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Who Should Play Freddie Mercury?

The most intriguing news comes from the sketchiest sources: The UK's Daily Mirror is "reporting" that Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen will be playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the singer's life. This comes as a surprise since months ago it was confirmed that Johnny Depp would be playing Mercury in a biopic and, well, nobody pushes Johnny out of a role! So, while this news may or may not be true, it got me thinking... which actor would make a better Freddie Mercury?

nazzioluvs nazzioluvs 8 years
i think that the part should be played by johnny depp, although he may find it difficult playing the gay role:/ but i dont know he is a great actor and my fav actor and freddie is my idol so i think it should be my fav singer to be played by my fav actor :D and if johnny gets the role its happy days in my opinion but i dont mind who plays fred im still going to watch it!!!
wilma1 wilma1 10 years
Johnny Depp should be the one.
Tylerette1951 Tylerette1951 10 years
Sorry, this was my first post and I didn't realize I sent it 3 times!! So sorry!! Thanks!
Tylerette1951 Tylerette1951 10 years
I was raised on Queen, went to every concert they played in Philly - Freddie poured champagne on me and I was so close to him I felt his strong, muscular legs!! No doubt about it - Johnny Depp should play Freddie Mercury. I'm sorry but I feel that Sasha would make the wonderfully talented Freddie Mercury look like a joke - he doesn't resemble Freddie to me. Freddie was hot, flirtatous, flamboyant, beautiful and EXTREMELY talented. Johnny Depp is the vision in my mind!
BritniML BritniML 10 years
Sasha looks the part but JD is so hot and he is an amazing actor! But I would have to say that I Sasha would be better for it.
maznyli maznyli 10 years
OK, here's what it says on the official Brian May website ( "SACHA BARON COHEN WON'T PLAY FREDDIE IN BIOPIC Relax now.... MTV News (4 May 07) confirms there is no substance in the rumour that "Borat" star will play Freddie Mercury in a Queen musical biopic. "Absolutely untrue," the actor's publicist told MTV News. "Pure hokum." An unidentified source had told the Daily Mirror "Filmmakers are working flat out to get the best possible script. Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him". Baron Cohen rose to fame as the racy (and racist) faux reporter Borat in last year's surprise comedy hit "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The flick won Baron Cohen a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The rumor might have surfaced because the actor can actually sing well. His next project is Tim Burton's musical "Sweeney Todd," alongside Johnny Depp. Coincidentally enough, it is Depp who has long been considered the leading candidate to play Mercury in a film adaptation of the late singer's life." you can find it under "what's new" post dated May 4th...
maznyli maznyli 10 years
No matter who plays Freddie in that movie, I will be the first on line to the movie theater. I can't wait till it'll come out. Soooo exciting!!
demeter demeter 10 years
krisua - It IS Freddy Mercury...
demeter demeter 10 years
WHY would you want Sacha to be Freddie?! NO WAY!!!
ehagat ehagat 10 years
I would like to see Sascha play something serious and see how he does.......I think he would be great!
krisua krisua 10 years
Who's the "Mercuri" on the middle picture? Looks exactly like Freddie himself.
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
Johnny! That man can play anybody no matter what they look like!
foo_mf_foo foo_mf_foo 10 years
sacha for sure, he looks exactly like him, but not sure talent wise if he could do it ~welcome to FOONATION~
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
if you are going for similar looks i say sbc...however johnny depp is super talented and will be able to nail the role! i miss freddie mercury! :cry:
nicachica nicachica 10 years
i'm a bit torn. i like the idea of the love child of SBC and Johnny to play the part! you'd get the exact look down with the amazing acting skills! btw, SBC went to Oxford, so yes, he does have some smarts! Frankly, anyone that can make Borat so freakin offensive and yet lovable is a genius! also, the John Galliano suggestion is another great idea...he definately would capture Freddie's essence. :)
hills hills 10 years
even tho johnny depps got the talent in acting, ive herd sasca speak and hes pretty bright and does have alot of talent so i think he would b a really good freddy, plus he looks like him more
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 10 years
SBC should, if he can make it dramatic.
Marci Marci 10 years
I really can't see anyone portraying Freddie well, but I'm so Queen obsessed that I'm probably not open to the idea of anyone playing him at all. I agree with koreniebear that whoever they get just shouldn't screw it up, which I think is a real possibility. As much as I love Johnny Depp, I can't see him as Freddie. And SBC has the looks but I'm not sure he's got the goods beyond that. Freddie was so much more than a look, and he'll be a tough one for anyone to pull off.
koreniebear koreniebear 10 years
i love freddie mercury. i was raised on queen so i don't care who plays him as long as they don't screw him up god dammit!! hahahahaha im jp
jianna jianna 10 years
I say Sacha, because I'm afraid of 95% of Johnny Depp's fans...
babylish babylish 10 years
i would LOVE to see sascha baron do this movie.. he's fiercely intelligent and i'd love to see his serious acting skills!
CGW CGW 10 years
Wow, right now it's exactly 50/50 between the two. That's very interesting. I voted for Johnny Depp and asumed he'd be way in the lead. Guess I'm wrong!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 10 years
Johnny Depp! He is an amazing actor, and he is a musician!
Trixie441 Trixie441 10 years
I knew this was probably not true considering that it came from the UK's Daily per are no talks about Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie anytime soon..but... I can totally see why people might be trying to throw that out there...however...the idea that Johnny Depp would be doing it has been put out there but there seems not to be any actual plans anytime soon to do any such least...that's what they say... (sorry Im A HUGE Queen fan!!)
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