Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy - A film by Val Kilmer


John G. Salchow

John G. Salchow, 52, is Mrs. Eddy’s groundskeeper and handyman, serving her with a childlike devotion that is comically sincere. Burly son of a German immigrant farming family, John literally left his plow in a Kansas field and boarded a train for Concord two hours after receiving the call to come to Pleasant View. He still runs from task to task and works around the clock, doubling as night watchman ever since the home was broken in to several years earlier.

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103 Responses to “John G. Salchow”

  1. David Matthews says:

    If it was cast younger somebody like Patrick Wilson or Josh Lucas. They seem to have the stature and can pull off endearing characters. Actors closer to Salchow’s age range are tricker…maybe Aidan Quinn or Bill Campbell.

  2. I would love to submit myself for this role, if indeed the role can be cast younger. My range goes to mid thirties.

  3. Bernice Moody-Falk says:

    Harrison Ford.

  4. Petra K. says:

    Gary Oldman

  5. Perhaps Jurgen Prochnow has that protective loyal quality that is needed here.

  6. Chris says:

    Anthony Tyler Quinn

  7. Merry F says:

    Willem Dafoe

  8. Easton says:

    David Morse

  9. Lori says:

    When I saw this photo, the first actor I thought of was Woody Haroldson!

  10. Shelagh Reddy says:

    Nicholas Campbell is my suggestion.

  11. Jan says:

    He’s not German, but what about John C. Reilly? I like the idea of David Morse, too – would not have thought of him myself. Also not German but worth considering: Gerard Depardieu. Don’t know Salchow’s age; makes it a bit difficult.

  12. Kim says:

    Bill Paxton

  13. Shepherd says:

    Bill Paxton would be great. Daniel Day Lewis, or Ben Affleck some other thoughts.

  14. Jennifer Davis says:

    Tom Sellak

  15. Nancy says:

    Victor Garber

  16. Christine Domin says:

    Josh Brolin

  17. Petra K. says:

    If you want to keep the role kind of German, why not think about the Austrian Christoph Waltz?

  18. Jodi Beatty says:

    Dick Davenport, former C.S. Airforce Chaplain & Bible scholar. Of St. Louis, Missouri.

  19. Mia says:

    Good suggestions: Woody Harellson, Bill Paxton, and Josh Brolin.

  20. Cynthia Voelker says:

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman

  21. Cindy says:

    John C Reilly came to mind immediately.

  22. Patti says:

    Mark Ledbetter

  23. Sherry says:

    Christian Slater or Stephan Baldwin

  24. Angela says:

    Far lesser know but Rik Billock, I think he could do this role justice and life:

  25. Dalemarie Davis says:

    Leonardo di Caprio.

  26. Amalia says:

    Rutger Hauer

  27. Daisy says:

    Patrick Bergin

  28. Victoria Cook says:

    Already have great suggestions, but I saw Kurt Russell.

  29. J. Miller says:

    I agree, Tom Selleck is the man for this role!

  30. mark says:

    John Lithgow

  31. Diana says:

    Steve Zahn

  32. Joan says:

    Liam Neeson

  33. Sara says:

    Robert Maillet. He was Dredger in Sherlock Holmes.

  34. Mary Thompson says:

    Hayes Rutherford. Now in the US, a citizen, and looking for work

  35. Rich says:

    Christoph Waltz

  36. Liv Shrieber He’s got that accent down man!

  37. Kirsti says:

    Hmmmm, David Conrad?

  38. Kirsti says:

    ….the loyal husband from Ghost Whisperer

  39. Judy says:

    Geoffrey Rush is a very versatile actor who can add a touch of commedy convincingly and subtly if need be. Gene Hackman is anothetr option.

  40. Eva says:

    Corbin Bernsen, Adian Quinn, Craig Schaffer, Kevin Durand (though he may be too tall), Liam Neeson,

  41. Terry says:

    Neal McDonough

  42. Philip Seymour Hoffman

  43. robert says:

    elliott gould

  44. Daniel says:

    This sounds strange but Ed O’Neill bares a resemblence.

  45. adrienne says:

    David Strathairn

  46. David Kurtz says:

    I was going to suggest me but I read someone else’s suggestion of John C Reilly. He would do better than I. If he can’t, I’m your man. My German professor said my German accent was spot on.

  47. JESS says:

    tom berenger i think would be an excellent choice.

  48. Marianne says:

    Tom Selleck or John Lithgow

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