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walkabout Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2020 8:15 p.m. PST
walkabout Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2020 8:25 p.m. PST
Yesthatphil20 Jun 2020 5:54 a.m. PST

Ian Holm in Time Bandits?


YogiBearMinis20 Jun 2020 5:57 a.m. PST

Kevin Spacey would have been interesting, but not likely anymore.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 6:18 a.m. PST

I have only seen two of the performances. Rod Steiger and Christian Clavier. Both, I thought, did very well. I am not familiar with many of the actors listed, But Marlo Brando and Dennis Hopper would be a hard pass for me….

14Bore20 Jun 2020 6:41 a.m. PST

I thought Rod Steiger was very good, seen a few interpretations

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

Rod Steiger with no competition, he had napoleons mood swings and shouting perfect, he also made napoleon, not a stereotype but a real person, facing the Line regiments and walking towards them, although not wholly historical the tension in his movements and hand the slight flicker in his voice, a great performance

USAFpilot20 Jun 2020 8:46 a.m. PST

I thought Rod Steiger played the part very well.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

Rod Steiger

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 9:06 a.m. PST

Steiger is my favourite as well but who could play the Emperor today?

Fanch du Leon20 Jun 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

Albert Dieudonné. He played Bonaparte and Napoléon 15 years later. He took himself for the Emperor and his last will was to be buried in Napoléon's Guard chasseur à cheval's uniform.

Darrell B D Day20 Jun 2020 9:52 a.m. PST

Jimmie Krankie

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2020 10:06 a.m. PST

I can highly recommend Ian Holm in his original portrayal for the series Napoleon & Love (1974). It covers his whole career and Ian Holm (RIP) is masterful in a rarer film and television lead role.

repaint20 Jun 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

You can take any excellent actor and use a photo-realistic portrait of the emperor to match it to the facial movements.

Deep fake technology allows you to do this (in much much better quality than what was done in Star Wars).


ConnaughtRanger21 Jun 2020 1:14 a.m. PST

Rod Steiger – simply because it winds up TMP's self-appointed Napoleonic "expert".

Imperiale01 Jul 2020 1:59 p.m. PST

Who is the expert Rod Steiger for me

von Winterfeldt02 Jul 2020 5:23 a.m. PST

Rod Steiger – though Dieudonné plays a good youn Buonaparte in the silent move.

Handlebarbleep05 Jul 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

If you substitute a Corsican accent for a Cockney one, Ray Winstone.

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