Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Even Wayne Brady would be a better choice.
Is Jackie Robinson gonna have to choke a beotch?
The guy who would be perfect for the role, if he were 10-15 years younger, is Don Cheadle. Among the guys in the right age bracket, I think Mekhi Phifer & Omar Epps are probably the best bets among 'known' actors. They are both dark-skinned and built like 1940s ballplayers. The last thing I want to see is a light-skinned guy like Will Smith or a guy with a football build like Denzel take the role.
Honestly, I'd rather see the role go to a talented 'no name' actor instead of casting a guy who is famous for other characters. What better way to launch a career than playing Jackie Robinson.