Kevin Bacom would make an excellent Muhammad
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Sooner or later, Hollywood is going to make a Muhammad movie. It's going to happen. The question is who are they going to get to play Muhammad?
I've thought long and hard over this issue, and here is my conclusion:
He, indisputably, would make the perfect Muhammad. Like, in every way, he's perfect for the job. I think this is obvious to most people, but I'm open to hear some criticisms of it. No other actor holds even a candle to him. Not even close.
The burden of proof is on the Con to show that Kevin Bacon isn't up to the job. And not only that, but they've got to point to an actor who would do better.
You can rebut in round one. Final round is for closing statements.
If you think you lost, CONCEDE. Don't be a coward and forfeit.
Ok, here's my points:
1. Age = Kevin Bacon is, right now, aged to perfection to play the role of the Prophet Muhammad during Muhammad's pivotal years.
2. Complexion = He's got the right about of wrinkle texture which mimicks the skin corrosion of Arabian sand-winds and Sun, yet it is not so weathered as to make him seem too old or corroded. His skin strikes the right balance of outer chaos with inner glow, mirroring the martial/mystic/romantic aspects of Muhammad's life. The only other actor who comes close to this in terms of skin tone is Mark Wahlberg, but Mark is much too young and muscular to play Muhammad.
3. Nose = he has a sincere nose, with the nostrils turned outward rather than downward, as if to say, "Come to me, and hear this message I have to say." Very few people have this nasal structure and, when considering actors to play Muhammad, we should keep this in mind. I know a lot of people don't think the direction that nostrils point in is all that important, but, seriously, when is the last time you saw a nose like Kevin Bacon's? The only one I can think of is that one Dixie Chick (the short one who looks like she bosses the other two around).
4. Eyes = his eyes are at once intimidating, soulful, heroic and sad. Need I say more? Didn't think so. Clearly my opponent must concede this point if he has any integrity.
5. Acting ability = This is where it gets tricky. I've distilled the different elements and aspects of Muhammad's prophetic career and broken them down into Kevin Bacon films.
a. Speaking truth to power, fighting against the norm: Footloose (1984, staring Kevin Bacon)
b. Stalwart military commander and general: Tremors (1990, staring Kevin Bacon)
c. Desire to take women captive: Trapped (2002, staring Kevin Bacon)
d. Transformation from mild-mannered carpet salesman to founder of world religion: Death Sentence (2007, staring Kevin Bacon)
e. Basic kindliness and good-humor: The Air Up There (1994, staring Kevin Bacon)
f. Ability to perceive supernatural realities: Stir of Echoes (1999, staring Kevin Bacon)
g. Ability to hold up under pressure and trying circumstances: Apollo 13 (1995, staring Tom Hanks)
h. Ruthless handling of enemies and dissidents: Hollow Man (2000, Staring Elisabeth Shue)
i. Irresistability to all women: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011, Staring Ryan Gosling)
j. Total conman: Telling Lies in America (1997, 'Billy Magic' played by Kevin Bacon)
There's some more movies I can bring up, but I think I made my point. Clearly, Kevin Bacon has all that it takes to play the part. He's good guy, bad guy, poet, warrior, ladies man, mystic, etc. all rolled into one, just like the Muhammad.
Someone brought up Liam Neeson in the comment section, but there's no way in heck they could get into Neeson's filmography and pull out such versatility as I have here. Trust me, I've thought this through way harder than you folks realize.
The Con certainly has their work cut out for them now. Not only must they overpower my Samurai-esque logical swordsmanship, but they've also got to present an actor who would do better than Kevin Bacon as Muhammad, as I stated in my opening arguments.
About the points you stated prophet Mohamed is not ruthless in handling his enemies, does not want to take women as captives and is not irresistible to women. First you should study about his lifetime so that you have appropriate knowledge about him and than think of making a movie about him.
Let's say you HAD to choose an actor. It would have to be Kevin Bacon, right?
Or, at the very least, you've got to say that there's no one could do the role more justice. I totally understand your religious beliefs about not depicting him, but, seriously, if someone had to be Muhammad, it's got to be the Kevster.
The comment section is totally on my side on this one, except for that guy who brought up Liam Neeson. I don't know where people get off saying Liam Neeson would be a better Muhammad than Kevin Bacon, but that sort of thing is really uncalled for and needs to stop. Be the change you want to see in the world is what I believe in. And that's why I got to go with Kevin Bacon.
Also, Kevin Bacon would be a great Confucius, the famous Chinese sage and founder of Confucianism. Imagine my man, Kevin Baconator, saying lines like these:
"With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow;-I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness, are to me as a floating cloud."
Aiham forfeited this round.
As winner, I will wear my crown with honor, pride, and humility.
Let us listen to my victory song, and play it loud:
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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