The Magnificent Seven … ??? Casting Steve McQueen …

The Magnificent Seven:
Casting Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen / VIn Tanner

I haven’t come up with anybody to fill Yul Brynner’s boots .. yet. I’m working on it. But there’s at least one actor that might work for Steve McQureen’s role as the character, Vin.

I’m thinking of Viggo Mortensen.
Viggo has already been in a couple of excellent Westerns: Appaloosa, and Hidalgo.
His breed and his bloodlines are good. But can we talk him into it?
That might well depend on who else we can sign up …

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Viggo as Vin ?

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Viggo Mortensen Lord of Rings 2

Viggo Mortensen Lord of the Rings
“One Ring to Rule them All”

Yeah … a decent Vin

The Appaloosa …

 A Breed of Renown …

APPALOOSA HORSE, Appalosa horse image
APPALOOSA HORSE – Horses Picture
http://stuffpoint.com/horses/image/94229-horses-appaloosa-horse.jpg

Strangely, in The Appaloosa we don’t get to see the Appaloosa pony all that much – the movie is not really about the horse. But I still wish they had shown him more.  Truly a beautiful animal.
The pony in the movie was named Rojo.
 http://horsefame.tripod.com/appaloosa.html

Curiously enough, the recent film Appaloosa (2008) starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen also has nothing to do with a horse either. One wonders if the title isn’t a nod to The Appaloosa.

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Brando with the Appaloosa – alas, one of the few good images in the movie.
The Appaloosa
The Appaloosa

The history of the Appaloosa Horse breed is much too involved to put here, but the Nez Perce Indians were responsible for the North American breed.

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Nez Perce Indians with Appaloosa / 1895
 
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