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WHO SHOULD PLAY HOWARD'S FATHER ?

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Jeff Goldblum wouldn't be a bad choice. Kind of tall for Howard's dad, but genetics plays funny tricks.

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2 hours ago, HeWolf said:

Jeff Goldblum wouldn't be a bad choice. Kind of tall for Howard's dad, but genetics plays funny tricks.

We don't know his mother's height

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1 minute ago, bfm said:

We don't know his mother's height

True, and such things are unpredictable. Both of Leonard's parents are considerably taller than him. 

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8 minutes ago, HeWolf said:

True, and such things are unpredictable. Both of Leonard's parents are considerably taller than him. 

Yeah I considered bringing that up. Although part of it could be due to emotional neglect. Emotional neglect can cause various psychiatric and physical damages, it might sound pompous but it is true. Leonard actually made this hypothesis in his presentation of Sheldon, he complained that the major height difference between him and his brother could be due to (differential) nurturing.

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On 10/18/2017 at 5:33 PM, 3ku11 said:

Danny Di Vito would be funny. 

Great choice! And, they've already had Christopher Lloyd and Judd Hirsch from Taxi. Bring on DeVito!!!

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On 18/10/2017 at 7:17 PM, bfm said:

We don't know his mother's height

We got a rough idea, when we saw her walk past the kitchen door.

How about Woody Allen?

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My first choice would be nobody. My second choice would be Nathaniel Parker, third choice Matt Smith

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1 minute ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Matt Smith, of Dr. Who?

He's younger than Simon Helberg.

He could be made-up a little. Judd Hirst is in his eighties and played a man of sixtyish. 

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1 hour ago, joyceraye said:

Judd Hirst is in his eighties and played a man of sixtyish. 

I think that's a bit more plausible, than a 35 year-old playing a 55 year-old.

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In any case after Meemaw. I Think it is crucial if they are going to bring Howards Father into the fray. They need to learn from that expeirence. And get the casting right. And the writing right. 

3 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

I think that's a bit more plausible, than a 35 year-old playing a 55 year-old.

Doesen't bother me, they are acting after all. A 35 year old playing a Teenager. Like in Hannah Montana Miley's brother in real life was actually 30. But 35 and 55 I don't see a problem their. 

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On 10/18/2017 at 1:20 PM, HeWolf said:

True, and such things are unpredictable. Both of Leonard's parents are considerably taller than him. 

Maybe Leonard Dad is not his Real Father. Could be  the Milkman  lol  

On 10/29/2017 at 12:30 PM, Stephen Hawking said:

I think that's a bit more plausible, than a 35 year-old playing a 55 year-old.

Actors have been playing Characters who were much older than their actual age and vice versa in Hollywood for 70 years! No big deal as they are just acting after all. Estelle Getty character Sophia on Golden girls was 79 in Season 1 when in fact Estelle was only 62 in real life and had Red Hair! 

On 10/29/2017 at 12:13 PM, Stephen Hawking said:

Matt Smith, of Dr. Who?

He's younger than Simon Helberg.

Doesn't matter. It may work. Wh so picky? 

IOn The Jeffersons Isabella Sanford was 20 years older than her TV Husband Sherman Hemsley in real life!  On The Golden Grils Bea Arthur was older than her tV Mother Estelle Getty by a Year and a half

 

This happens all the time in Hollywood. they just have to make them look older or younger depending. 

 

On 10/29/2017 at 7:00 AM, Stephen Hawking said:

We got a rough idea, when we saw her walk past the kitchen door.

How about Woody Allen?

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He would never do a TV Show. he a Movie actor only. 

On 10/18/2017 at 1:20 PM, HeWolf said:

True, and such things are unpredictable. Both of Leonard's parents are considerably taller than him. 

Well if he had a Grandmother or Grandfather who was short he could hot his height from them. Genes works in interesting ways 

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4 hours ago, MTBigBangTheoryFan said:

He would never do a TV Show. he a Movie actor only. 

He's done some TV work, albeit not a lot, compared to his film work, but the same can be said of Billy Bob Thornton.

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Somewhere I found an article where there are two choices put forward - Ted Levine and John Lithgow. I'm not sure about either. What do you think?

Btw. I like the idea of Jeff Goldblum. :)

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As much as I love John Lithgow, I think his height makes him a poor choice for Howard’s father. 

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On 14/11/2017 at 2:24 PM, Irene said:

As much as I love John Lithgow, I think his height makes him a poor choice for Howard’s father. 

If excessive height counts against him, then Jeff Goldblum would also be unsuitable, as he is even taller than John Lithgow.

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It actually seems to me that Judd Hirsch would have been an excellent choice to play Howard's father. Better choice for that role than the role of Leonard's dad.

How about Wallace Shawn? (Vizzini) from 'The Princess Bride'.

He might be a little old, but he's actually 9 years younger than Judd Hirsch.

 

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My personal choices would be Danny Di Vito or Jeff Goldblum. I Think either would be perfect for the role.

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