FMA is an anime I think can work in live-action. It has a more western setting, so that way we have lest racist casting like in "The Last Airbender," and it wouldn't alienate the audience. If you look at how we did "Harry Potter," you can see how it'll work. It's not over-the-top like "Dragon Ball." This may contain spoilers from the manga and anime.
Vincent Michael Martella was born in Rochester, New York, to Donna and Michael Martella, who owns a pizza chain. He was raised in Florida, and is of Italian descent. Martella, responsible for breathing life into the animated character Phineas in the hit Disney Channel television show Phineas and Ferb...
“ As Edward Elric. While he mostly voice acts, he does have a history with live action. The comedicness of Gregory from "Everybody Hates Chris" combined with the angst of Hope from "Final Fantasy XIII," and the rebelliousness Jason Todd from "Under the Red Hood," and you've got a good Edward. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Alphonse Elric. As Carl from "The Walking Dead," he has that tranquil, yet curious aspect about Al. Like Al, Carl was forced to grow up early. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt
, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ As Roy Mustang. I first considered him for Maes Hughes, but I decided to switch with who I considered for Mustang before. Despite his charming looks, JGL has shown how badass he can be if "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" are any indication. He also has some history with comedy as the kid from "Third Rock From the Sun." ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke...
“ As Winry Rockbell. Despite her history with Disney, she has shown her range of emotion in the otherwise mediocre "Cyberbully," which I can see her express during her confrontation with the man who killed her parents. As I mentioned before, with her history with Disney, she has shown to be on the sarcastic side, which in a realistic retelling of FMA, could fit Winry's character rather well. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Suraj was born and raised in New Dehli, India. His mother is an economist and his father is a software engineer. He has a brother and sister who are both younger than he. Was one of 3,000 to audition for the role of Pi in Life of Pi
and he attended the audition only because his younger brother asked him to...
“ As Scar. Sure, he's not quite as ripped as the Ishvallan Avenger, but he can easily just hit the gym. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. Her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and her father was also from a Jewish family...
“ As Riza Hawkeye. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald
, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of Doctor Who
“ As Maes Hughes. I originally envisioned him as Mustang, but I started to notice that he physically resembled Hughes more. The Doctor has a sense of humor, which is good for Hughes' character, and combine that with the Doctor's badassery. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Alex Louise Armstrong. He's the only actor tall enough, buff enough, and bald enough to play the Strong Arm Alchemist. He is mainly a make-up actor, but I'd like to see him show his face and ham it up as Armstrong. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr.
and actress Elsie Downey
(née Elsie Ann Ford)...
“ As Fuhrer King Bradley. I originally had Hugo Weaving in mind for this role, but I realized that the man is often type-casted as villains. That is why RDJ is perfect. Nobody expects Iron Man to be a servant of Father. Before being revealed as a Homunculus, Bradley was rather eccentric and fun-loving, which fits his performance as Tony Stark. However, "Iron Man 3" showed just how serious the man can get, which is also good when his true colors show. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Jaye was born in Riverside, California in 1968 the son of a Ghanaian father and English mother. The family left for England when Jaye was 2 and a half. Jaye left school at 16 and had been alternately unemployed and doing odd jobs (running for a production company, working in a factory) ever since. Jaye...
“ As Envy. What makes him such a hard character to cast is his androgyny. Spoiler alert if you haven't seen "The Crying Game," FYI. His only other performance was the villainous Ra from "Stargate." Combine those two performances, and we've got our Envy. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green
, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar
. Her mother, Marlène Jobert
, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ As Lust. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
“ As Gluttony and Sloth (mokap). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Gluttony (voice). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Sloth (voice). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph and...
“ As Greed. I based this on his performance as Eddie Brock from "Spider-Man 3." His performance gave him that smug, douchey exterior, something the Avaricious Homunculus is lovable for. I also think his armored form was somehow inspired by the Venom Symbiote. He also showed how badass he can be in "Predators." ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Noah Andrew Ringer is an American actor who starred as Aang in the film The Last Airbender. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. He was also cast in the film Cowboys & Aliens as Emmett. Ringer is a young taekwondo practitioner who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At age 12...
“ As Selim Bradley. I know his performance as Aang wasn't well-received, but his acting really improved in "Cowboys and Aliens." After being revealed as Pride, he started talking in a creepy monotone. It's kinda like casting Schwartzeneger as the Hulk. It's almost perfect. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Wrath (2003 version). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
“ As Van Hohenhiem and Father. Two separate characters with the same face. I base this on his performance as Doctor Connors, who practically had a split personality. You've got the good natured man that makes a lot of mistakes, and the villainous beast he morphs into. That's what makes him good for the part. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Rachael Leigh Cook
Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to show the disastrous effects of heroin...
“ As Tricia Elric. She has that nurturing sound in her voice that tells you that she's a loving mother. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Born in New York but raised in California, Devon Aoki is no stranger to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki
and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German and English (from her mother) ancestry...
“ As Izumi Curtis. She has that stoic expression that tells you that if you piss her off, being able to outrun the Flash would be futile. Her performance in "Sin City" showed that. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne
“ As Sig Curtis. The man has a very jolly exterior, but oddly enough, "Speed Racer" showed how badass he can be. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens
and to playwright Beverley Cross
“ As Dante. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Lyra. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Ling Yao. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Ellen Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on the award winning television series "This is Wonderland". She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim VS The World", starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned against many hopefuls through an international talent search to fill the role of Knives Chau...
“ As Lan Fan. The ninja-action stunts she did in "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" is enough to justify this. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci
's The Last Emperor
. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
“ As Fu. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As May Chang. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano
“ As Jean Havoc. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
John Mark Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, to American parents; his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force. When he was three years old, his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up with his parents, Mary Lou and Richard Galecki, and siblings, sister Allison (1980) and brother Nick (1982)...
“ As Kain Fuery. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
“ As Vato Falman. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past decade as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats
and Without a Paddle
to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features such as American History X
“ As Heymans Breda. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, to Patricia and Terry Crews, Sr. He earned an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend Western Michigan University and also earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play football. Crews was an All-Conference defensive end, and was a major contributor on the 1988 MAC champion WMU Broncos...
“ As Basque Grand. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the youngest of four children...
“ As Sheska. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ As Maria Ross. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Jason Dolley (Born Jason Scott Dolley) was born on July 5, 1991 in Los Angeles California. When he turned 11 he landed the lead role in the short film Chasing Daylight
playing a boy who is having to cope with the loss of his best friend. That same year, he was picked up by Mel Gibson who was going to direct a show called Complete Savages
where he starred as the youngest of the five Savage brothers...
“ As Denny Brosh. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ As Tim Marcoh. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Yoki. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Bryan Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad
, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle
, Doug Heffernan's neighbor Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, Dr...
“ As Gold-Toothed Doctor. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He has described his childhood as "messy". His father changed jobs often and moved from town to town. David attended eight schools and "failed his exams at all of them". His parents separated when he was a teenager and he only saw his mother again seven years later...
“ As Grumman. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a miner who wanted a better life for his son; Brian lost three uncles in the pit...
“ As Father Cornello. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California whilst she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens
, who is also an actress. Her mother, Gina Hudgens
(Guangco), an officer worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens
, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
“ As Rose Thomas. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Jerry Jewell was born July 30, 1976 in McAlester, Oklahoma. He is an American actor, Singer, and voice actor working for Funimation Entertainment and OkraTron 5000. He has helped provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series. If you've every watched an anime, it's very likely you've heard his voice.
“ As Barry the Chopper (voice). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Barry the Chopper (body). ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element
, and the Resident Evil
franchise. Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich was born on December 17...
“ As Olivier Mira Armstrong. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins
. His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire
. In May 2012...
“ As Miles. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an actor. He drew the attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa
, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays even though Ken was still an acting student...
“ As Buccaneer. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Over more than thirty years, Michael Wincott has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he eventually moved to New York City where he graduated from Juilliard in 1986 and began a relationship with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre beginning with his creation of the role of Kent in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio...
“ As Solf J. Kimblee. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan
). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ As Gracia Hughes. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie
. Her parents are Chris and Claire Talerico. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her infancy is seen in her character in the comedy series. Phil Baker, co-creator of the show, said that they talk to Mia's mom to know what Mia does and likes, and they incorporate them into their stories.
“ As Elicia Hughes. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
Jeffrey Combs was born on September 9th, 1954 in Oxnard, California. He grew up in Lompoc, California with a plethora of siblings both older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle...
“ As Shou Tucker. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly
“ As Nina Tucker. ” - ImaWeabooApparantly