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The Odyssey by Homer

The epic Greek tale of love, heroism, and greed, that follows the Trojan war hero Odysseus (the same man that thought up the "Trojan Horse") through various exploits involving many different mythical beings, as he desperately tries to reach his homeland. His adventures include encounters with Polyphemus, a cyclops, Calypso, a sea nymph, Circe, an enchantress, and even a few monsters, including Scylla and Charybdis.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Zack Snyder 45% 
  2. 2. Wolfgang Petersen 18% 
  3. 3. Ang Lee 18% 
  4. 4. George Lucas 9% 
  5. 5. Peter Jackson 9% 

Cast Results

Odysseus Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Russell Crowe 41% 
  2. 2. Sean Bean 33% 
  3. 3. George Clooney 8% 
  4. 4. Robert Downey Jr. 8% 
  5. 5. Hugh Jackman 8% 

Circe, the enchantress Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. Charlize Theron 69% 
  2. 2. Sharon Stone 15% 
  3. 3. Kat Dennings 7% 
  4. 4. Amber Heard 7% 

Penelope, Odysseus' wife Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Marion Cotillard 54% 
  2. 2. Rachel Weisz 9% 
  3. 3. Catherine Zeta-Jones 9% 
  4. 4. Zooey Deschanel 9% 
  5. 5. Jennifer Connelly 9% 
  6. 6. Lena Headey 9% 

Calypso, the sea nymph Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Nicole Kidman 41% 
  2. 2. Thandie Newton 16% 
  3. 3. Helena Bonham Carter 16% 
  4. 4. Rebecca Romijn 8% 
  5. 5. Gretchen Mol 8% 
  6. 6. Zoe Saldana 8% 

Polyphemus, the cyclops Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Ron Perlman 60% 
  2. 2. Nathan Jones 10% 
  3. 3. Mickey Rourke 10% 
  4. 4. Armie Hammer 10% 
  5. 5. Gary Busey 10% 

Teiresias, the blind prophet Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. John Hurt 36% 
  2. 2. Peter O'toole 18% 
  3. 3. Leonard Nimoy 18% 
  4. 4. Ralph Fiennes 9% 
  5. 5. Mickey Rouke 9% 
  6. 6. Morgan Freeman 9% 

Telemachus, Odysseus' son Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Daniel Radcliffe 54% 
  2. 2. Elijah Wood 9% 
  3. 3. William Moseley 9% 
  4. 4. Emile Hirsch 9% 
  5. 5. Kit Harington 9% 
  6. 6. Tom Welling 9% 

Poseidon, the sea god Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Anthony Hopkins 54% 
  2. 2. Sean Connery 9% 
  3. 3. Ralph Fiennes 9% 
  4. 4. Jeff Bridges 9% 
  5. 5. Kevin Dillon 9% 
  6. 6. Brendan Gleeson 9% 

Alcinous, king of Phaecia Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Ian McKellen 40% 
  2. 2. Ian McClellan 20% 
  3. 3. Tim Curry 10% 
  4. 4. Tom Hanks 10% 
  5. 5. Jason Statham 10% 
  6. 6. Brian Cox 10% 

Hermes, the messenger god Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 41% 
  2. 2. Orlando Bloom 16% 
  3. 3. Josh Hartnett 8% 
  4. 4. Paul Bettany 8% 
  5. 5. Michael Cera 8% 
  6. 6. Charlie Day 8% 
  7. 7. Seth Gabel 8% 

Athena, the goddess of wisdom Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Cate Blanchett 45% 
  2. 2. Jodie Foster 18% 
  3. 3. Alexis Bledel 18% 
  4. 4. Susan Sarandon 9% 
  5. 5. Michelle Pfeiffer 9% 

Eumaeus, Odysseus' servant Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Michael Caine 50% 
  2. 2. Didier Bourdon 10% 
  3. 3. Vincent Regan 10% 
  4. 4. Michael Rapaport 10% 
  5. 5. Ray Park 10% 
  6. 6. David Thewlis 10% 

Eurylochus, member of Odysseus' crew Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Shia Labeouf 45% 
  2. 2. Dominic Monaghan 18% 
  3. 3. Matthew Goode 9% 
  4. 4. David Wenham 9% 
  5. 5. James Roday 9% 
  6. 6. Garret Dillahunt 9% 

Antinous, a suitor of Penelope Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Matthew Goode 50% 
  2. 2. Joaquin Phoenix 20% 
  3. 3. Andy Garcia 10% 
  4. 4. Hugh Jackman 10% 
  5. 5. Josh Brolin 10% 

Helios, the sun god Total Votes: 10

  1. 1. Michael Pitt 40% 
  2. 2. Brad Pitt 30% 
  3. 3. Mark Hildreth 10% 
  4. 4. Kevin Bacon 10% 
  5. 5. George Clooney 10% 

Zeus, the supreme god Total Votes: 9

  1. 1. Liam Neeson 33% 
  2. 2. Morgan Freeman 22% 
  3. 3. Sean Connery 22% 
  4. 4. Ron Perlman 11% 
  5. 5. Viggo Mortensen 11% 

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  • josh78: Keep in mind the ages: Odysseus, Eumaios, and Alcinoos are probably fiftyish, Telemachus is 20, the suitors are around thirty, Penelope is in her mid ...

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