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Karl Urban on Pathfinder

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:11 am

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Having played roles as diverse as Cupid and Caesar on the cult TV series "Hercules" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," Karl Urban probably didn't have to travel too far to take on the role of Eomer in "The Lord of the Rings" movies, maybe because it shot in Urban's homeland of New Zealand. Though most people will remember him from that dramatic role, they were followed by roles in action movies like The Chronicles of Riddick, The Bourne Supremacy and Doom.

In Marcus Nispel's Pathfinder, Urban takes front and center as the son of Vikings raised by Native American Indians whose forced to choose between his people when Vikings return and ravage his new-found family. Although Sly Stallone's Rambo wouldn't come into existence for nearly a thousand years, he reacts pretty much the same way, exacting revenge on those who killed his family.

ComingSoon.net talked to the New Zealand actor about the movie that was originally going to be a kids film, maybe for a minute or less, as well as a few upcoming projects.



http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=19670
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Re: Karl Urban on Pathfinder

Permanent Link by Arctic_Menace on Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:01 pm

Ever notice how some of teh guys from Lord of the Rings are getting a lot of slashing roles?

The guy who played Faramir was in 300(eye patch guy), Karl Urban is in Pathfinder. Sean Bean played Odysseus in Troy...

What's next? Elijah Wood as Jason in "Jason and the Argonauts"? :lol:
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Re: Karl Urban on Pathfinder

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:54 pm

[quote="Arctic_Menace"]Ever notice how some of teh guys from Lord of the Rings are getting a lot of slashing roles?

The guy who played Faramir was in 300(eye patch guy), Karl Urban is in Pathfinder. Sean Bean played Odysseus in Troy...

What's next? Elijah Wood as Jason in "Jason and the Argonauts"? :lol:[/quote]

Well, in all fairness, Karl Urban has been doing action movies since he started in Hollywood (Chronicles of Riddick & Doom are two that come to mind). I don't know if this was a slasher role so much as another action role. If this weekend's box office says anything, it's that he's not big enough to open a movie by himself.
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