Who should play Julius Root?

Which actors would you like to cast? What do you want to see? What would you do if you were the director?
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Julissa Holly Fowl » Tue 31st Mar 2009

Dennis Franz and Miguel Sandoval both seem about equal. I can't decide. :?
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Amber Root » Tue 19th Jul 2011

I say anyone, besides a super creepy old dude! XD :lol: No really they creep me out!
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Post by ArtemisFowlfan96 » Sun 31st Jul 2011

Dennis Franz and Robert DeNiro. Nice! XD
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Captain Short 711 » Thu 26th Jul 2012

J.K. Simmons has always been what I imagine Julius Root to look like, he'd make the perfect Root;

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Post by Bang Your Drum » Fri 27th Jul 2012

I'd say they're both good candidates, but all elves do have darker tones of skin. It's right there in the Fowl Files.
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Amber Root » Fri 27th Jul 2012

J. K. Simmons? Never heard of him. By the picture I think he would need to gain a little mire weight. And with the darker skin, you could always put stage makeup
on him. Or give him a spray tan. x3

Then I think he would be perfect.
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Captain Short 711 » Sat 28th Jul 2012

JK Simmons plays J. Jonah Jameson in the spiderman trilogy :3

Like you said, a spray tan could fix his skin tone, and if you watch the old spidey movies he can pull off the 'angry boss' so well!
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Post by Bang Your Drum » Sun 29th Jul 2012

It's not really that simple, changing someones skin color to represent another race (though in this case species) is highly controversial. It stems back to the American civil war. Yes RDJ did it but not without getting some noise about it.
Hiring actors of color is a much better way to go.
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Cabaline » Mon 30th Jul 2012

Damn, I forgot that elves have a dark skin tone. I was gonna suggest Danny DeVito because he has the same stature that I'd imagined Root having and I know that he could play the role because he's been in Mafia movies and he was great as Matilda's dad.
But I'm gonna go back to the drawing board on this one.
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by Cabaline » Fri 8th May 2020

Hello all! :D Apologies for the double post!

Just a quick note to say that this topic is the biggest topic on who should play Julius Root, but there were a few little side-suggestions and mini topics. In an effort to keep everything in one place for the movie's release, I have merged a bunch of these topics into this one.

This thread will be our official, Julius Root - Dream Cast thread, where we can discuss who would play Root in our ideal worlds. Have fun! :D
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Re: Who should play Julius Root?

Post by artymon I\/ » Sat 9th May 2020

I stand by the opinion of JK Simmons - and Danny DeVito. Both would be perfect.

Yes, there's the race debate...but at the end of the day...if the actor fits the role, then who are we to deny it?
And even then, if someone is particularly pendantic about it....Odin's beard, I can't believe I'm going to say this...CGI. Or make up and prosthetics.

Course...Samuel L. Jackson would be a good contender for the "adult" film. Oh gods, just imagine the "negotiation" scene between Sam and Artemis.
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...I don't know, man. I'm babbling.
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