Re: RARA-AVIS: Perfect Casting

Ned Fleming (
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:58:18 GMT

Bill Crider wrote:

>I don't know how many fans of Stephen Hunter's books about Bob the Nailer we
>have here, but I just read that Keanu Reeves has signed to star as Bob in a
>movie called SHOOTER, based on POINT OF IMPACT. Another example of
>Hollywood's genius when it comes to casting a movie. Keanu fits my image of
>Bob almost exactly.

I see Bill Crider has a sense of the absurd. I rewatched Branagh's interpretation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" this last weekend. Reeves' Valley Girl accent slathered like ersatz Grey Poupon from Sam's Club on top of Elizabethan English was just barely short of a Jerry Lewis performance. At least Michael Keaton realized he was making a fool of himself and played it to the hilt.

Bob the Nailer, indeed. That would take someone with the stature of a Glen Campbell or a Jerry Reed.

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