Perfect? No.

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Posted by Major Paul from on September 14, 1998 at 02:32:56:

In Reply to: Mel Gibson is Perfect for Indy part! posted by Shannon on September 14, 1998 at 00:54:33:

: I think Mel Gibson would be perfect for playing Indy what do you guys think? For those that disagree please clarify why.
: Thanks

: Shannon

I like Gibson a lot. He's a damn fine actor. But, I just don't see him playing the part. He too is starting to get up there in years. But the biggest problem I have with him portraying Indy is exposure. He's been in so many movies; it would be extremely hard for me to watch him and think to myself, "Hey, that's Indiana Jones". Instead, I would be sitting there shoveling popcorn thinking, "Hey, there's Mad Max, Hamlet, Detective Riggs, Maverick..." Good movies suspend disbelief. I'd have a hard time believing Mel Gibson was Indiana Jones. It would have to be a completely unknown actor for me to do that. -MP

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