True Detective Dream Casting: Guy Pearce


Guy Pearce might not be quite as big in the U.S as Colin Farrel, but he by no means an inferior actor. The Emmy Award winning actor has a very wide and healthy filmography under his belt, including The King’s Speech and a stunning turn in Christopher Nolan’s Memento. Regardless of the quality of the film you’re seeing him in, Pearce can always be counted on to turn in a performance worth noticing. He’s much like John Goodman in that way.

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Need more concrete evidence of Pearce’s qualifications? Check out the 2005 film The Proposition, which is a rattling Nick Cave penned neo-noir western set in Australia. Of course, there’s always Memento, which saw him as the career-defining damaged Leonard Shelby out for revenge. Pearce tends to bring a slyness to his roles, which can also be seen in the The Count of Monte Cristo — again, regardless of your feelings towards the film itself.

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Like most actors, Pearce has some TV roles (mostly TV films) under his belt, but they’re few and far between. That doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t be interested in a project as currently distinguished as True Detective if the proper stars aligned. Current rumors have creator Pizzolatto currently chasing Ewan McGregor, but taking a look at Guy Pearce would also be appreciated.

Do you think Guy Pearce would fit True Detective?