This is one of those entirely self-indulgent and nonsensical posts, but I was wondering who I would want to play me in a movie. Instead of focusing on actors who look like me or maybe have similar mannerisms, I picked actors who I enjoy, are close to me in age, and who I think in various ways represent my personality.
The candidates to play me are:
Why? He can likely portray my nerdiness while still being funny. Plus, his star is on the rise, so he would be a big box office draw.
Why? With The Sure Thing, Better Off Dead, and the classic Say Anything, John Cusack has already played me, or played a version of myself, just as he's no doubt played versions of countless other men who grew up in the 80s. And this was before he did High Fidelity, and anyone who was the lead in that movie would definitely nail the part of me.
Why? The sleeper pick of the bunch, Phoenix brings intangibles and an intensity to his craft that few other actors can match. Plus, he's already shown that he can pull off the biopic role.
Who would you choose to play yourself in a movie?