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By Drew Mackie
When "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann announced that he'd adapt "The Great Gatsby" for his next movie project, bookworms and movie nuts alike began wondering who might be cast as the novel's iconic characters. So did we, and though Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have signed on to play the leads, we've dreamed up our own cast. Check out our picks and how they stack up against your imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel and the 1974 Robert Redford adaptation.
Role: Jay Gatsby
Played in the 1974 version by: Robert Redford
Our pick: Ryan Gosling
Sure, Gosling might give off a slightly young Redford-like vibe, but we're giving him the title role because he can emote inner pain and leading man charm at the same time. Trust us: When we say he can play the embodiment of the death of the American dream, it's a compliment.
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