Actor to play top tennis players in a movie about their life

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  1. tenniswriter

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    Who would you choose for:

    Federer
    Nadal
    Djokovic
    Murray
    Sampras
    Lendl
    Borg
    Connors
    McEnroe
     
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  2. Maximagq

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    Murray- Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spiderman
     
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    Adrien Brody
     
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    has anybody seen wimbledon the movie how is it
     
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    Federer: Noah Wyle / Ashton Kutcher
    Nadal: Antonio Banderas / George Clooney
    Djokovic: The guy that played Screech in Saved by the Bell
    Murray: As already said, Andrew Garfield (dead ringer).
    Sampras: Adam Carolla
    Lendl: Jim Caviezel
    Borg: Patrick Swayze / Vigo Mortensen
    Connors: I honestly have no idea
    McEnroe: Bill Murray
     
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    Federer- Leo DiCaprio ( I honestly think he could pull it off) or maybe even Bradley Cooper
    Nadal- a fit Javier Bardem.
    Djokovic- Aziz Ansari for the LOLz
    Murray- Andrew Garfield
    Gulbis- Michael Shannon
    Fred Perry- Benedict Cumberbatch
     
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    HAHA!

    I was watching a celebrity roast and some guy told Adam Carolla "have some dignity and stick to radio. You look like Pete Sampras with down syndrome"
     
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    In an ideal world, Patrick Swayze would make the perfect Federer. R.I.P.
     
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    Is that the one with Kirsten Dunst? If so, it sucked. Didn't have anything to do with tennis really. Just a romance movie about a journeyman only being able to play well if Kirsten Dunst is watching, while Kirsten Dunst is a top player who reacts the opposite way and starts losing because she's distracted by her relationship with the guy.
     
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    It was such shiate. Saw it on an airplane and it completely ruined my flight.
     
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    LMFAO. Yeah, I saw that too. It was the great Greg Giraldo, who passed away from prescription meds / alcohol overdose 3 years ago. RIP, he was the best roaster ever. If you have a chance search for Greg Giraldo Roast on youtube, there are a lot of videos. One of the best is from the roast to Flavor Flav. :)
     
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    They must sell that in a 2 DVD pack with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants near the tampon section at the supermarket. :)
     
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    Federer - Jared Padalecki
    Nadal - Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    Djokovic - Adrien Brody
    Murray - yes, Andy Garfield
    Sampras - George Clooney
    Lendl - Willem Dafoe
    Borg - Federer can play him. Leo diCaprio
    Connors - Liam Neeson (too tall though)
    McEnroe - Owen Wilson, haha! ''you can not be serious!''
     
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    Oh snap it was Greg. Wow. :shock: That roast was so long ago I had forgotten, but yeah I watched a lot of Greg's stuff. Greg was also great at stand-up. Was very sad about hearing about his death. I think his career was finally taking off for good.
     
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    Yeah, I was a big fan too. Sad to see him go at such an early age. I used to watch him all the time on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn in Comedy Central, with Jim Norton (another hilarious guy), Patrice O'Neal (also RIP) and others.

    There is a legendary episode where Greg calls out Dennis Leary on something stupid he said, and then Dennis starts acting like a tool and attempts to make fun of Greg but it backfires and Greg ends up pwning him to the delight of the audience. Look it up, it's on YouTube.
     
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    :lol:

    ..paraphrasing

    Dennis Leary: A peaceful way to handle a conflict with a country(North Korea) that hates us and has weapons pointed at us? I don't think so

    GG: You're right. Like Russia. That huge Russian war for example.


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    You know if Leary had just smiled at that and played cool like a good sport, he wouldn't be hated by everyone. Pretty petty stuff for a comedian to be honest. Most of them can handle the heat.
     
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  18. Forehand Of Doom

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    Yes, that one! That great Russian war. :lol:
     
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    This one's obvious.
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    Right on the money! Ka-ching!:)
     
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    Stifler!!!
     
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    Del Potro- Javier Bardem/BJ Novak
    Federer- Mark Ruffalo
    Murray- James Marsden
    Nadal- Taylor Lautner/Josh Hartnet
    Djokovic- Joseph Gordon Levitt? (Hard one)
    McEnroe- Jesse Eisenberg
    Sampras- Adrian Grenier
    Agassi- Colin Farrell
    Lendl- Bill Murray
    Borg- Alexander Skarsgard
    Safin- James Franco
    Roddick- Sean William Scott
     
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  23. PhrygianDominant

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    These ones are great

    This I don't understand
     
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    Nadal - this young actor from the movie 'Viva Cuba' who bears an uncanny resemblance to Nadal.

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    Taylor Lautner will be more convincing playing Somdev Devvarman and Will Ferrell may be a better choice for Sampras :)
     
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    becomes Tomas Berdych as an adult.:)
     
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    Federer: Keanu Reeves
    Nadal: Russell Crowe
    Djokovic: Jason Statham
     
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    Mark Ruffalo for Federer is understandable, Mark looks like he could cry at any moment.

    I would choose Tom Cruise for Federer though - arrogant, self righteous & smug.
     
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    LMAO. Spot on.
     
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    Jimmy Connors is Jimmy Connors in Jimmy Connors - The World in Five.
     
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    Federer = Morgan Freeman

    Troicki = Robert Downey Jnr

    Nadal = Penelope Cruz
     
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    Lol, that's perfect!
     
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    'Jimmys World'..the new motion picture released by 20th century Connors.

    starring jimmy Connors as jimmy Connors who also features as special guest star jimmy Connors playing himself (jimmy Connors). :neutral:
     
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    Borat would only have to shave his moustache off to be an exact replica of Djokovic
     
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  37. Forehand Of Doom

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    Actually, Djokovic could also be played by either Robert DeNiro or Sean Penn, as both can have a smug cocky quality. Djokovic's dad actually resembles DeNiro physically quite a bit.

    It's true Stiffler is an exact teplica of Roddick. His character also fits Roddick's persona of rowdy college frat boy.

    Clint Eastwood could play Lendl. Both of them have stoic expressions.
     
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    Best one yet. Add the stiffler/roddick picture and your 5/5!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Federer - Noah Wyle, maybe Robert Pattinson or even James Franco
    Nadal - Taylor Lautner, or maybe Gael Garcia Bernal if you want acting chops
    Djokovic - Screech or Joseph Gordon Levitt for acting chops
    Murray - Andrew Garfield
    Sampras - Young: Adrian Grenier, current: an in-shape Jon Favreau (not gonna happen)
    Lendl - Current: Christopher Walken or Liam Neeson, not sure about the young version
    Borg - Young: Skarsgard or Viggo Mortensen, Current: A cleaned-up Nick Nolte or Dolph Lundgren ;)
    Connors - young:Nick Swardson (with the hair from Bucky Larson), Current: Michael J Fox.
    McEnroe - young: Jesse Eisenberg, current: Bill Murray
     
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    Nadal - Jared Padalecki.
    Federer - Keanu Reeves.
     
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    Federer- Sunny Deol

    Murray- Vijaykanth
     
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    Ferrer can be animated by Pixar (Shrek's Prince Charming).


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    Dude ... if you didn't already know, Sunny Deol is the finest actor that India ever produced.


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    Umm... no.
     
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    Mark Wahlberg for Nadal and take a movie like "Invincible"
     
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    That Sunny Deol guy scratched my tablet screen with his shoulder hairs. And, ironically, the screen is made of Gorilla Glass. :lol:
     
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    Doom ... ROFL X 10,000! But let me tell you, he's the choice of a majority of 1 billion Indian people. So many of them can't be wrong, can they? :)

    Also, Indian women are crazy about Sunny Deol's hair :)

     
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  49. ksbh

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    Why not, OD?

     
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    Aren't most of these actors too old, assuming that the movie would cover a lot of the players' competitive years?
     
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