Total Nerd 30 Actors Who Could Pull Off Deadpool  

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List Rules Which actor should play Deadpool? Vote up your casting choices for the Merc with the Mouth below.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

Deadpool, the "Merc with the Mouth," is a fan favorite character who was... well let's just say mishandled to keep things civil in that awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. Luckily for us, everyone at Fox seems to agree that most of that movie won't really be affecting the X-Universe they've created, so we have another chance at seeing everyone's favorite assassin.

Ryan Reynolds did a stand-up job whenever he had the chance (or had a mouth) but the writing and well, every single choice beyond casting they made WAS NOT Deadpool. He's been off and on the project for a solo Deadpool film ever since (seemingly more on, but we worry it's been a long time), and it's official, he is returning. But what if casting went another way? 

Which actor can pull off the physicality, the humor, the self aware sensibilities (to a level not seen before on screen), and the general awesome that is Deadpool?

For other characters that deserve some time on the silver screen check out this list and cast your votes for who you think should play Deadpool below in this Deadpool casting call by fans.
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Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Pull Off Deadpool
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He's perfect! The physicality, the humor, the build. They made the right choice in keeping him around. 

But do you agree? 


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Jensen Ackles


Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Pull Off Deadpool
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If "Supernatural" has taught us anything is that this guy's snark can carry a show for 10 plus years. Plus, he's got a following and has the physique for the role.

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Seann William Scott


Seann William Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Pull Off Deadpool
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He's a little on the soft side nowadays, but with a solid workout regime... or go the "use just his voice" route.

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Chris Pine


Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Actors Who Could Pull Off Deadpool
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Pine is probably the only other actor on this list beyond Reynolds who could actually be both the guy IN the suit, and the voice coming from it. He's got the physicality, the build, and when you throw in some Kirk smugness and cockiness with the right writing team, you've got a great Deadpool.

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