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Who should play Jim Jones in a big screen version?


My choice would be Jeffrey Combs, he really looks like him...

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I think that Josh Brolin would make a good Jim Jones

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Brolin's next big role is that of George W. Bush....Hhhhmmmmmm?

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Good call!! How about Eric Bana?

Tom Hanks? He'd be amazing.

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I know this may sound crazy but David Duchovony!

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julian clary.



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Tom Hanks? He'd be amazing.


I can't see the requisite darkness and menace to Hanks. If they were younger, I'd be tempted to say Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, or Gene Hackman. Considering looks, T.L. Jones might have been the best choice to play Jim Jones.

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Barack Obama, hands down. In fact, he's already rehearsing for the real-life role on the national level right now.



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It's always the people who say they love the Prince of Peace that let the ugliest things escape their lips (or typing fingers).

Comparing Barak Obama to Jim Jones is defamatory and wrong. A "JesusFan" should know better.

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Josh Brolin is a good call.

I'd also think Vincent D'Onofrio would be good.

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actually Obama DOES fancy himself as a Jones-ian type Messiah. Just don't drink his Kool-Aid if you know what's good for you.

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actually Obama DOES fancy himself as a Jones-ian type Messiah. Just don't drink his Kool-Aid if you know what's good for you.


I thought that he was a Muslim, not a Messiah ...

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Barack Obama, hands down. In fact, he's already rehearsing for the real-life role on the national level right now.


Well, then please don't poison our drinks to "protect us" from our next president.

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Sonny Landham the actor from Predator/48 Hours.

He not only looks like Jim Jones; but he's also just as CRAZY!!!!









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Javier Bardem

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Good choice

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Johnny Depp or Joaquin Phoenix (if he goes back to acting, I love his rap career anyway).

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Josh Brolin is a good call. I can also see Joaquin Phoenix.

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Whoopi Goldberg or Zach Galifianakis

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Sorry everyone. No one you mentioned resembled him. The closest, although he is dead now, would be Roy Orbison. He had black hair, medium tone skin, and was about 5'10" tall. He was considered very good looking by my classmates. The pictures you have seen of him are close but not like he looked standing there. I would say they did a good job with Powers Boothe but he was slender compared to Jim Jones. He was everyone's friend to get you under his power. To me he was slightly on the creepy side. I felt uneasy around him. He was a sick sadistic poor excuse for a member of the human race.

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How about Jim Carey? He'd be plenty CRAZY! Just like Jim Jones! Smokin'

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He's a little old for the role how, but I think Elias Koteas could pull it off. Too bad filmmakers don't seem to be interested in revisiting Peoples Temple.

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Darken his hair. Give him some sunglasses. BINGO.

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Well, Joaquin didn't really look like Johnny Cash and embodied that role convincingly. Why not?

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I could see Kevin Spacey pulling off the part perfectly.

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How about Josh Brolin?

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Robert Downey Jr, he not only looks like Jones but has the charisma and can even sing gospel(which Jones did all the time in his sermons) and he would chanel Jim Jones not just in looks but in voice and that commanding presence and allure, Robert Downey Jr was litteraly born to play Jim Jones

Jacks

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I agree with you, he would be the best to play Jim Jones now, but have you ever seen the movie Selena? ,Edward James Olmos the man that played Selena's father, looked a lot like Jim Jones in that movie.

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I would like to see Robert Downey JR play a villain

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