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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby MrsEdwardCullen4Ever » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:24 pm

Looks like i pictured Billy. Maybe not exactly how, but close enough. But who else was overly pissed when he was driving the truck!?! can't happen.!
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby LoveEmmettCullen » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:43 pm

Not how I imagined Billy at all. I imagined him to be a fat/big guy with a few strands of Grey hair, some wrinkles
on his face and for his wheelchair to take up an unusually large amount of room. Actually, I didn't imagine him
to be big, just a bit chubby around the cheeks.
But overall, he did a good job at playing Billy in the movie. Charlie and Billy's relationship in the book wasn't as
strong, but in the movie, I think they made their bond closer, which is good. He really suits long hair, but Jacob
not as much.
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby bite_me » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:39 pm

I pictured him with a very different face and almost completely grey hair .. . but his face suits it better.
For some reason I pictured him as like this bikey guy with a silver beard and leather jacket. obviosuly I prefer my version of him!

Nah, I give him 9.8/10 (lose marks for driving)
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby JodeenSings » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:38 am

Gil looks exactly what I imagined Billy to look like. But he was so much more fun/funny character on screen. Still had the stern look when he needed it. Like others have said - he is great with the "stink eye."
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby sarah! » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:57 pm

Despite what other people are saying, I believe Gil did great as Billy Black. He was fairly close to the Billy I imagined when I was reading. I also liked how they showed Charlie pushing Billy in the wheelchair to show emphasis. Some of my friends who had not read the book before seeing the movie still understood the situation with Billy quickly, so I think Catherine did very well with the movie.
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby kimbatron » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:49 pm

I think he was perfect for the character of Billy.

As for the driving thing? They can always convert cars to be driven without using pedals for people who can't use their legs.
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby Nerd » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:16 pm

I think he did AMAZINGLY. I was a little irked with the driving, though. I know that they can modify vehicles for impaired individualys, but Stephenie clearly stated in the book description that he couldn't drive. I was like GRRRR! And I found an old interview with Taylor where he was saying he got his license and he was SO excited to drive in the movie, yet he was ALWAYS in the passenger seat. Guess he scared Gil! xD
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby kimbatron » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:52 pm

I don't think the scene where Edward and Billy filthy look each other would have worked if they werent both in the drivers seats hahaha, I can imagine Billy leaning over Jacob driving, filthy looking him, wouldn't quite have worked! lol
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby Sydflower » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:36 pm

Overall, he was how I pictured Billy.

I pictured him a little bigger, but he still fit my overview .

He fits the part.
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Re: Gil Birmingham as Billy Black

Postby Laina » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:10 pm

I imagined more wrinkles, but hey, I'm not going to deduct points for youthful skin! :P

Although he wasn't on screen much I think he was perfect, hope to see him more in NM!
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