Have you ever pondered which actors or actresses you would like to see playing fictional characters? Oh, so you have a life and these burning questions don’t cross your mind! Well, whatever, I guess I have too much time on my hands, that, and a burning desire to escape reality, so I’ve been thinking about the classic Disney films and which actors and actresses I would like to see playing those roles. I started off doing only the Disney Princesses, but then this whole project just got away from me and I did way more than I planned! I still would like to do Alice in Wonderland and a few others, but I do have a real life that beckons occasionally, so I didn’t get to ALL the Disney movies.
I also set a goal for myself that I would only use actors and actresses from the 1920s through the 1950s. When you do your own list, you can use Liam Hemsworth or Shia LaBeouf or whoever you want! These are just my thoughts, and it’s harder than it looks – there are SO many great actors and actresses to choose from! Maybe someday I’ll make a list of only B-movie stars – that sounds fun!
A note about my choices, I had a very difficult time finding actors of color during the specified time period to play ethnic characters. Please, do not take offense at my choices, take offense that Hollywood didn’t employ many actors of color! If you think it’s difficult to find actors and actresses from this time period who are African-American, try to find ANY actresses who are Native American – I could find virtually none. I tried to substitute Hispanic actors for the Native Roles and I apologize again, it’s not what I would choose in my perfect world. If you know of any great actors or actresses that are Native or Asian or African-American, please let me know and I will amend my list!
Lastly, I did NOT keep actors and actresses in the same time period – that kind of bugged me too, but then I just gave in and used whoever I thought would be interesting regardless of the time period that they worked versus the time period of the other selected actors. Hence, you’ll see Tony Curtis working with Clara Bow, CLEARLY, those two would not be able to work together in a real romantic setting, but this my list so I just jumped out of that time/space perimeter and went crazy! Maybe when you make your list, you can stick with actors from the same time period as the Disney Film – that would be a good challenge too!
What do you think of my list? Who would you change or do you have a better idea? I’d love to hear what you think!