Would Bruce Willis make a good Lex Luthor

#1 Posted by constocorp (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Willis was recently asked this question and i was just wondering what people thought about him being Lex in maybe Batman/Superman or the JLA movie or something.

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#2 Edited by Perezite (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Willis was recently asked this question and i was just wondering what people thought about him being Lex in maybe Batman/Superman or the JLA movie or something.

Post opinions below

YIPPE KAI-AY...MOTHERFUCKING KRYPTONIAN!

#3 Posted by RustyRoy (12670 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd prefer Ralph Fiennes, he looks handsome and very powerful.

#4 Posted by constocorp (28 posts) - - Show Bio

@perezite: Hahaha thats the way it should be in the movie

#5 Posted by SuperEnd (89 posts) - - Show Bio

#6 Edited by Justthatkid (3846 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Bruce willis is a good actor but I'd rather go for a younger Lex.

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#7 Posted by Xwraith (18054 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Bruce willis is a good actor but I'd rather go for a younger Lex.

I guess that puts Patrick Stewart out of the question.

#8 Posted by Justthatkid (3846 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: Not really just saying what I would like.

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#9 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Lord, no. Being bald isn't the only prerequisite for Luthor.

#10 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

His acting doesn't fit the part, but his looks sure do!

#11 Edited by WIshIWasSuperman (1351 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say based on Looks - sure (although he's maybe a bit old?).

His movies historically though don't have him in a role like that - he's generally an action based actor. Of course if the idea is to have him battle it out with Supe's on some Kryptonite powered steroid rage or in his battle armor - it could be workable. I'm actually really unsure who I'd like to see as Lex Luthor in a Superman film. It might even be a good idea to go outside the big names and find someone unique to the role. Or get Michael Rosenbaum. IMO he's been the best one yet overall.

For the record (as in before anyone starts flaming me) Gene Hackman was great, but the Lex character he played wasn't true to modern comics at all and that style doesn't fit anymore, but doesn't mean he didn't do ana mazing job with what he was given - he was just a bit to "weak" IMO, and lacked the strategical nature that the Lex I know has. I think the Lex played by Michael Rosenbaum was perfect and he did an amazing job - that's all.

#12 Posted by Black_Claw (2987 posts) - - Show Bio

Clancy Brown. The guy has over a decades worth of experience playing Lex as a voice actor and on top of that, he has shown to be a competent live action actor as well. Just have him shave his hair and we've got our Lex for a new generation.

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#13 Edited by tupiaz (2183 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@justthatkid said:

I think Bruce willis is a good actor but I'd rather go for a younger Lex.

I guess that puts Patrick Stewart out of the question.

I think he would be ideal for the role.

#14 Posted by sinestro_GL (3143 posts) - - Show Bio

YIPPI KAY YAY MOTHAFUCKA

BUT...no...Willis is too old now.

#15 Edited by drgnx (3564 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

Dear Lord, no. Being bald isn't the only prerequisite for Luthor.

#16 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3088 posts) - - Show Bio

lol no, Willis is ok as far as acting and Lex doesn't suit him well IMO opinion anyway.

I'd say based on Looks - sure (although he's maybe a bit old?).

His movies historically though don't have him in a role like that - he's generally an action based actor. Of course if the idea is to have him battle it out with Supe's on some Kryptonite powered steroid rage or in his battle armor - it could be workable. I'm actually really unsure who I'd like to see as Lex Luthor in a Superman film. It might even be a good idea to go outside the big names and find someone unique to the role. Or get Michael Rosenbaum. IMO he's been the best one yet overall.

For the record (as in before anyone starts flaming me) Gene Hackman was great, but the Lex character he played wasn't true to modern comics at all and that style doesn't fit anymore, but doesn't mean he didn't do ana mazing job with what he was given - he was just a bit to "weak" IMO, and lacked the strategical nature that the Lex I know has. I think the Lex played by Michael Rosenbaum was perfect and he did an amazing job - that's all.

I really like Rosembaum as well I thought he did an awesome job.

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#17 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

Ew god no!

#18 Posted by JetiiMitra (8611 posts) - - Show Bio

No. I can imagine it but I can't see it.

#19 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

He definitely has the arrogance part down.

#20 Edited by kriminal (646 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he passes as intellectual enough. its because he does them die hard and red movies, so I see him as that kind of character. kevin spacy does some deep movies and I thought he did good, despite the movie sucking. Bruce willis would be a better baron zemo. I don't know what he looks like unmasked though.

#21 Posted by Squalleon (4608 posts) - - Show Bio

He definitely has the arrogance part down.

LOL but he doesn't have the acting ability required to be Lex Luthor.
Luthor is probably the most complicated DC villian, as great as Joker is his motives are simple and every move of his is justified with the poor excuse that he is "Super-sane".

Luthor on the other hand is probably the smartest man alive, a guy with messiah complex whose first doubts of his superiority came when he looked at the eyes of a god-like being raised on earth. He is a business man, a con-man, a BAD man when he wants to be. Someone whose whole life was dedicated to prove that he is the greatest being on earth. Luthor is like Superman, he represents a part of us, and in this case the part of fear,ego and jealousy. And i don't think Willis has what it takes to present this character in the big screen.

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#22 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@squalleon said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

He definitely has the arrogance part down.

LOL but he doesn't have the acting ability required to be Lex Luthor.

Luthor is probably the most complicated DC villian, as great as Joker is his motives are simple and every move of his is justified with the poor excuse that he is "Super-sane".

Luthor on the other hand is probably the smartest man alive, a guy with messiah complex whose first doubts of his superiority came when he looked at the eyes of a god-like being raised on earth. He is a business man, a con-man, a BAD man when he wants to be. Someone whose whole life was dedicated to prove that he is the greatest being on earth. Luthor is like Superman, he represents a part of us, and in this case the part of fear,ego and jealousy. And i don't think Willis has what it takes to present this character in the big screen.

I feel you're type-casting Bruce Willis a bit there, which is fine, but he can still play the more reserved character. His role in the Wrong Man was very, very good, and if he brings that same kind of intimidating patience to the role, I think he could certainly pull Luthor off.

Whatever happens with Lex, as long as he's not obsessed with real estate, I'm happy.

#23 Edited by Squalleon (4608 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt said:

Whatever happens with Lex, as long as he's not obsessed with real estate, I'm happy.

LOL. I admit that i know Willis only from his action movies that's where i am judging him from. He looks the part, he has the arroant smirk in his face but I don't know if he is a good actor to be honest.

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#24 Posted by The_jackolantern (445 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Willis is a fucking lazy actor.just watch that kevin smith Q and A.

#25 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_jackolantern said:

Bruce Willis is a fucking lazy actor.just watch that kevin smith Q and A.

It's Kevin Smith. To use the words "untalented egotistical douchebag" would be a compliment to him.

#26 Edited by Knightfall225 (1989 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Strong For Lex

#27 Posted by TDK_1997 (14891 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he is a bad actor but I don't think he can pull off the role of Lex Luthor.

#28 Posted by Ryagan (836 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh...no. I say Mark Strong would be a better pick.

#29 Posted by RetconCrisis (3838 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that his acting doesn't fit someone who is highly aware of his own extremely high intelligence and is a cunning but mad genius. Bruce Willis is more of the actor for a BA action hero with more street smarts than book smarts. Just because he's bald and looks like the character in Injustice Gods Among Us doesn't necessarily mean he could be Lex.

#30 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

clancy brown. bruce willis is old, tired and only in for the paycheck.

#31 Posted by Bruxae (13829 posts) - - Show Bio

He certainly looks the part but his acting style is not right for the part.

#32 Edited by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Too old.

#33 Posted by Saren (25671 posts) - - Show Bio

Bryan Cranston or bust.

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