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#1 bah1214

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:30 PM

The topic has come up on the "who you would like to see on a future episode" board, about who would be good to play Neal's parents. So, who would you like to see play Neal's parents? My personal opinion, and I think the opinion of several other people is that Pierce Brosnan would be perfect for his father. Matt resembles Pierce physically. They both have the dark hair, blue eyes, nice smile and about the same build. Also, given Pierce's background playing Remington Steele, who is basically the same kind of character as Neal, he just seems like he would be a perfect fit.
Anyone who used to be a fan of Remington Steele, as I was, would probably like to see a reunion with Pierce and Stephanie Zimbalist. I think she would be good as his mother and they look like they would have a son that looks like Matt. Also, I just read something and Pierce said if the right project come along, he would like to work with her again. So, what do you think?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

The topic has come up on the "who you would like to see on a future episode" board, about who would be good to play Neal's parents. So, who would you like to see play Neal's parents? My personal opinion, and I think the opinion of several other people is that Pierce Brosnan would be perfect for his father. Matt resembles Pierce physically. They both have the dark hair, blue eyes, nice smile and about the same build. Also, given Pierce's background playing Remington Steele, who is basically the same kind of character as Neal, he just seems like he would be a perfect fit.
Anyone who used to be a fan of Remington Steele, as I was, would probably like to see a reunion with Pierce and Stephanie Zimbalist. I think she would be good as his mother and they look like they would have a son that looks like Matt. Also, I just read something and Pierce said if the right project come along, he would like to work with her again. So, what do you think?


In an interview Jeff Eastin said he'd love to get George Clooney to play Neal's father. I love George Clooney so that works for me but Pierce Brosnan is a really good choice too so I'll agree with you on that one. I don't agree about Stephanie Zimbalist though. My preference for Neal's mother would be Linda Carter. I also think that Rob Lowe would be good as Neal's dad. I'll admit he's a little young for the role but the makeup peeps could easily fix that.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:15 PM

The topic has come up on the "who you would like to see on a future episode" board, about who would be good to play Neal's parents. So, who would you like to see play Neal's parents? My personal opinion, and I think the opinion of several other people is that Pierce Brosnan would be perfect for his father. Matt resembles Pierce physically. They both have the dark hair, blue eyes, nice smile and about the same build. Also, given Pierce's background playing Remington Steele, who is basically the same kind of character as Neal, he just seems like he would be a perfect fit.
Anyone who used to be a fan of Remington Steele, as I was, would probably like to see a reunion with Pierce and Stephanie Zimbalist. I think she would be good as his mother and they look like they would have a son that looks like Matt. Also, I just read something and Pierce said if the right project come along, he would like to work with her again. So, what do you think?



I think you may get more responses on the "Who do you want to see on a future episode" thread. I know I've answered this so many times I forgot what I said!
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:35 AM

Yeah, we've had a huge discussion on this somewhere-- maybe in the Neal Caffrey thread?
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:01 PM

Linda Carter would be a great mom for Neal. Great idea.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:20 PM

I have a problem with George Clooney or Rob Lowe strictly because they don't seem old enough to be Neal's dad. Plus, I just think Matt looks so much like Pierce that he would be perfect. As far as his mom, I suggested Stephanie Zimbalist because I know what her and Pierce's chemistry is like and frankly they look like they could have produced a son that looks like Neal(Matt).

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

I don't know about George Clooney either, Pierce Bronson is okay but he don't really have Neal's father qualities. In my opinion if it's present, Patrick Dempsey could pull off the role as Neal's dad just by his hair and eyes, for his mother it would be interesting if Jeff Easton would get Helena Bonham Carter to play his mother, only because she's a good actress who can get into the role of different types of character's. If it's a flashback I would definitely change my opinion but just saying what I think would be a good mix for the present.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:08 PM

Brosnan would be great for his father; I could see him working well as either a villainous type of character, or someone more sympathetic. For his mother, I'd love to see Maria Doyle Kennedy -- she played Katherine of Aragon on The Tudors.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

Rutger Hauer could be good, too. I could buy him as a dirty cop.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:59 AM

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:31 PM

Brosnan would be great for his father; I could see him working well as either a villainous type of character, or someone more sympathetic. For his mother, I'd love to see Maria Doyle Kennedy -- she played Katherine of Aragon on The Tudors.


My niece and I have been watching old reruns of Remington Steele on Hulu and I can't believe the similarities between Neal(Matt) and Remington(Pierce). She asked me if they based Neal on the Remington Steele character. The way they act, the way they dress and the way they look. It really is kind of uncanny. Pierce is such a good actor, he could play his father any way the writers wrote him on the show.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:36 PM

My niece and I have been watching old reruns of Remington Steele on Hulu and I can't believe the similarities between Neal(Matt) and Remington(Pierce). She asked me if they based Neal on the Remington Steele character. The way they act, the way they dress and the way they look. It really is kind of uncanny. Pierce is such a good actor, he could play his father any way the writers wrote him on the show.


He'd be *fabulous.* And he's such a chameleon -- you're right, whatever kind of person they wanted him to be, PB could sell it.
“Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:18 PM

Jeff Bridges? :lol: Kidding, although he is a good actor. Seriously PB would be good. Possibly Cloony. Patrick Dempsey seems way too young. Maybe if they were doing a flashback to a younger version of his father.

Bruce Willis would make me laugh....or Alec Baldwin. I know they don't look like him, just think they would be cool in the role. Just depend on what sort of chacter they make the father as to who I could see doing it justice. How about Robert Redford? :P

I would have killed to see Paul Newman play his grandfather, but alas he is no longer with us. James Caan would be another good choice for that.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

You are right, Paul Newman would have been a really good choice for his grandfather. Robert Redford maybe because of his connection with the Sting. It just sort of depends on what the concept would be for his father. I just think that Pierce is the perfect choice.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:22 PM

We know Neal's father is still alive because Jeff said he wanted Clooney to play his dad. Did he mention anything about his mother?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:34 PM

Gregory Harrison. I love him in Trapper John MD. Just saw him in CSI/ NY and thought he's a good fit to play Neal's dad.


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

I still think Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist would be perfect to be his parents. Look at them and tell me that they don't look like they would have a son that looks like Matt.





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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

Does anyone else feel that Neal, growing up, would have had all the best things, been exposed to the best things in life and when he got to be a teenager and went through his rebellious streak he rejected that world and everything his parents had exposed him to? I can picture his father being the one in particular to have exposed him to everything and he is the one that Neal really rebelled against. So, when he made his move he moved away from them and everything he was used to and went to a whole other side of life, not knowing, at the time, that he was becoming even more his fathers son.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

Does anyone else feel that Neal, growing up, would have had all the best things, been exposed to the best things in life and when he got to be a teenager and went through his rebellious streak he rejected that world and everything his parents had exposed him to? I can picture his father being the one in particular to have exposed him to everything and he is the one that Neal really rebelled against. So, when he made his move he moved away from them and everything he was used to and went to a whole other side of life, not knowing, at the time, that he was becoming even more his fathers son.



Actually, I have a very different vision of his childhood. I think there were a lot of things he went without. and not just luxuries. I could buy him being someone who's gone hungry at some point in his life. This season in particular, there have been comments made that I felt hinted at him coming from a home that struggled. And I'm not sure he's ever met his father.
“Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know of fear?
Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet
deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long
night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children
are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and
hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods”




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