I saw Robin Hood last week, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. While I really enjoyed the film and the great historical detail, every character seemed to remind me of an author. Maybe it’s a reoccurring trend for science-fiction and fantasy authors to look like they’ve come out of the middle ages. This ridiculous train of thought has brought about one of my most bizarre posts yet. I present to ye, Robin Hood, as cast by famous science fiction and fantasy authors.
Robin Hood – A young Orson Scott Card. The author of Ender’s Game has got the same greying stubble and short cropped hair. Just give him some tights and a bow.
Maid Marion – The ever lovely Margaret Atwood, who has that same air as a medieval Cate Blanchett. And the same kind of floaty brown hair. And plus, she’s old enough now to act in a remake of Robin and Marian.
King Richard – Alan Moore. He’s got the biggest beard factor out of all the sci-fi/fantasy crowd plus the scary eyes. And you can’t be a king if you ain’t got those rings.
Prince John – Hands down Audous Huxley, with notable mention for Anthony Burgess. Note the similar menacing stares and terrifying black hair.
Queen Elianor of Aquitaine – A no brainer. Ursula K. Le Guin for the distinguished queen mother.
William Marshal – Philip K. Dick. Note the identical grey streak through the beard.
Godfrey – Perhaps the creepiest resemblance of all is how actor Mark Strong looks almost identical to China Mieville. Plus if there’s ever a bad boy of fantasy, I’d vote for Mr M.
(Ooh, and my copy of Kraken has just arrived…)
Have you ever seen a movie and thought “That guy looks exactly like…?” Tell me what you think here.