lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Why do they use Nobodys?
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 05-17-2002, 12:02 AM   #1
JediGhost[SITH]
 
JediGhost[SITH]'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: I live infront of my PC...
Posts: 556
Question Why do they use Nobodys?

In most of the Star Wars films you will notice that most of the actors are nobodys (No one famous, that is).. Except for Harrison Ford.

Why is this!? I don't get it... I think it does add a tiny unique twist to it, but why??
JediGhost[SITH] is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 12:06 AM   #2
Zaarin
Rookie
 
Zaarin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 167
Harrison Ford wasn't famous when he started with Star Wars.

There are two reasons I can think of.

1. Cost of hiring the actors

2. People often have ideas associated with famous people. Imagine sticking Sylvestor Stallone or Meg Ryan in it.


Trying to get dig.mixnmojo.com back up.
Zaarin is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 12:38 AM   #3
Fett_72
 
Fett_72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: CANADA
Posts: 28
I'd lob my Pepsi at the screen if I had to watch Freddi Prinze Jr as Anakin, that's why


Fett_72 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 12:43 AM   #4
Darth Iroel
 
Darth Iroel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Rave Land
Posts: 147
Samuel Jackson and Natalie portman are famous anyway....


- under costruction - |I just feel thinking abou something just like this on teh moment|
Darth Iroel is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 12:57 AM   #5
Zindell
Insert Custom Title Here
 
Zindell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,167
yeah well so was alec guiness it depends. When it comes to main role you dont want a known actor they want you to really feel for the certain character as others have mentioned.

Lucas wants you to see Mark Hamill and think Luke Skywalker right away not try to put their face to something else.
Zindell is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 02:21 AM   #6
TrUeFoRcE
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: ny
Posts: 402
im glad they use nobodys.....who wants to see the same faces staring in the same movies over and over.....this way u can picture these actors as star wars actors not just actors who also had roles in star wars.......its much better this way ide hate to see other famous people in the movie because it would cloud their parts in star wars....imagine nsync or whoever they planned on having in there was in the movie i along with every other star wars fan would be pissed....even if they had big parts there other activities have led us to hate them and would have hated them in the movie....this way they can start fresh with new people....
TrUeFoRcE is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 01:10 PM   #7
darthrecon
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1
From what I read in George's Time magazine interview about 2 weeks ago, he stated something to the effect that he didn't want people to think "oh, there's 'so-and-so' playing Anakin", but rather wanted people to be immersed totally with the characters themselves, not the stars playing them.
darthrecon is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 01:17 PM   #8
Vader10
 
Vader10's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 43
I agree with using nobodys. Right now you have people pissing and groaning about the kid in Ep I and Hayden not portraying their view of what Anakin should be after they see the movie. If Lucas used a known actor, you would have people pissing and growing about them not portraying their view of the character BEFORE they see the movie.

Also, I take Samuel L as an example. Everytime I see him, I still think of Pulp Fiction.


-LDV
Vader10 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 03:35 PM   #9
Jedi_Prophecy
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Eire
Posts: 14
Well you can't really say at all that nobodies were used in all the main roles. Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmuid, Samuel L Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Liam Neeson in Ep1. All these ppl were famous before SW roles. Aswell as that, did anyone notice willow in ep1 sitting next to Watto in the pod race? Anyone notice Obi-wan pulling a mind trick on Mouse from the Matrix??????????


You must feel the Force around you
Jedi_Prophecy is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 03:45 PM   #10
Zindell
Insert Custom Title Here
 
Zindell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,167
yeah prophecy most people noticed, but it's the main character that's truly the center of discussion. None of the main charaters have made it BIG. I mean I see ewan macgregor and think trainspotting and thats all. not big, Did you also know that the actor that played wedge was his uncle? someone called in a favor jk. I mean picture having someone like Leonardo DiCaprio as your Anakin and Brad Pitt as Obi-Wan. You wouldn't be able to get yourself immersed in the story line as you do because you keep saying I know this isn't at all the slightest bit possible cuz that's brad Pitt he's in everything now.

The movies wouldn't be the same and do as well as they do if they didn't use nobodys.
Zindell is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-17-2002, 04:07 PM   #11
GidionTheDead
 
GidionTheDead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Germany, Earth, Outer Rim Territories
Posts: 199
Quote:
Aswell as that, did anyone notice willow in ep1 sitting next to Watto in the pod race?
Oh really? Now quess who was playing Wicket...


Take this, Jedi! Oh, no. What am I saying!
GidionTheDead is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Star Wars > Prequel Trilogy > Why do they use Nobodys?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 AM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.