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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The widely acclaimed novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield. After his expulsion from prep school, disillusioned Holden spends two days in New York disgusted by the phoniness of the adult world and ultimately succumbs to a mental breakdown. Upon recovering from the breakdown, Holden recounts his story to the reader.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 29

  1. 1. Martin Scorsese 34% 
  2. 2. Emir Kusturica 20% 
  3. 3. Wes Anderson 17% 
  4. 4. Gus van Sant 6% 
  5. 5. Paul Thomas Anderson 3% 
  6. 6. Mike Leigh 3% 
  7. 7. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 3% 
  8. 8. Emma Watson 3% 
  9. 9. David Fincher 3% 
  10. 10. Damien Chazelle 3% 

Cast Results

Holden Caulfield Total Votes: 64

  1. 1. Jake Gyllenhaal 28% 
  2. 2. Layke Anderson 12% 
  3. 3. Hayden Christensen 10% 
  4. 4. Kieran Culkin 9% 
  5. 5. Milo Ventimiglia 3% 
  6. 6. Drew Daniel 3% 
  7. 7. Haley Joel Osment 3% 
  8. 8. Patrick Fugit 3% 
  9. 9. Jason Schwartzman 3% 
  10. 10. Ben Foster 1% 
  11. 11. Johnny Depp 1% 
  12. 12. Ethan Hawke 1% 
  13. 13. Trent Ford 1% 
  14. 14. Joseph Mazzello 1% 
  15. 15. Jonathan Bennett 1% 
  16. 16. Vincent Kartheiser 1% 
  17. 17. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 1% 
  18. 18. Gregory Smith 1% 
  19. 19. Alex D. Linz 1% 
  20. 20. Emma Watson 1% 
  21. 21. Brandon Jones 1% 
  22. 22. Dane DeHaan 1% 
  23. 23. Brenton Thwaites 1% 
  24. 24. Nick Robinson 1% 

Ackley Total Votes: 32

  1. 1. Christian Bale 40% 
  2. 2. Chris Owen 18% 
  3. 3. Ewan McGregor 9% 
  4. 4. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  5. 5. Vincent Kartheiser 6% 
  6. 6. Jack Black 3% 
  7. 7. Justin Cooper 3% 
  8. 8. Noah Taylor 3% 
  9. 9. Jason Statham 3% 
  10. 10. Stewie Kestner 3% 
  11. 11. Will Poulter 3% 

Stradlater Total Votes: 35

  1. 1. Joshua Jackson 25% 
  2. 2. Jase Wirey 20% 
  3. 3. Ashton Kutcher 11% 
  4. 4. Benjamin McKenzie 5% 
  5. 5. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 5% 
  6. 6. Owen Wilson 5% 
  7. 7. David Gallagher 5% 
  8. 8. Jake Gyllenhaal 2% 
  9. 9. Christian Bale 2% 
  10. 10. Layke Anderson 2% 
  11. 11. Hayden Christensen 2% 
  12. 12. Jon Heder 2% 
  13. 13. James Hill 2% 
  14. 14. Lucas Till 2% 

Jane Gallagher Total Votes: 40

  1. 1. Natalie Portman 17% 
  2. 2. Michelle Maradie 17% 
  3. 3. Jena Malone 15% 
  4. 4. Kirsten Dunst 15% 
  5. 5. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 5% 
  6. 6. Anna Paquin 5% 
  7. 7. Christina Ricci 2% 
  8. 8. Katie Holmes 2% 
  9. 9. Kate Bosworth 2% 
  10. 10. Mischa Barton 2% 
  11. 11. Emily VanCamp 2% 
  12. 12. Holly Grainger 2% 
  13. 13. Amber Tamblyn 2% 
  14. 14. Michelle Williams 2% 
  15. 15. Melissa Carman 2% 
  16. 16. Olivia Cooke 2% 

Phoebe Caulfield Total Votes: 45

  1. 1. Dakota Fanning 42% 
  2. 2. Morgan York 17% 
  3. 3. Vivien Cardone 15% 
  4. 4. Daveigh Chase 6% 
  5. 5. Holly King 4% 
  6. 6. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 4% 
  7. 7. Liliana Mumy 2% 
  8. 8. Miranda Cosgrove 2% 
  9. 9. Emily Lopez 2% 
  10. 10. Oona Laurence 2% 

Allie Caulfield Total Votes: 33

  1. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 33% 
  2. 2. Heath Ledger 21% 
  3. 3. Rupert Grint 21% 
  4. 4. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  5. 5. Matthew Lewis 3% 
  6. 6. Rory Culkin 3% 
  7. 7. Forrest Landis 3% 
  8. 8. Jeremy Sumpter 3% 
  9. 9. Aj Cabrera 3% 
  10. 10. Jacob Tremblay 3% 

D. B. Caulfield Total Votes: 28

  1. 1. Denis Leary 25% 
  2. 2. Michael Rosenbaum 21% 
  3. 3. Brendan Fraser 14% 
  4. 4. Ryan Phillippe 10% 
  5. 5. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 7% 
  6. 6. Anne Hathaway 3% 
  7. 7. Hayden Christensen 3% 
  8. 8. Jonathan Bennett 3% 
  9. 9. W. Axl Rose 3% 
  10. 10. Michael Bowdale 3% 
  11. 11. Ryan Gosling 3% 

Sally Hayes Total Votes: 32

  1. 1. Rachel Bilson 21% 
  2. 2. Julia Stiles 15% 
  3. 3. Heather Graham 12% 
  4. 4. Britney Spears 6% 
  5. 5. Mila Kunis 6% 
  6. 6. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  7. 7. Evan Rachel Wood 6% 
  8. 8. Kate Bosworth 6% 
  9. 9. Rose McGowan 3% 
  10. 10. Juliette Binoche 3% 
  11. 11. Lindsay Lohan 3% 
  12. 12. Mischa Barton 3% 
  13. 13. Tori Shively 3% 
  14. 14. Sophie Turner 3% 

Mr. Spencer Total Votes: 29

  1. 1. Carl Reiner 27% 
  2. 2. Kenneth Branagh 17% 
  3. 3. Kevin Kline 17% 
  4. 4. Hugh Jackman 6% 
  5. 5. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  6. 6. William Shatner 6% 
  7. 7. Noah Taylor 3% 
  8. 8. Jackie Earle Haley 3% 
  9. 9. Ian Holm 3% 
  10. 10. Marrell Gelburd 3% 
  11. 11. Clint Eastwood 3% 

Carl Luce Total Votes: 20

  1. 1. Steve Zahn 60% 
  2. 2. Norman Reedus 25% 
  3. 3. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 5% 
  4. 4. Todd Harrison 5% 
  5. 5. Ansel Elgort 5% 

Mr. Antolini Total Votes: 32

  1. 1. Steve Buscemi 28% 
  2. 2. Dylan McDermott 25% 
  3. 3. David Thewlis 12% 
  4. 4. Pierce Brosnan 6% 
  5. 5. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  6. 6. Alexis Denisof 3% 
  7. 7. Alan Rickman 3% 
  8. 8. Jude Law 3% 
  9. 9. Christian Bale 3% 
  10. 10. Steve Bucesmi 3% 
  11. 11. Chris Dowdy 3% 
  12. 12. Oscar Isaac 3% 

Maurice Total Votes: 28

  1. 1. Andy Garcia 32% 
  2. 2. Steve Buscemi 14% 
  3. 3. Bruce Willis 14% 
  4. 4. Al Pacino 10% 
  5. 5. Alan Rickman 10% 
  6. 6. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 7% 
  7. 7. Steve Bucsemi 3% 
  8. 8. Martin Fontanes 3% 
  9. 9. Idris Elba 3% 

Sunny Total Votes: 32

  1. 1. Juliette Lewis 25% 
  2. 2. Helena Bonham Carter 25% 
  3. 3. Tammy Lynn Michaels 15% 
  4. 4. Nobody, Since This Book Should Never Be Made Into A Movie. Didn't They Even Read It? 6% 
  5. 5. Joey Lauren Adams 6% 
  6. 6. Melissa Gilbert 3% 
  7. 7. Cynthia Preston 3% 
  8. 8. Lindsay Lohan 3% 
  9. 9. Erika Thormahlen 3% 
  10. 10. Elizabeth Bedwell 3% 
  11. 11. Amanda Seyfried 3% 
  12. 12. Jane Levy 3% 

Comments

  • DamnTheBroccoli: I can see Kieran Culkin as Holden, but it seems almost too similar to his role in Igby Goes Down.
  • SkyFire: We had to read this in high school... I remember very little.
  • DamnTheBroccoli: There's a pretty decent summary as well as character descriptions and chapter by chapter analysis on the Spark Notes site.
  • SkyFire: Thanks!

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