Anthony Anderson

  1. Burt Reynolds, The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005. The Bandit became Smokey when it was decided not to have a black Boss Hogg…  or not one as frightening  as Anderson’s TV gangster Antwone Mitchell, stealing The Shield from everyone, Glenn Close included, in the 2005-06 season.
  2. Jason Statham, Gnomeo and Juliet, 2010.   Anderson and Eddie Redmayne were early suggestions for Tybalt, Gnomeo’s nemesis, in this red v blue  garden gnomes’ take on Shakespeare  (voiced by Patrick Stewart)  with, of course, producer Elton John’s songbook – Benny and the Jets, Rocketman, Your Song, et al.Bard jokes included  some paste called… but you’re ahead of me… The Taming of the Glue.

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