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

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William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells, is one of America‚Äôs most respected literary minds, author of over 100 books and novels, and Mark Twain’s close friend and editor. Howells was editor of the Atlantic Monthly in the 1870s when he discovered Twain and began to publish his early work. Over the years, he has served as Twain’s constant advocate and keenest critic.

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196 Responses to “William Dean Howells”

  1. Keith Lockridge says:

    Dustin Hoffman.

  2. Keith Lockridge says:

    Strike that… Should be Alan Arkin.

  3. Michael Michael says:

    Richard Dreyfuss

  4. Richard Dreyfuss, I think he has the intellect and could look like him easily too.

  5. Anna Moellering says:

    Ed Harris, I think Ed is a very versatile actor and could play this well.

  6. Kelly says:

    Richard Herd

  7. Petra K. says:

    Armin Mueller-Stahl… Alan Arkin sound also very good

  8. Before reading any of the above suggestions I too very emphatically thought of Richard Dreyfuss both in his likeness and his quick wit and fast-talking intellectualism!

  9. Shelagh Reddy says:

    Donald Sutherland or Christopher Plummer

  10. Kelvina Occhipinti says:

    I would definitely suggest Anthony Hopkins.

  11. Nona Ubiznez says:

    Wilfred Brimley

  12. Jay M Smith says:

    I suggest Robert Duval, one of the best character actors and a Christian Scientist, who I believe would be interested in the film.

  13. Seymour Hoffman can play just about anyone.

  14. Lou Grant says:

    They look similar and Lou is a favorite actor of mine.

  15. Christina says:

    Richard Dreyfuss. He reminds me of him.

  16. David says:

    Robert Duvall, or Alan Arkin

  17. Alis says:

    I suggest Stacy Keach. Just think he looks the part.

  18. Jan says:

    Richard Dreyfuss would be good; my first thought was Patrick Stewart.

  19. Kim says:

    Richard Dreyfuss

  20. Jacqueline says:

    Wilford Brimley

  21. Gina says:

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

  22. Richard Riehle — The resemblence is uncanny.

  23. Mike Tupper says:

    I’m thinking Robert Duvall as well. Though I have seen Richard Riehle on stage, and, by golly, he does look the part — and a fine actor as well.

  24. Pam says:

    Anthony Hopkins, definitely!

  25. Ivonne says:

    Oh yes, Armin Mueller Stahl. He is an great actor.

  26. French-guy Hugo says:

    Stacy Keach

  27. David Heckel says:

    Wilfred Brimley

  28. Jennifer Davis says:

    Anthony Hopkins

  29. Lorrie Eyberg says:

    Anthony Hopkins

  30. Nancy says:

    Christopher Plummer

  31. Benedicta says:

    Philip Bosco or Anthony Hopkins

  32. Christine says:

    Anthony Hopkins.

  33. Annet Majolee says:

    Harve Presnell. Though Anthony Hopkins and Robert Duvall would do great as well.

  34. Tom Morris says:

    Brian Keith

  35. Mia says:

    Anthony Hopkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman, or Christopher Plummer. Any of them would be great!

  36. Cindy says:

    Richard Dreyfuss or Ed Asner.

  37. Rene says:

    Robert Duvall

  38. Erin says:

    Wiford Brimley

  39. Malcolm says:

    Michael Shannon

    A Christian Scientist and a terrific life long actor

  40. Heather says:

    Christopher Plummer — he has the same smiling eyes.

  41. Sherry says:

    Daniel Baldwin

  42. Malene Kofod says:

    Anthony Hopkins or Christopher Plummer

  43. Coll says:

    Robert Duvall, Richard Dreyfuss, Ian McKellen….

  44. Jane Allen says:

    Durning came immediately to my mind when I saw WDH’s photo.

  45. Dalemarie Davis says:

    Richard Dreyfuss.

  46. Sara Hurd says:

    Anthony Hopkins

  47. Amalia says:

    Robert Redford or Clint Eastwood.
    Val Killmer can play both being Mark Twain and William Dean Howells.

  48. Amalia says:

    Michael Cain.

  49. Bernice P says:

    James Woods

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