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Thread #90789   Message #1723836
Posted By: Maryrrf
21-Apr-06 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - How come an icon?
I recently saw "I Walk the Line" and I didn't think Joaquin Phoenix was right for the role. He just didn't convince me - not only did he not look much like Johnny but he really didn't have Johnny's mannerisms or presence. I would agree that Johnny had some musical limitations (certainly he wasn't a great guitar player) but he had a style that was all his own and a powerful way of delivering a song - yes, I think he deserves "icon" status.