Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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I'm Ready for My Close-up Mister DeMille

The poll is about an imaginery scenario in which you are asked to make some major decisions about a movie that is being produced. Investors have put up a lot of cash and they want this to be a big summer blockbuster. They select you to make all the big decisions.


Poll #970962 Movie producer

Imagine that you are a movie producer about to cast a major movie. (It's whatever kind of movie you decide: epic, comedy, romance, etc.) Who do you choose for the lead male role?

Same scenario. Who do you cast for the female lead?

What kind of movie would you like to make?

Action/adventure
4(6.2%)
Mystery/thriller
12(18.8%)
Comedy
14(21.9%)
Romance (includes romantic comedy)
9(14.1%)
Horror
5(7.8%)
Science fiction
4(6.2%)
Fantasy
5(7.8%)
Historical piece (including biography)
5(7.8%)
Other
6(9.4%)

Your financial backers decide that the movie will be an action-adventure flick (a big summer blockbuster.) They say that you can only pick one of the actors listed below for the male lead. Who do you select?

Johnny Depp
25(37.3%)
Brad Pitt
2(3.0%)
Tom Hanks
6(9.0%)
Tom Cruise
1(1.5%)
George Clooney
4(6.0%)
Jake Gyllenhaal
17(25.4%)
Orlando Bloom
6(9.0%)
Mark Wahlberg
2(3.0%)
Clive Owen
4(6.0%)

Same scenario as the previous question. Who do you select from the list of actresses below for the lead female role?

Angelina Jolie
10(14.9%)
Reese Witherspoon
7(10.4%)
Charleze Theron
5(7.5%)
Helen Mirren
2(3.0%)
Hillary Swank
4(6.0%)
Halle Berry
3(4.5%)
Kiera Knightley
11(16.4%)
Jodie Foster
10(14.9%)
Cate Blanchett
15(22.4%)

There's a villian/bad guy in this flick and your financiers say that you can select someone from the list below. Who do you choose?

Jack Nicholson
15(22.4%)
Anthony Hopkins
12(17.9%)
Christopher Walken
19(28.4%)
Geoffrey Rush
8(11.9%)
Ian McKellen
13(19.4%)

You select someone from the previous list, but there's someone else you really wish you could have chosen. Who is it? (If you're happy with your choice above, then say so.)

There's a supporting role for a buddy or mentor to your heros. The financiers say you can pick one of the following actors/actresses. Who do you select?

Sean Connery
17(26.6%)
Judi Dench
12(18.8%)
William H. Macy
2(3.1%)
Allison Janney
4(6.2%)
Steve Carrell
12(18.8%)
Queen Latifah
7(10.9%)
Paul Giamatti
4(6.2%)
Toni Collette
6(9.4%)

The financiers want to make sure that this picture is Oscar material and insist that one of the following big names direct the picture. Who do you choose from this list?

Ron Howard
9(13.6%)
Clint Eastwood
6(9.1%)
Peter Jackson
18(27.3%)
Steven Spielberg
16(24.2%)
Martin Scorsece
17(25.8%)
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