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Wouldve been so much better with Jack Nicholson.


Ford was okay, but this role was taylor made for Jack.

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I have to disagree. I was watching it tonight, and although I love Jack, Harrison was great.

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Think of Jack, and how he transformed in The Shining. And how his transformation in The Mosquito Coast would've been so much better than Ford's.

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Then people would be bitching and moaning that Jack played the same character that he did in The Shining.
Ford was perfect for the role.

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Nah, he would have been to overtly cold and menacing. Harrison Ford is disarmingly warm; it's hard to see the danger underneath.

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Is they ever make a remake, I thought Bill Paxton would be a great choice.

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Adding another name to the list, I think Chris Cooper's John Laroche character in Adaptation was a variation on Allie Fox.

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Harrison was perfect for this, his mannerisms worked perfectly for how this guy was supposed to be. Jack is a great actor but would have never worked with him. On a side note I loved this until they have to leave their village, the movie seems to fall apart much like their lives at that point. It just isnt as interesting after that point.

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Or Bill Pullman. And the crazy he gets the more his eyes cross.

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kubrick allowed jack to be that awesome character in the shining, harrison was amazing in this, I can't see it being played any better



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Harrison Ford was originally considered for the role of Jack Torrance in The Shining. After reading the book, I believe that Ford would have suited the role better than Nicholson

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