There’s discussion over at Mig’s Daily Dirt about a Bobby Fischer movie and who should star as the man. Tobey Maguire not well received there; Josh Lucas and Ryan Gosling both put forward as better suggestions for looks and/or ability.

More interesting: What would be the WORST choice for playing Bobby? Remember, Bobby was tall, intense, moody, dashing, charming at times, and incipient-crazy.

So, for starters: 

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Kevin James
  • Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson from The Office)
  • Charlene Tilton*  (*I make one Charlene Tilton joke per year because Matt P laughed at the first one.)

Your nominees?

UPDATE: Matt wins, both for ingenuity and for exceptional photo editing skill.


13 thoughts on “Not-Bobby

  1. Har! Thanks for that.

    Arnold Schwarzeneger (After Spassky-Fischer, Siegen 1970, “I’ll be baaaack.”)
    Clint Howard
    Brian Dennehey
    Paul Giamatti


  2. Clint Howard! ROFL…have to have Ron Howard on board as director then!

    I humbly submit one Danny Devito.

  3. Clint Howard can at least act. I’d rather see him than Chuck Norris
    I think a fascinating choice might be Sacha Baron Cohen.

  4. HAHAHA!!! The Clint Howard “My 60 Memorable Games” cover is priceless!
    Sacha Baron Cohen…inspired! Yeah, I think so too.

  5. @regondi: You say that Clint Howard can act, but he was also in “Santa With Muscles” and “Leprechaun 2”. That’s the kind of thing that will haunt him forever.

    @Matt: Brillant!

  6. Egg – Santa with Muscles? Your knowledge of bad movies is truly impressive.

    R&R – Sacha Baron Cohen would certainly make it interesting. For that matter, who likes playing crazy more than Johnny Depp?

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