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


William McCrackan

William McCrackan, 57, is a long-time New Yorker who has recently become a Christian Scientist and, as a successful writer and businessman, has many friends in the city’s literary circles. He met with Twain on several occasions and urged him to correct statements about Eddy that he felt were slanderous. Twain brushed him aside and joked that McCrackan was “the whitest man I ever met.”

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95 Responses to “William McCrackan”

  1. David Matthews says:

    Victor Garber or James Cromwell. The eyes really stand out on him.

  2. Keith Lockridge says:

    Kevin Kline

  3. Petra K. says:

    I’d say John Lithgow

  4. How about Alec Baldwin?

  5. Shelagh Reddy says:

    Gordon Pinsent might be better suited to this role.

  6. Shelagh Reddy says:

    Eric Peterson is a consideration.

  7. Alis says:

    Definitely Kevin Kline

  8. Jan says:

    Love Victor Garber. Love Kevin Kline. Easy to picture either of them here.

  9. Kim says:

    Kevin Cline

  10. Gina says:

    Philip Seymour Hoffman or Anthony Hopkins

  11. Shepherd Griffin says:

    John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Ben Kingsley

  12. Martha Holt says:

    William Hurt

  13. Christy says:

    Billy St. John

  14. vicki says:

    kevin kline

  15. Jennifer Davis says:

    I 2nd John Lithgow

  16. Nancy says:

    Kevin Kline

  17. Christine Domin says:

    Bill Pullman

  18. Mia says:

    William Hurt or Kevin Kline woul be great.

  19. Patti says:

    Victor Garber

  20. Cindy says:

    William Hurt.

  21. Wolf says:

    K Kline,
    Made this choice before seeing then others.

  22. Susan says:

    Ben Kingsley

  23. Sherry says:

    J.K. Simmons

  24. Dalemarie Davis says:

    William Hurt.

  25. Anthea says:

    Yes, Kevin Kline is a great choice!

  26. Chris says:

    Anthony Andrews.

  27. Definitely Victor Garber….or Capt. JeanLuc Picard!

  28. Amalia says:

    Billy Zane

  29. Valerie Bell says:

    I think Kevin Kline or John Lithgow either one could do justice to this character.

  30. Jae-ann Bruza says:

    Robert Duvall

  31. Philip Pennington says:

    I second the motion that Robert Duvall be considerd for this role.

    Kind regards,


  32. bethany hancock says:

    William Hurt or Bill Pullman would be good.

  33. J. Miller says:

    Richard Dreyfuss, hands down

  34. mark says:

    Bill Murray

  35. Diana says:

    Patrick Stewart

  36. Dawn says:

    This is a job for Edward Herrman.

  37. Grace says:

    James Spader – hard to get whiter than him. lol

  38. Kirsti says:

    Looks like Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek)

  39. Eva says:

    Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline (cuz he can play anything), Bill Pullman, William Hurt, Kurt Russell w blond hair

  40. Kathryn says:

    Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley, or Robert Duvall, would project the spiritual and moral authority needed to take a stand for what is right and take it to the battlefield, as William McCracken apparently did.

  41. Terry says:

    Colm Feore

  42. Daniel says:

    Comedic actor Matt Walsh is a dead ringer.

  43. Kathie Babal says:

    I agree Brent Spiner loooks like him, and since Brent is so versatile I am sure he would be very good in the role.

  44. I still think that Robert Duvall looks like this guy. On the other hand Brent Spiner might be very good as well.

  45. adrienne says:

    Tim Robbins, David Strathairn, Peter Coyote, or Paul Ben-Victor

  46. Angela says:

    God there are a lot of great suggestions, initially John Cleese jumped out at me but John Lithgow is a great actor who I think probably would be great with a time period piece too.

  47. JESS says:

    allan alda. or if trying to stay in the general age vicinity, perhaps ben kingsly

  48. Amanda says:

    Colm Feore

  49. Marianne says:

    John O’Hurley

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