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Rosa1186



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: Casting Hephaestion Reply with quote

I read something in one of the threads that implied Colin had some say in who was cast in the role of Hephaestion. Is this the case? I know Colin and Jared worked together on Phone Booth. Were they good friends before Alexander?
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Catherine X



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rosa Smile

I've got that book 'Alexander' by Robin Lane Fox, who was there when they made the film and wrote about it. It says something about Colin and Jared admiring each other before Alexander and something about when they did their scenes together they worked well. I'll have to dig out the book, I can't remember where I put it Rolling Eyes
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Cynisca



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
there is certainly something between them, at the least a genuine admiration and liking for each other. Colin obviously felt that Jared was the right choice for Hephaestion.
They are both very defensive in interviews about the relationship between Alexander and Hephaestion too, which I do like.
I honestly couldn't have seen Brad Pitt in the role of Hephaestion, it would simply have not been believable, nor would Tom Cruse as Alexander...can you imagine that...Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt (Sorry Oliver if you are reading this - personal opinion)..but I suppose everybody would have then been raving over the film just because of the 'big names' like those who compared Alexander unfavourably to Troy just because they like Pitt leaping around in a leather frock Shocked (well, I couldn't think of another reason); the film has some good visuals such as the Triremes or Biremes (ships) approaching and the fight between Achilles and Hector is supurb (the film is worth watching for watching Hector Twisted Evil) but to say it is superior to Alexander is just... Shocked Shocked Mad Mad
Oops, gone off topic a little Embarassed Embarassed in defense of our men though....!
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Cynisca
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Catherine X



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as our beloved heroes! It would just be like a re run of Interview with a Vampire!
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Rosa1186



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Casting Hephaestion Reply with quote

Colin and Jared - very sexy!!
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise - what a turn off!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Casting Hephaestion Reply with quote

Rosa1186 wrote:
Colin and Jared - very sexy!!
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise - what a turn off!!


LOL.... Laughing I agree!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7436529@N02/430030525/
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