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The Village People by Jacques Morali

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and keep reviving like the phoenix. Producer Jacques Morali in 1977 assembled a group designed to attract gay audiences while parodying (some claimed exploiting) that same constituency's stereotypes. Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to compose songs with gay underpinnings, and roles and costumes were carefully selected; among them were a cowboy, biker, soldier, policeman, and construction worker complete with hard hat. The group clicked first in England with the single “San Francisco (You Got Me)” in 1977, then reaped stateside honors with “Macho Man” in 1978. “Y.M.C.A.” and “In the Navy” were worldwide smashes, both peaking at number two on the pop charts. After two more successful singles, “Go West” and “Can't Stop the Music,” the group's fortunes plummeted, in large part due to their participation in the ill-fated film also titled Can't Stop the Music. (Ron Wynn - All Music Guide)

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 8

  1. 1. Joel Schumacher 100% 

Cast Results

Jacques Morali Total Votes: 11

  1. 1. Paul Giamatti 45% 
  2. 2. Tom Hanks 27% 
  3. 3. Ruben Blades 9% 
  4. 4. Burt Reynolds 9% 
  5. 5. Jeremy Piven 9% 

Glenn R. Hughes (biker) Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. George Clooney 61% 
  2. 2. Eion Bailey 7% 
  3. 3. Elliott Gould 7% 
  4. 4. Carson Kressley 7% 
  5. 5. Ethan Hawke 7% 
  6. 6. Sacha Cohen 7% 

David Hodo (construction worker) Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. Josh Duhamel 30% 
  2. 2. Matthew McConaughey 30% 
  3. 3. Jason Statham 7% 
  4. 4. Sam Rockwell 7% 
  5. 5. Eric McCormack 7% 
  6. 6. John Travolta 7% 
  7. 7. Hugh Jackman 7% 

Ray Simpson (policeman) Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Ll Cool J 25% 
  2. 2. Bernie Mac 25% 
  3. 3. Adrian Lester 16% 
  4. 4. Edward Norton 16% 
  5. 5. Xzibit 8% 
  6. 6. Denzel Washington 8% 

Victor Willis (policeman) Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Forest Whitaker 33% 
  2. 2. Tone Loc 25% 
  3. 3. Bruce Willis 16% 
  4. 4. Cassius Clay 8% 
  5. 5. Kevin Kline 8% 
  6. 6. Wayne Brady 8% 

Alexander Briley (soldier) Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. Cuba Gooding Jr. 46% 
  2. 2. Henry Thomas 15% 
  3. 3. Ewan McGregor 15% 
  4. 4. Mykelti Williamson 7% 
  5. 5. Gabriel Byrne 7% 
  6. 6. Marcus Chong 7% 

Randy Jones (cowboy) Total Votes: 12

  1. 1. Ewan McGregor 33% 
  2. 2. Kevin Nash 25% 
  3. 3. Matthew McConaughey 25% 
  4. 4. Sam Elliott 8% 
  5. 5. Heath Ledger 8% 

Felipe Rose (Indian) Total Votes: 13

  1. 1. Anthony Kiedis 38% 
  2. 2. Tom Cruise 23% 
  3. 3. Jai Rodriguez 15% 
  4. 4. Jeremy Piven 15% 
  5. 5. Johnny Depp 7% 

Miles Jaye Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Sean Hayes 50% 
  2. 2. Mike Tyson 25% 
  3. 3. Edward Norton 25% 

Phill Hurtt Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Barry Pepper 40% 
  2. 2. Will Smith 40% 
  3. 3. Eric McCormack 20% 

Peter Whitehead Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Michael Byrne 75% 
  2. 2. David Bowie 25% 

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