“Five Hollywood Actors That Are Excellent Stage Actors“, the title read. Sounds like potential Shakespeare connection. Let’s check it out.
“Patrick Stewart!” you scream. “Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart!”
Not on the list. The short list is written from the author’s perspective of who he personally saw on stage, and I think perhaps he was going for more of the “perhaps you didn’t know….” angle. Who doesn’t know that Patrick Stewart is an excellent stage actor?
Anyway, here’s the list : Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, Ed Norton, Denzel Washington, and Catherine Zeta Jones. I know that that Liev Schreiber’s got some Shakespeare cred, and Denzel Washington of course was in Brannagh’s Much Ado movie, but how about the others?
Or for the more interesting game, tell us what role you think they’d be perfect for. I like Ed Norton, I’m wondering how he’d do as Edmund. Makes me think of Fight Club.