10 Actors Who Should Star In Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation Of "The BFG"

These casting suggestions are real whizzpoppers!

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It was recently announced that Steven Spielberg will be directing the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, The BFG. Here are a few actors we think Mr. Spielberg should consider to play the large-eared, friendly giant.

1. Sir Ian McKellen:

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Reason he should be considered?

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2. Aziz Ansari:

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Reason he should be considered?

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3. Mickey Rourke:

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Reason he should be considered?

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4. Lupita Nyong’o:

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Reason she should be considered?

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5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie:

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Reason they should be considered?

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6. Anyone in the Ellen Selfie, really:

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Ok, maybe just Bradley Cooper:

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7. Will Smith:

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Reason he should be considered?

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JK, Will Smith, we <3 you! Here are your BFG ears:

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8. What about a BFRG*? Daniel Craig, for example:

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*Big Friendly Ripped Giant

Reason he should be considered?

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More like Big Friendly Abs, amirite?

9. Or Channing Tatum:

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Reason he should be considered?

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10. But all jokes aside, the real actor for the job? Christopher Eccleston:

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Reason he should be considered?

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C’mon, that is perfection!

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We rest our case.

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