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If you were a casting director and the director asked you that the part is a Telly Savalas type Who

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 20:01:21    Popularity:     

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Vin Deisel. Ben Kingsley A bald person with no facial hair, fit and tall. As a CD I would have a lot more to go on then "Telly Savala

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Vin Deisel.

Ben Kingsley

A bald person with no facial hair, fit and tall.

As a CD I would have a lot more to go on then "Telly Savalas type" description. Savalas was more of a character actor then a lead - so there was a variety of roles he played. What is it about Savalas that the director is interested in? Are they interested in a bald actor with a deep gravely voice? Are they looking for someone who can play a sadistic, psychotic character or someone to play a tough, NYC detective character? Someone who gives off a 70's vibe? Are they rebooting one of Savalas's characters?

With such a limited description of what a director is looking for it's hard to make any specific recommendations at this point.

I'd audition as many really good actors as I had time for, who had been submitted through the agencies and whose resumes showed a lot of experience and many years of top-rate training.
Then I'd pick the one who seemed able to portray the role the best.
Appearance isn't really important - make-up and hair can be changed easily. Being able to assume the right demeanour and attitude is more important.

I suggest that you would watch the movie: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) where Telly Savalas got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the recidivist prisoner Feto Gomez. Then find out who can play such ruthless, no nonsense person. He is sarcastic, good at playing high end criminals or police detectives
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