Please tell me this isn't a game that only I play. I love watching movies and saying, "hmm, no, he's just not right." "she's too thin." "he's too short." Besides, if for no other reason than practicality, it makes it a lot easier to envision your characters when you have a star all picked out. And so, without further ado, I present the list of stars I've figured out.
Monty is a sub-character of the novels I co-wrote with Nina Hansen, and will someday be the main character of another book we intend to co-write. He thinks he's six foot, but he's not. He thinks he's handsome, he is. He thinks he's intelligent, he has his moments. He thinks he's talented, which he is, but never has the patience to really get good. He's funny, sarcastic, debonair, and a smashing pilot. (literally) All said, a fun character who would need a fun actor to play him; James Marsden.
Peter was from the co-written novels afore mentioned, my lead character. Big, blonde, handsome. Tan skin, blue, blue eyes. Spitfire pilot, rugby star, oxford student. Full of boyish enthusiasm, but strong with the traits of a true leader. He was the hero of the men who served under him, a good listener, soft lover, and faithful friend. He had the heart of a lion, never one to give up or show weakness. He was a tragic character, one who had lost everything. And, of all the characters I've ever written I like him the best. He is, by far, my favorite, and so, he has been the one who it has taken the longest to find an actor for. I think that Chris Hemsworth could do it. He's tall, muscular, blonde with blue, blue eyes. He has a countenance that can laugh and be soft or turn to hardest iron in a moment. He has the ability to be a tremendous leader, but also a gentle man.
About a year and a half ago I wrote a novel called "Strike In The Dark" for NaNoWriMo. It was an action novel, set in the middle east in the 80s. Now, at the time my arabic knowledge was kind of lousy, so without a complete overhaul, the novel will never be seen by human eyes for fear of my complete ignorance being a spectacle for all the world to see. Unfortunate, but true. However, the main character, one Mark Kendall, was brilliant. He was a vietnam vet with a dark past and a heart of ice. Now an FBI agent he was ruethless. Nothing could stop him, nothing could even phase him. He's a piece of iron, but inside of his stony shell there's a soft interior. Finding an actor? Not so hard. I present to you, Hugh Jackman.
This November my novel was a tale of a futeristic america, of world domination and the saving of said world. The hero, an ordinary man. The heroine, anything but. A new breed of human, super strong and super intelligent, bred to rule, to lead. Rouge now, she fights against the powers that hold the world in her grasp. She's tall, lithe, with black hair and flashing green eyes. Sexy, but deadly. Never a dull moment, never a stop in the action. Passionate lover, faithful to the end. A black haired Eva Mendes would be her to a T.
So. If someone was to make your books into movies, who would play your characters???
I do have more of these, if you guys are interested.