Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Depp’


I just wanted to wish my favorite time traveling hero the Doctor a happy birthday! In honor of that I present this…

Okay…everyone knows that Doctor Who is as British as the Queen of England, King Arthur, Robin Hood and James “Venereal Disease Proof” Bond and I would not want to change that. I would never ever want to change that.

But at the DW-Time Zone, I wanted to point out that the Doctor could be played by anyone who is Scottish, Irish, Australian, Welsh or South African. Granted David Tennant, who is Scottish, performed with a Southern English accent. I am sorry to say that for my unsophisticated American ears, what does it matter?

But for this little exercise, let’s have some fun for a moment and ask, “What if an American was cast as the Doctor?” The rule for this exercise is he is American (or Canadian) and he keeps his accent.

I have five actors in mind that could pull off playing the eccentric Time Lord while giving him a heart of gold, yet playing him with raging river of emotion and passion beneath the surface.


While not my top choice, I will begin with Johnny Depp. Check out this image of him below as Willy Wonka (nevermind the sissy prance and top hat) but see what I mean?

I do not even need to talk about his credit as an actor. If you have seen any of his movies, you know what he can do.


Ever see the first “Charlie’s Angels” movie with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu? He played the role of the creepy thin man. Recently, I re-watched it and thought, “Oh this guy could do it!”

Remember his George McFly? “Hey, you. Get your damn hands off her!”


Speaking of “Charlie’s Angels”…I’ll be darned if Sam Rockwell  didn’t steal the show. He at least stole it in “Iron Man 2”. He has this ability to play fun characters and give them a heart such as Chuck Berris in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” his role as Guy in “Galaxy Quest” and, of course, Zaphod Beeblebrox in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”


Alan has serious geek cred with his time on “Firefly.” Wash had the humor of any of the actors who played the Doctor previously. He was great in “28 Days,” “I, Robot” and my personal favorite, Steve the Pirate in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”

I say give him the role! It would be great to see the Doctor finally a ginger!


I would cast him tonight! He became my favorite supporting character in “Supernatural”. Heck! Look at him!  How is he not the Doctor for this pic alone?  Collins is an amazing actor, very underrated and that is the sort of quality the Doctor needs – someone who could play fun, manic and I believe he would approach this character similar in style to Matt Smith.

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