The Original Cast
- Martin Balsam as an assistant high school American football coach. As the jury foreman, he is somewhat preoccupied with his duties, although helpful to accommodate others. He is the ninth to ultimately vote "not guilty", never giving the reason for changing his vote.
- John Fiedler as a meek and unpretentious bank worker who is at first dominated by others, but as the climax builds up, so does his courage. He is the fifth to ultimately vote "not guilty".
- Lee J. Cobb as a businessman and distraught father, opinionated, disrespectful and stubborn with a temper. The main antagonist and most passionate advocate of a guilty verdict throughout the film, he is the last to vote "not guilty".
- E. G. Marshall as a rational, unflappable, self-assured and analytical stock broker who is concerned only with the facts. He is the eleventh to ultimately vote "not guilty". Marshall is convinced after concluding the witness' eyesight was in question.
- Jack Klugman as a man who grew up in a violent slum, does not take kindly to insults about his upbringing. A Baltimore Orioles fan. He is the third to ultimately vote "not guilty". When Klugman died in 2012, he was the last surviving juror.
- Edward Binns as a house painter, tough but principled and respectful. He is the sixth to ultimately vote "not guilty".
- Jack Warden as a salesman and New York Yankees fan, who is so eager to leave in order to attend a baseball game that he becomes impatient with the deliberations, despite the fact that the defendant's life is at stake. He is the seventh to ultimately vote "not guilty".
- Henry Fonda as an architect and the first to vote "not guilty". At the end of the film he reveals to Juror #9 that his name is Davis, one of only two jurors to reveal his name.
- Joseph Sweeney as a wise and observant retiree. He is the second to vote "not guilty". At the end of the film, he reveals to Juror #8 that his name is McCardle, one of only two jurors to reveal his name.
- Ed Begley as a garage owner; a pushy and loud-mouthed bigot. He is the tenth to ultimately vote "not guilty".
- George Voskovec as a European watchmaker and naturalized American citizen. He is polite and makes a point of speaking with proper English grammar. He is the fourth to ultimately vote "not guilty.
- Robert Webber as a wisecracking, indecisive advertising executive. He is the only Juror not sure what to vote, changing his vote more than once during deliberations, initially voting "guilty", changing three times until he is the eighth to ultimately vote "not guilty".
My Proposed Modern Day Recasting
- Sam Rockwell - Actor best known for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and a turn as an evil businessman in Iron Man 2. His everyday guy and witty demenour can lend to the character of Juror #1 once played by Martin Baslam.
- Ron Howard - Actor/Director best known as Richie on Happy Days and for various award winning films as a director. His physical reslemblance is perfect and his acting abilities haven't been showcased in many years. A welcome return in a remake such as this would be a willing sight.
- Sylvester Stallone - Actor best known as Rocky in the Rocky Franchise. Sly can give a mean speech when he wants to and dammit if this character doesn't have a lot of fire and bark along with working class family tones and the regret of loss. Stallone would crush this part.
- Jamie Foxx - Actor/Musician best known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray. A change up here. Foxx started out as a comedic actor and transitioned easily into action and drama. He could bring new depth to this character. And with it maybe another award for the shelf.
- Mike Gordon - Musician best known as the Bassist of Phish. I dont know if Mike can act but he sure looks the part. And i couldn't resist pointing it out as im a huge Phan.
- Josh Brolin - Currently Thanos and Cable in Avengers and Deadpool franchises. Best Known for starring roles in No Country for Old Men, MIB 3, and Nightwatch. With a wide range of emotion and great talent Brolin is an asset to have in any film.
- Mike Rapaport - Comedian, sitcom star, Podcast host. Rapaport could easily play the role of a everyday guy that just wants out of jury duty so he can get to a game. And bring a fair amount of humor to it also.
- Tom Hanks - Best known for his portrayal of Forrest Gump. I mean. Tom Hanks. Nuff said.
- Christopher Lloyd - Best known as Doc in the Back to the Future Franchise. He is the right age and looks the part. Pair that with his great skill in acting and his physical resemblance and its a lock.
- Denzel Washington - Known for Starring roles in Fences and Training Day. Washington can deliver the tone and fire needed for this role. He should be in every movie. They would all be infinitely better for it. But i would love to see his take on this character.
- John Turturro - Best known as Jesus in The Big Lebowski and as a CIA agent in the Transformer series. He is funny and serious and can lose himself in this role quite well.
- Jon Hamm - Best known for his starring role in the television series Mad Men.
What do you think? - Zk