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Subject: Casting mysteries
Date Posted: 10/22/2009 8:50 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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I know that there have been several threads about the best actress to play Stephanie Plum in a movie and opinions vary wildly about who should play Morelli and Ranger.  This thread is not about that! LOL!

I rarely picture a specific actor to "play" the characters of the books that I'm reading in my head.  I gave up movies with live actors at the birth of my son eleven plus years ago and I don't watch enough TV to know who is current.  Every once in a while though, a character in a book seems to scream a specific actor, as though the author wrote that character with that actor in mind.  Does that ever happen to you?  Or are you a casting agent in your own mind for everything that you read?

I am reading Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (and really enjoying it, Spuddie!) and for some reason, I can't get the voice and picture of Patrick Warburton out of my head.  If I were going to cast the Grabenstein books as movies, Warburton would be my pick for John Ceepak.

Date Posted: 10/22/2009 6:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I didn't know who that was--I had to look him up on Wikipedia. Hmmm...maybe. But the funny thing is this, he was born in Paterson, NJ, where the Ceepak books take place!! (Edited to add--wait a minute...is it Paterson? I can't remember now. No wait, that's David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter books. Nevah mind! LOL)

I do that sometimes though....you're reading a book and a certain actor or actress pops into your head. Can't think of an example off the top of my head right now, but it definitely does happen.


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