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TARZAN AUSSIE STYLE WITH ERNIE DINGO?

Ernie Dingo as Tarzan and Magda Szubanski as Jane . . .or will it be Steve Bisley with Magda? Our casting panel (winners of our Sept 8 - 15 competition) draw up their wish list for this all Aussie Tarzan - the dream of every Australian indie producer. The investors are queuing and the location managers of every state film commission are standing by . . .

Q: Who would you cast in an all - Aussie Tarzan and why?

THE WINNING ENTRIES
1. Magda Zubanski as Jane and Ernie Dingo as Tarzan.
Jennifer Bailey

2. John Jarratt and Noni Hazlehurst - they can make better homes and gardens in the jungle!
Luke O'Donoghue

3. Kerrigan parents, Darryl and Sal. Their unique Australian-ness would surely give Australians something to identify with, and bring a sense of comedy and fun to it all. I can just imagine, Tarzan, with his pet greyhounds, and Jane, doing all her fancy pottery to impress him. Well when you think about it, it does seem unlikely doesn't it, tell me I'm dreamin'!!!
Leon Gammon

4. Barry Humphries as Tarzan; (Dame) Edna Everage as Jane
Ivy Imbuido

5. I would cast Ben Gillies from Silverchair as Tarzan and Brooke
Satchwell from Neighbours as Jane.
Steven Marshall

6. Steve Bisley (Water Rats) and Magda Szubanski (Babe) as Tarzan and Jane facing a mid-life crisis.
Andrew Lim

7. My selection is Mark Mitchell for both parts. Con the Fruiterer as Tarzan, Marika as Jane. This would make a great comedy don't you think?
Jodie Owen

8. Fred Nile & Carlotta
Liam Peters

9. Paul Hogan as Tarzan, acting like an ape comes naturally, and the crocodile from the Dundee films as Jane, they got along so well.
Lorrie Brittle

10. Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan would make a great Tarzan and Jane, because they have great on-screen chemistry!
Louise Barwick

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Ernie Dingo

MagdaSzubanski as Jane?

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SOME OTHER CASTING POSSIBILITIES:


Hugo Weaving as Tarzan & Belinda McClory as Jane

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Alex Dimitriades as Tarzan & Deborah Mailman as Jane

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Russell Crowe as Tarzan & John Polson as Jane

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