Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Liar Revealed » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:07 pm

da PAC Nigguh wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Was there any truth to the rumor that he was the original choice for Gandalf?
I believe that is true. He turned down that role and Morpheus in The Matrix because he didn't understand the material.
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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Guest » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm

I dunno about The Matrix. I've definitely heard Gandalf. Apparently they sent him the script, he read it, he didn't get it, he passed. Movie made millions of dollars. So, they sent him the script for League. He read it, he didn't get it but he decided to do it anyway. Movie flopped massively, so he said 'Fuck it. I don't understand this business any more' and retired.

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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:36 pm

Hollywood became too autistic for him.

And him as Gandalf? Dayum, and I thought the sexual tension between him and Frodo was already at the boiling point.
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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:17 am

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I prefer the Sean Connery approach. When he saw that he was only getting offered old man/grandad roles he said 'fuck this' and retired and stayed retired
Then he did Sir Billi.


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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Moe Bitches » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:52 am

I was about to bring that up. The whole movie was basically sucking his dick. He passed up big movie roles for Sir Billi. In a nutshell it's Foodfight but with less adverts. Just take a shot every time a James Bond reference is shoved in. I don't even think there was a Last Crusaders reference.
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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:57 pm

Was there at least a Zardoz reference?
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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:40 pm

I can respect why he starred in Sir Billi. I think it was Scotland's first big budget movie. Connery is a huge patriot, so while the movie sucked, he at least ends his career doing something for his country.

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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by TheManWithNoPlan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm

Guest wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:40 pm
he at least ends his career doing something for his country.
Wish he did an episode of Still Game instead.

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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by da PAC Nigguh » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:18 pm

TheManWithNoPlan wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Guest wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:40 pm
he at least ends his career doing something for his country.
Wish he did an episode of Still Game instead.
With Lee?
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Re: Dead Celebrities aren't much fun

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 pm

Moe Bitches wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:52 am
He passed up big movie roles for Sir Billi
He didn't pass up anything for Sir Billi. Hollywood were not offering him roles, that's why he retired. The closest he came to being offered another role is when Spielberg asked if he'd come back for Crystal Skull.

You're an animation buff. Surely you understand that it's easier for an old man, who has difficulty moving around, to do a voice role, which he could do from home, than to schlep all the way to Hollywood or wherever and work six to eight weeks on a film.
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I can respect why he starred in Sir Billi. I think it was Scotland's first big budget movie. Connery is a huge patriot, so while the movie sucked, he at least ends his career doing something for his country.
He did the film for his grandson.

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