People always seem to choose actors by their looks in threads like these.
I always think that actors should be credited for how they would perform the role, not how they look while doing it.
A good actor prides itself on it's ability to play as versatile selection or roles as possible. Though, baring this in mind, it becomes harder to spot the right talent for the character you’re trying to cast because you can’t know what personalities they can portray well when only looking at a limited number of works they’ve performed in.
Sacha Baron Cohen is probably my favourite actor, right now, for his ability to perform different roles and forget all about the other characters he’s performed.
But I must admit; for Stan I’d cast Weird Al. I didn’t like the voice actor in ‘Escape'
, he sounded as if he was trying to impersonate Jim Carey. And while I didn't mind the one from 'Curse'
so much I didn't really think much of him, either. But after viewing the stan/hardware store
video on youtube I can't help but think how much I'd love to see him in this role. I mean it's more voice than appearance, and I think Al can easily sound like a hyperactive-yet slightly sleazy- salesman. (I know people already suggested him and they probably did so for the same reason, but I can't help but expand on things. Sorry for being long winded).