Hot Choice: If there was one actor who emerged unscathed from the many critical maulings Terminator Salvation received, it was the largely unknown Aussie.
He got the lion’s share of the story and he carried it off well, showing a range of emotions.
Thanks to the robo-pic, he’s now a name actor, but not yet in the stratosphere, and like Bale would probably drop his fee to work on some good material. He’d be perfect, surely?
Cold Comfort: Is he enough of a name to command the sort of cash Darabont will be after to make his dream a reality?
Well, after Avatar, maybe. But the truth is, that one, even more than Terminator, will be sold on its creator’s name and the wow-factor of its look than the leading man.
He could be the one that Darabont is asking to help with the movie – but we’d have to doubt it at this point.
Could he do the role? Most definitely. Would he be considered enough of a draw? Tougher to say…
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