Look-alike / act-alike file - Page 15
This falls kind of in both the "look-alike" category and the "act-alike" category, but Sir Alec Guinness and Jonathan Pryce. The other day I watched Brazil for the first time in a while, and I don't know if it was the physical resemblance, the mannerisms of Pryce's performance, or the movie's quasi/pseudo-1940s noirish aesthetics, but I was struck by how much Pryce reminded me of some of Guinness's mild-mannered everyman protagonists from the '40s and '50s that I'd seen recently (Last Holiday, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Man in the White Suit). Watching Brazil I couldn't help but see 1940s Alec Guinness, and thinking of those old Guinness movies I can't help but see 1980s Jonathan Pryce (or at least Sam Lowrie). It was so uncanny as soon as I noticed it. You could get a time machine and switch the actors out for each other in their movies, and they would be almost the same performances.
On the topic of things I realized watching Brazil, Jonathan Pryce is an absolutely terrific physical actor. His mannerisms and postures and facial expressions, stumbling and clambering around. It's a very physical role, and he's phenomenal in it. Seems like kind of an underrated (or at least undermentioned) element of why that movie's so great.
Yeah, I've been mildly amazed that no one's cast them as father and son somewhere, or had Rufus playing a younger McDhane in something.
Dammit, now I want a Deadwood prequel with Sewell.
...also, I watched Brides of Dracula a few days ago. I don't think I even need to elaborate on who this particular bride brought to mind.
Edited by Fraid uh noman - 9/13/15 at 10:20am
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