable.

also, i think when a film is based on a book it never ever comes close, with one exception of lord of the rings??

i think it will be an insult to gemmells memory, no director could ever find an actor good enough for the role of druss.
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Old 28th June 2008, 11:04 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I have hjust watched the 2005 movie Beowulf and Grendel which starred Gerard Butler, of "300" fame. He would be a good choice for Druss, but in my opinion better suited to the Wayander or Skilgannon characters, because he is tall, slim but well built and has already starred in at least 2 movies where swordplay is a factor. For Druss, you need somebody who is about 6ft tall, very well built, and he also has to age from the 17 year old wood cutter who married Rowena to the 60 something year old campaigner who held the battlements of Dros Delnoch against the invading Nadir hoards.

What about Hugh Jackman - he has proven that he can do the action guy thing, geez, what can't he do...,certainly accents. Wolverine, Van Helsling, and he is built...he could do young Druss to old Druss, no problem... God, can you pick the Aussie Gemmell fan?
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

I am surprised that no one has mentioned Ray Winstone. He has amazing screen presence and would add gravitas to the role.
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I picture the actor to be around the size of Brock Lesnar... same sort of physical attributes and abilities. Obviously not a good choice for actor though.
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Old 29th October 2008, 05:44 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

i've not read the book (i read one or two other gemmell books that refer to him though), but i've seen a few pictures and know the gist of the character, and the guy that jumps to my mind is mickey rourke. he was excellent in 'sin city' in a similar role.
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

brendan gleeson He's big... but not too big, he's round but not too round and he's aged but not too aged... and whats more HES SCOTTISH! Also he can play pissed off!
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Danny De vito. Just picture him with an axe.

DUDE no way, Thiss is Druss the Legend, not a dwarf from Thorbardin, holy hell!!! Someone will be suggesting Sylvester Stallone next!!!
I'm in agreement with the Sam Ellis crowd although Mickey Rourke could add a different angle to the character
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Ray Stevenson could pull it off...best bit in the awful King Arthur and so good in Rome.
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brendan gleeson He's big... but not too big, he's round but not too round and he's aged but not too aged... and whats more HES SCOTTISH! Also he can play pissed off!
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

[QUOTE=Connavar;993307]Sam Elliot is a good choice, a good actor that could do Druss very well.


My fav would be though Oliver Reed, he was a great actor and looks like he was the real Druss

The voice was also very commanding, a voice i imagine Druss must have. Very shame he is dead. He died too young only 60.


Look at the pic in the link !!



i think that sam elliot would be way to skinny around the shoulders i mean druss is supposed to be quite big
oliver reed would have been a great choice if he was still alive
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Re: Which actor to play Druss?

I would have to say James Cosmo or Brenden Gleeson. They fit the build and both can act. They have been in quite a few films, Both braveheart, troy. And you know they both can do the scottish "Aye Laddie". (Gleeson maybe irish, but he played a Scotsman in Braveheart)
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