Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Life, The Movie

Since it's WT's birthday and I'm in the festive spirit, I'll post this fun
meme! I've been tagged by Sandra at bubblebabbles. This particular
one is called My Life, The Movie, and is just like one big casting job!

Here's the details:
If you had to select celebrities/actors to play the parts in the story
of your life today (including yourself), who would it be and why.
This can be based on looks or personality.
1. List the people who would play you and the key people in your life.
2. Give credit to the person who tagged you.
3. Tag four new people to participate.

My role would have to be played by Juliette Binoche. Okay,
she is a lot younger and more beautiful than me, but hey, I
don't want someone my age playing me. And besides, every
time WT sees her in a movie, he pats my hand and says,
"She reminds me so much of you!"
WT could be played by no other than the
boisterous and hearty, king sized Brian Blessed.
Eldest son, of course Jim Carrey, for
his looks and personality.

Daughter must be played by Drew Barrymore.
Even when she was a little girl, people thought
she was Drew! Drew's singing voice, however
would have to be dubbed by Susan Graham.
For the role of the youngest son, we would have
to bring the debonair young Cary Grant back to life.

My uncle, Bachelor at Wellington, would be
very aptly portrayed by Jason Watkins, handsome...
and silly!

And last, but not least, my sister
would be played by the mild mannered Julie Hagerty.
This was ever so much FUN! Those of you who know us would
have to say that I did a pretty good casting job, if I do say so
myself!! I could go on with so many more people in my life, but
I'll refrain. They might not think it as amusing as I do!! And
now the rules say I must tag four bloggers to participate. I
choose Brit Gal Sarah, Stevie Wren, Cynthia, Ces and anyone
else who would like to play along.
The theme song to this movie would have to be this:


  1. Hi Willow,
    I came here through Caroline Smaile's Black Box widget. Love the blog. Good fun -- will give the casting game a go.
    Nice to "meet you"

  2. Now that was fun Willow, I do like your choices, they whet my appetie for seeing a pic or two of your little boy...

  3. Hello Willow !

    Elles sont jolies les Dames...

  4. Fun, fun! You did a great job...on all of the cast! :)

  5. Great job Willow! Thanks for playing along. You and Juliette Binoche, I can see it! Happy Birthday wishes to WT, I loved that post also! :)

  6. This is a lot of fun but quite a challenge because I only know the old and dead actors. I have to think... Thanks. I will try.

  7. What a great game! I LOVE Brian Blessed! LOVE HIM! So nice to see him mentioned here. BTW, since I'm assuming you're a huge fan like me, see if you can get a copy of his audiobook about his travels and climb of Mt. Everest. It's one of the most fascinating things I've ever listened to.

    I wholly approve of Juliette Binoche. I can see the resemblance!

  8. Tango, I'm putting it on my library list right now. I love ANything Brian Blessed!! He's so handsome as the ghost in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet...have you seen it?

  9. Excellent casting - especially your part with Juliette Binoche. She may be younger - but I think you are much lovelier. I will take the challange and see what I can come up with! Thinking.......

  10. You need to have me married to Russell Crowe! ;)

  11. I simply MUST know what the theme song of this production is to be!

  12. I'd definitely be watching this movie!

  13. LOL oh now this is a fun one Willow, I will be thinking on this all day tomorrow. Although a stranger called across a restaurant last night that he had pointed me out to his staring wife as looking like someone in a TV show - so I'll be easy!

    Thanks my friend.

  14. Betsy, yes, Russell Crowe! And I could add a few Disney cartoon characters in, too, but thought I'd better stop while I was ahead! ;)

  15. John-Michael, theme song? It would have to be "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Leonard Cohen.

  16. Very fun! Don't you sit and watch a movie and sometimes feel like one of the actresses is so much like you? Maybe not always looks, but mannerisms and gestures. Too cute.

  17. I have not seen Hamlet...which surprises me because I love Kenneth Branaugh too.

    So now we've swapped tips. I hope you can find that audiotape. It's old but if you do find it, I know you will love it!

  18. That's great! I'd have to really think on that one--there's actually a casting person "Suzanne Smith" who shares my name and I always see her at the end of movies all the time. I like your selections!

  19. I'd say that Juliette Binoche is a good choice to play you - at least from the pic on your blog!

  20. Willow, what a great movie. Lets make it! I loved the Leonard Cohen clip. Happy birthday to WT, I've been chasing fishies again.

  21. Your casting job is brilliant, Willow - well done. The resemblances are truly amazing... Jason Watkins, in particular, peaks my interest. Not sure why... ;)

  22. Our family has listened to Leonard Cohen for years. When our children were small they would sing along. His songs sound funny coming out of the mouth of a three year old! And some, of course, we fast forwarded through.

  23. What an exquisite life you lead! (And anybody who chooses Juliette Binoche to play them in their life story can't be all bad. Heck, I'd be happy if Juliette played me in my life story, and I'm a fella).

  24. Ohh fun I want to play I want to play.

    For the record I would watch your movie. I love the all star cast, well done!

  25. Ok so this is just toooooooo weird. the Black Box brought me here. The Black Box on my post title Dance Me To The End of Love. (shivers up my spine)

  26. Marvelous! I have listened to it three times (so far) and got so caught up in the sensuous richness of its earthy realism that I simply HAD to go 'full screen' for an additional experiencing of it. Swept away, I was, with this wondrous encapsulation of life in melody, rhythm, and words that take over and don't let go. (Then, because I was so engrossed, I was compelled t engage in several repeats of "Take This Waltz.")

    Well done, indeed! ...

  27. Willow,
    What a melodious name.
    I made the return trip to yor blog thru your black box.
    I'd like my character to be pertrayed by Sean Connery.
    My lovely wife by Natalie Wood.
    The rest I'll have to ponder.

  28. Oh, how I enjoyed your post! And that last little cherry on the cake courtesy of Mr Cohen. I will be dancing all the way home later on on my bike!

    Greetings from London.

  29. Aye, I reckon that ye did a jolly job...arrrg!

  30. i have a question! what the heck does meme really mean? does it stand for something! i'm not hip with the blog lingo... I mean blingo:)

  31. Hey, you've just given me my etymology idea for next weeks word! Meme's the word!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Wow, this would take some real thought! My first inclination is early Hayley Mills for myself, but maybe I need to consider further.

    I'd probably have to get a polar bear to play Edward.

    I got lost in Leonard! Lovely, lovely Leonard.

  33. Interesting meme. I love your choices, especially Brian Blessed, he's such a wonderful character. I could think of one or two to play me and mine.

    CJ xx

  34. Hey Willow, I must have missed the "Dance Me to the End of Love" video on my last visit. Very nice touch! :)

  35. Hey Willow, I must have missed the "Dance Me to the End of Love" video on my last visit. Very nice touch! :)

  36. So what's the name of the movie?


  37. I loved this post! I really liked your choices. Brian Blessed is so much fun--and who wouldn't want to be played by Juliette Binoche! She can play me, too! Lol.

  38. Hi Willow, it's great to be back in Willowland. Loved your film and the characters. I think I'd have terrible trouble thinking of stars for my life story. Jack Nicholson IS my first husband, so I'd have to start there! As for me? No idea.

    hope all's well with you

  39. I love the choices. Juliette Binoche is lovely. I was lucky enough recently to see her 'in the flesh' and she's even more luminous and stronger looker than she appears on screen. I loved The Unbearable Lightness of Being! Lena Olin was also great in that movie. Actually, either Juliette or Lena could play me in the film of my life!


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