What actor could pull off playin Lan?

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  1. MELKER

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    If they would make a tv-serie or a movie about "Wheel of time" who could pull off playing Lan?
     
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    Christian Bale
     
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    too short Lan is about 6'8 -7 feet tall + Bale does not have sharp enough features.
     
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    He doesn't have that weathered warrior look either.
     
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    Liam Neeson.

    He have perferted the guardian role, which seems to be the only character he ever plays in, quite well. He can also be ruthlessly effective as seen in Taken

    Plus he have the age, which Bale don't and the height at 6' 4" (1.93 m)
     
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    Neeson is too fatherly and "nice" looking lol
     
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    Before I had seen "Taken" I would agree with you on both points. Now I will only accede that he may be looking too kind.
     
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    He still looks fatherly and nice as an appearance. His actions in Taken are just something that takes it away.
     
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    Liam Neeson was the first to come to mind for me as well.

    Sorry, Met. ;)
     
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    Sure he comes to mind, but he still doesn't make the final cut. Lan has a face of stone (as said multiple times). A weathered face but unlined.
     
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    Sorry, Met, but Liam's the man for that job.
     
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    Yes because he truly has that weathered unlined face of stone.....

    He has everything else....except the looks lol

    If they can do a god job of using make up to chance his face then I'll accept him. It's not about apologising to me, but whether he looks like Lan or not lol
     
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    Is there some reference to this in the books that I missed. I know he's tall, but that could be anything over 5'10".
     
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    No, it's about whether he can pull off the role or not. Performance is always more important than looks.
     
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    I'm not saying he can't act the role, it's just that when I watch him....well his face just isn't Lan >_<

    He is the typecast of the mentor/fatherly type person.
     
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    Gerard Butler from 300.
     
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    Yea, he could do it. He's only 6'1, but there's nothing a few camera tricks and ignoring certain things can't fix. He just needs to keep his serious face mode on lol
     
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    Lan acts as Rand's mentor early in the series, and most actors perform best when they are removed from the roles into which they are typecast. If you doubt that, watch Alec Guinness and John Mills in Tunes of Glory. Each gives the performance of his life.
     
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    I don't doubt that. I'm just saying I would feel somewhat uncomfortable with him playing Lan, because he's not visually there. He's well suited for the role in every other way.
     
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    And the rest of us aren't uncomfortable and no one is likely to bother catering to your whims anyway.