Have you heard? Daniel Radcliffe is currently shooting the biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story... starring as Weird Al himself. I, a huge Weird Al fan, would be eager for this movie no matter who was playing Al, but Radcliffe has gone almost as weird as the musician himself since his Harry Potter days, so the prospect of him as Al is deliciously tantalizing. I cannot wait to see this. (The film, a Roku Original, will stream exclusively on the Roku Channel; no release date has been announced.)
Which celebrity would you cast as which historical figure in a biopic? The celeb can be still alive or not. Have fun!
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I dislike the whole idea of "celebrities", "stars" and "Brands". We all know that the star system was confected by the studios to package and market their "product", like it was ice-cream or cake-mix. Many of the stars had and have zero talent and only managed to get their performances right by doing multiple takes.
So I never consider what actor may be in a film, or what brand my computer or car is. I want to know if it does the job. If the actor does a good enough job then he or she should disappear into their role and be invisible.
Of course, some "stars" have turned out to be great actors. But many are not. So the idea of a "celebrity" playing a historical role holds zero interest for me.