It’s official now. Liam Neeson has turned into the most recognizable doppelganger of the 21st century. The social media has been on an over-drive since the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro. The striking facial similarity between Castro and Liam Neeson is an amusing thing nonetheless. Does that mean we will see a Fidel Castro biopic starring Liam Neeson very soon?
What are the chances of seeing Liam Neeson in Fidel Castro biopic?
The chances of seeing Liam Neeson as Fidel Castro on screen is very high. Always a favorite with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Billie August and Jan De Bont, Neeson could well be the top contender to play the role of Lider Maximo very soon.
Liam Neeson is not a stranger to popularity and rewards. The Irish actor rose to prominence in Hollywood with a politically-explosive film on the Holocaust. As Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List Liam Neeson delivered one of the most awe-inspiring performances in the 90s. While he earned an Oscar nomination in 1993 for the Best Actor, Schindler’s List went on to win the Oscar Award for the Best Film the same year.
Of all the people who are sad at the news of Fidel Castro's death, I'm going to guess that Liam Neeson's agent is pretty much the least. pic.twitter.com/4Y4bjr0aXE
— Andrew Beaumont (@DrBeauBeaumont) November 26, 2016
Why should Liam Neeson play Fidel Castro?
Liam Neeson has played many diverse roles on screen. He is looked upon by most actors as a method artist. The Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn made Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace highest grossing movie in 1999. Characters like Ra’s al Ghul, Dr. Martin Harris, Phango, Bryan Mills and John Ottway have been etched eternally in the minds of his fans.
And now, playing Fidel Castro is the perfect signature role reserved exclusively for Liam Neeson, only if some director pounces on the opportunity.
Will Liam Neeson do justice to Castro’s persona in Fidel Castro biopic?
Liam Neeson is a very “safe” actor to work with. However, his political comments haven’t gone done well with many Catholics in Northern Ireland. His narration in a video for the Amnesty International irked pro-life activists who urged fans to boycott Liam’s movie.
Liam’s stance on gun laws in America haven’t been escaped retribution from his sponsors and producers either. Following his comment on US gun laws as “disgrace”, country’s top arms manufacturers PARA USA revoked its commitment made with the producers of the Taken series. Given his brush with controversy, Liam Neeson is indeed the perfect doppelganger to play Fidel Castro on screen. Fans are definitely awaiting a news on the Fidel Castro biopic very soon.
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