They Woulda Been Big Back Then...or Today - Page 2
John C Riley would have had a few leading roles in the early 30's. He just has that type of face for some reason.
Josh Holloway would have been Don Johnson big in the 80's, probably staring in bad movies as a tough guy bartender, or hot shot detective.
I think Claudia Cardinale would have a been popular international actress today. I'd see her as playing a Bond girl or having a career on par with someone like Marion Cottillard.
I'm still waiting for a Goldmanesque script that really utilises Clooney and Pitts epic chemistry. The Oceans films touched on it, but they need a real two hander to let just the both of them bounce off each other for two hours. Their Butch & Sundance or Sting.
Whatever you think of Wayne's merits as an actor it can't be denied that he was extremely lucky to carve a niche out in the 30's and ride that bitch all the way to being an icon.
I'd like to also further say that if you don't think Tom Hanks would have had Jimmy Stewart's career I don't think you're worth talking to.
John C. Reilly would be getting solid roles in the mid to late 70's of the Ned Beatty/Jack Warden variety.
No doubt in my mind Steve McQueen would be huge now.
Bryan Cranston would do fairly well in the early 70's in Gene Hackman or Warren Oates type roles.