Most will agree that Saturday Night Live isn’t the great show it once was, but there are occasional episodes which show sparks of life. One such host who consistently brings out the best in SNL is Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth and fellow Avenger Chris Evans are two of the lesser accomplished actors of the superhero team when compared to Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, but Hemsworth has been attempting to flex his muscles. He’s worked with Ron Howard on the fantastic (and very underrated) Rush, but he’s also proven he’s not too good for any role as shown by his supporting role in Vacation. Hemsworth is an impressive physical presence, but under his muscle is a genuinely talented actor who deserves a chance to break out of the mold. Once again, this is the perfect type of actor Tarantino could work with, especially if he decided to just subvert all expectations and give us the kind of Chris Hemsworth we never knew we wanted.
This one goes without saying. Elba is one of the best working actors today and is many people’s choice to be the next James Bond. Many feel the Academy snubbed him (along with every other actor of color) this year for his performance in Beasts of no Nation. Elba is an incredible actor who can bring charisma and intensity in equal and great measure. He’s also is as silver-tongued as they come. He nailed a Baltimore accent on The Wire but can still be proper or cockney in his native British accent. Unlike most other actors who QT could capably play against expectations, Elba is an actor who Tarantino should use to get really deep into character. Elba can be either charming, scary, or both simultaneously – not unlike a certain SS Colonel? Tarantino needs to find that character for Elba.
Sylvester Stallone – Stallone is up for an Oscar for his supporting role in last year’s Creed, and he’s clearly got enough self-awareness if he’s so dedicated to The Expendables as a franchise. We can see Tarantino having fun subverting expectations with this former great, but Tarantino films are so dependent on dialogue, and delivery has never been one of Stallone’s standouts.
The actor we don’t even know about – My argument for this one is simple. Tarantino struck platinum when he found Christoph Waltz and gave him one of the best roles ever. Let him do it again!
David Bowie – Sadly the passing of the great musician means this pairing will never come to fruition, though his song “Cat People” is in Inglourious Basterds. Who knows what role he could have played were he acting in a QT film.
John Cena – John Cena is one we might judge a bit too harshly. While he isn’t the greatest actor, he does have a sense of humor about himself, so a cameo in a Tarantino movie might be the greatest prank he pulls on us all.
Pee Wee Herman – Again, a cameo from Pee Wee Herman in a bloody Tarantino outing sounds like one of the stupidest most brilliant moves ever.
Those are our eight choices for actors we’d love to see in a Tarantino film. Disagree with our choices? Have some of your own? Shout out to us in the comments below!