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Sean Penn Would Have Been A Great Ty Cobb

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It's fun to recast movies. After watching Mystic River I wished it could start again with the leads exchanging roles. Harry Dean Stanton would have made a great Billy Martin if The Bronx is Burning was made 15 years earlier. If I could have one wish it would be to see Art Carney reprise his stage performance as Felix Unger in the movie version of The Odd Couple.

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Close behind it, though, would be see Sean Penn play Ty Cobb in the Ron Shelton movie.

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That in mind, here's Al Stump's famous 1961 True magazine story (via The Sports Curator, another bookmark-worthy site).

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