What other actor would you have picked for Riggan?


I know Michael Keaton killed it as Riggan, but following the movie's whole theme about being washed up who else would you have cast for Riggan? My picks are as follows:

Tom Berenger
Nicolas Cage
John Cusack
Brendan Fraser
Christopher Reeve (if he were still alive and didn't have the accident)

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The role of Riggan required an actor who can give a performance that would be in automatic contention for Best Actor, but who had a past association with a superhero role.

That makes for a pretty short list! I suppose you could put Robert Downey Jr. on it as well as Keaton, but his bosses at Marvel might object and I doubt he'd want to admit he was old enough for the role. Michael Fassbender might have the talent and the underlying hint of crazy, but he's just too young.




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Val Kilmer probably

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Jim Carrey.

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