Re: Who would you want to star as Dale Barbara in the movie?
Originally Posted by moonbeam66
No, I'm pretty sure he's a vet of the second Iraq war. The incidents he talks about or that are mentioned in the book, make me think so. Second, it fits in better with the relationship between him and Cox considering Cox' rank and the time that has passed since Barbie was in the Army. "20 years ago" just doesn't fit in in my opinion. Barbie retired as a Captain (though I just came across the line where Cox addresses him as Lieutenant), and I don't get the impression it was all THAT long ago, so I picture him in his thirties. He also thinks that he would consider having a relationship with Rose if only she was a few years younger. So if he's really a first gulf war vet, that line of thought would make him look pretty stupid -because I think Rose is her 50s or maybe late 40s? If he was a first gulf war vet, Rose would be EXACTLY the right age for him. (Unless he was a bit of a chauvinist and of the opinion that men need younger women which I don't think is the case.)
Nope, Barbie is young and cute. I have nothing against Bruce Willis but when I think of Barbie, I picture the young Army officers I've known, not a middle-aged (or past it!) balding man. Sorry. And really, even IF Brabie was a firt gulf war vet (which I don't think he is), Bruce Willis would be too old.
We need to find new screen heroes because Bruce Willis just can't do it anymore.
Well, Willis has been balding since he was younger than most, but that's beside the point. All your points are excellent. I think the studio should hire you as a consultant! Awesome!