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what 2 actors would be good for a remake?


what 2 famous actors right now do you think would be good for the role of felix and oscar?

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Couldn't agree more.

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I agree that there should be no remake of the movie, but I would like to see a taping of the recent revival of the play with Matthew Broderick as Felix and Nathan Lane as Oscar (along with Brad Garrett as Murray, the Cop).

"And me? I go on to become a big star in Italian Westerns."

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You should check out the LA cast recording with Nathan Lane, Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) as Murray, and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) as one of the Pigeon sisters (I want to say Cecily). Matthew Broderick's not in it, but it's worth getting for Nathan Lane. His delivery of the "little notes on the pillow" speech (my favorite line in the show) is so funny I must have listened to it at least three times in a row.

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Marius:

Thanks, I found that on Amazon the other day and have already ordered it. Great minds think alike!

This is the one with David Paymer as Felix, right?

"And me? I go on to become a big star in Italian Westerns."

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Yessir! Thanks for the compliment, BTW.

Fuzzy-Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy-Wuzzy had no hair, so Fuzzy-Wuzzy changed his name to Ed Asner.

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The next time they decide to revive the play on Broadway, I think Steve Carrell would be a picture perfect Felix-IMO it's almost like he was born to play it.

Oscar is a little bit tougher. Brad Garrett wouldn't be bad but he probably doesn't have the box office appeal.

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That's what I want to see!

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Would Vince Vaughn be any good as Oscar? Although I wouldn’t like a remake. I’m still suffering from seeing the remake of The Ladykillers!

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tim allen for Oscar Madison & Brenden Frasier as felix unger

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My first choices;
Charlie Sheen - Oscar
William Macy - felix
But let's hope they don't attempt to remake this classic flick since it will just be another embarrassing remake flop.

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If we could resurrect Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon from the dead I think we'd be set.

My point is, no remake.

You can't remake perfection.

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Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer- No Wait...

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Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Wahlberg are my picks.

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Good advice

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If they did a movie of the female version, I can see Ali Larter as Florence (Felix) and Amy Smart as Olive (Oscar).

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I only like this kind of a discussion as a hypothetical.

What about Jack Black as Oscar? I am still thinking about a Felix who hasn't been mentioned.

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