The Actor Andrew Dice Clay Wants To Play Him In A Biopic

Famous people don't always get the chance to pick who will play them in a biopic about their life, but that doesn't stop them from imaging their dream choice (as I'm sure many of you do). Take Andrew Dice Clay, for example. One can't say if a movie will ever be made about his life and career, but the stand-up comedian/actor definitely has someone in mind to star in the project should anyone ever decide to make it.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, promoting his new memoir The Filthy Truth, Andrew Dice Clay has revealed his number one choice to play him in a film about his life: James Franco. To help your brain process that idea, enjoy a side-by-side image:

James Franco Andrew Dice Clay

Not a bad pick, huh? Add the right wardrobe, hairstyle and sideburns and James Franco could be a dead ringer for a young Andrew Dice Clay.

What's even more interesting about Dice Clay's choice is the fact that he has actually approached Franco about the idea, and it's something that they discussed for a good amount of time. The comedian says that anyone who is going to play him is going to have to be completely committed to the part, and he believes that that 127 Hours star is the right man for the gig. Said Dice Clay,

"It needs to be a method actor. James has that look; he could really look like Dice. But it would be a hard role to play. I’m one person onstage, but offstage, I’m a completely different person."

While Andrew Dice Clay might have a softer personality when he's not performing, it's his on-stage persona and potentially James Franco's interpretation of it that would likely be the draw of a biopic about the notorious comedian. Back in the 1980s and 1990s he was a rather controversial figure due to what many considered to be very misogynistic opinions about women. He also had some rather infamous dealings with MTV (which included a 22-year ban from the network) and Saturday Night Live (where his presence was boycotted).

Fans of Andrew Dice Clay's comedy don't necessarily need to wait until a biopic to see him up on the big screen. In recent years he's been doing more acting work, just last year having a role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and an episode of The Blacklist with James Spader. As he tells THR in the interview, it's an endeavor he is continuing to pursue, particularly if it means he gets the chance to work with filmmakers like Allen and Martin Scorsese.

What do you think of the idea of James Franco playing Andrew Dice Clay in a biopic? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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