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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The older idea would be Depp of course.
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The better idea should be Nikki Sixx.
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What do you think?


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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nixxi in the early years and Johnny in the 80's.

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Posted: 23 Dec 06, 23:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about Keano Reaves
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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> How good an actor is each ?
I don't know.

> How does each portray Freddie ?
Calling all boys...

> How do they handle Freddie on-stage as opposed to off ?
What do you mean?

> How do their voices sound ?
Maybe they would audition someone to dub.

> Can they create an effective accent ?
Mime the studio version (even live)

> Can they create a sustainable "Freddie character" that can carry through the length of the movie and create a successful "illusion" ?
Watch all videos of Freddie more than 3 times, mimic and look at the mirror

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Johnny Depp as Freddie is an ace idea!They're both stunning and exceptionally good at what they do/did, so Johnny Depp all the way!!!


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see that Johnny has 3 other films about to start filming through 2008 so I'm not so certain the decision is final as others seem to think. Though he somehow manages to be in *everything* so who knows.

BTW, that's the gayest I've ever seen Nikki looking :-P

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny depp gonna have to practice freddie moves from stage unless they put real freddie clips when doing stage ones then back to depp Gary from star in your eyes winner can do freddie moves but look alike and height dont match it be a shame cos he could do the moves as well
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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Depp is the right choice.

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


It surely has to be Johnny Depp, he would be so good at it and I'm sure he'd love to do it. Is John Deacon really involved in this project? Seems unlikely to me but that would be good.


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I posted this in another thread, but I'll say it again the guy who plays the bad guy in the new Bond movie, Mads Mikkelsen, looks a lot like Fred. Check out some pics at this link,
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586568/


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guy from Fashion House


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Simps!


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Than again... maybe Mr.Depp can master all "views" of Freddie...


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Audacity of Charles wrote:

Manager : Freddie, the Bohemian Rhapsody - that crazy opera number - hit #1 !
Freddie : Whoa !

Mary Austin : Look, I think it would be best if we're just friends. Good friends, but just friends.
Freddie : Whoa...

Doctor : Your test results came in... I'm so- I'm afraid you've tested positive for HIV.
Freddie : Whoa.

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Paul Rodgers should play Freddie.

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's not even funny, Lester.

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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If anyone was good enough to play Freddie, it was the late River Phoenix. He was an even better actor than Johnny Depp but he's dead...:( He was one of the best actors to ever grace the world but he didn't live long enough to reach his full potential. George Lucas once said "No legend or fiction could ever live up to the reality of River Phoenix". Though he didn't look much like Freddie, he had the heart, soul and talent to do it. Well there's no point in talking about River Phoenix now...
Anyway, I personally think that Johnny Depp playing Freddie would be pretty good, he's the best living actor to pull off the job. But how close that is to truth is anybody's guess. Who would direct the film? How would they pay Depp? A Freddie Mercury biopic would be wonderful but I feel that it's a dream that will take some more time to be realized. But hey, that's just me, always skeptical.


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Posted: 11 Jan 07, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FFFFFF> The Invisible Man wrote:

As for Johnny Depp's appearance, I really believe he could master both the 70s Freddie and the 80s Freddie...and maybe even Freddie in 1991...

I do believe that Depp would have to work his ass off with capturing Freddie's accent and his basic gestures that we all remember him for...but I'm sure he'd do just fine. However, I question Johnny Depp's ability in singing...can he sing at all? Does anybody know if he's any good?


I agree, but i think the biggest problem is going to be the lost of weight to incarnate the last 2 years of Freddie´s life. This could be physically exausting (Tom Hanks did it for "Philadelphia").

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Posted: 12 Jan 07, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who is better to play Freddie?
Himself.
But sadly, you know, he's dead now...


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Posted: 20 Jan 07, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

uumm...im in love in love w/ nikki sixx, but no. i still think that johnny depp should play teh role.


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