Actors I Would've Preferred as Ozymandias in Watchmen

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Ewan McGregor:

It adds a different level when you realize he played a younger version of Billy Crudup's dad in Big Fish. Also, he's a damn fine actor, and can pull off the gravitas (and surprise heel turn) of Ozymandias while still looking the part.

Jude Law:

Ozymandias and the world of tomorrow? Why, yes. A sexy man like that could play a guy who's in great shape for being 40+, especially since he's only 36.


Imagine the soundtrack with this one. "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want," "America Is Not the World," "Panic," "Ask" ("the bomb [squid] that will bring us together"), "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" (for the Comedian scene), "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"... a perfect fit.

Chuck Norris:

"You're a lone wolf, Ozymandias!" Admit it, that looks like a guy who not only did it 35 minutes ago, but will do it again if you're not careful. And he's probably the only man in Hollywood who could actually catch a bullet.

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