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


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. Anthea says:

    My first thought was Richard Dreyfuss (and still is) though after reading the comments, Robert Duvall also seems an apt choice. Had no idea he is CS.

  2. Amalia says:

    Peter Coyote

  3. Victoria Cook says:

    Wilford Brimley – similar looks. Wow – Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Duvall would be excellent.

  4. Rebekah Ricks says:

    Barry Corbin

  5. Dave says:

    I believe Armin Mueller-Stahl would be fantastic while posing a similar appearance as Willian Howell he’s also played brillant performances throughout his carreer.

  6. Angela says:

    Sean Connery

  7. bethany hancock says:

    Bruce Willis or Kevin Costner

  8. J. Miller says:

    None other than Ed Asner. Hands down.

  9. mark says:

    Anthony Hopkins

  10. Francie Taylor says:

    Kevin Spacey

  11. Ty says:

    When I saw his picture I instantly thought, “Richard Dreyfuss”. Glad to see some others agree.

  12. Diana says:

    Wilford Brimley

  13. Jim says:

    Gene Hackman

  14. Tyler says:

    John Goodman ??? Yep, I’m sure of it, choose John Goodman there fella…

  15. Doris Temme says:

    Christopher Plummer

  16. Barbara Tosh says:

    My first thought was Christopher Plummer.

  17. Ceallaigh says:

    Ed Harris

  18. Windy says:

    I’m with Dave. At first glance the resemblance to Armin Mueller-Stahl is remarkable! Tom Wilkinson also gets my vote.

  19. Robert Duvall.

    Would be wonderful to have his involvement, his presence, in your project.

  20. Didn’t realize he was an advisor to Twain – would prefer Richard Dreyfuss for this role.

  21. Naima says:

    Anthony Hopkins

  22. Tasunara says:

    I’d say Gene Hackman or Bill Murray. What? Bill Murray can do drama, too!

  23. Lydia says:

    Armin Mueller-Stahl!

  24. Mike says:

    How about Gene Hackman????

  25. Cathy Cann says:

    Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford( gain a few pounds)

  26. Taleda says:

    Wilford Brimley.

  27. Rich says:

    The quaker oats guy Wilford Brimley or Anthony Mockus Sr.

  28. Diana Salomon says:

    I would suggest Harve Presnell with his acting
    style and appearance.

  29. Ray Liotta, Christopher Plummer or Robert Duvall.

  30. Jerra Rose says:

    Gene Hackman would be my first choice. Then, Richard Dreyfuss.

  31. Judy says:

    Robert Duval or anthony Hopkins

  32. Eva says:

    Ed Asner, Wilford Brimley, Bill Murray, is Richard Dysart still acting?

  33. Eva says:

    Oh, and Ian Holm.

  34. Mike Hughes says:

    Terry O’Quinn from “Lost”. The resemblance is obvious…

  35. Terry says:

    Bob Hoskins. He can do anything.

  36. Kirsti says:

    Caught a bit of Legends of the Fall last night…Anthony Hopkins.

  37. Rachael says:

    Gene Hackman, fer sure.

  38. Kit Fuchs says:

    My first thought was Wilford Brimley because of the physical resemblance, but Robert Duvall would be great.

  39. April says:

    Anthony Hopkins looks a lot like him

  40. Daniel says:

    Bob Hoskins.

  41. L.. says:

    he looks exactly like robert loggia but then robert loggia might be a hundred years old. but he would be perfect!!

  42. lesley says:

    Anthony Hopkins.

  43. Lynne says:

    Wow, great suggestions, my first thought was Christopher Plummer though so I’ll stick with it.

  44. sherrie L.C. says:

    In my opinion I feel Joe Pesci would do remarkable in this role.

  45. Joe says:

    Robert Duvall or Anthony Hopkins

  46. Ramona Schroeder says:

    Robert Duvall

  47. adrienne says:

    Ed Asner

  48. Angela says:

    Maybe Corbin Bernsen.

  49. Amanda says:

    Christopher Plummer or James Cromwell

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