Total Nerd Master Chief Fantasy Casting  

Brandon Michaels
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List Rules Vote up the actor you most want to see go toe-to-toe with the Flood and Covenant.

Master Chief, the protagonist of Bungie's fictional Halo universe, is a man of few words - the Master Chief prefers to be a man of action. His real name is John-117, and he's a "Spartan-II" commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Unit who fought during the Human-Covenant war. He also delivers all his deadpan one-liners right after doing something epic, like sending the Covenant their bomb back, solidifying his status as a badass.

There have been countless talks of creating a live-action Halo film, finally bringing Master Chief to the silver screen, but they've all gone bust. Who are the best actors to play a live-action Master Chief, qualified enough to fill the role of a 6'10", 290-pound space marine from the future? Should it be someone dark and mysterious, or someone young and charming? Feel free to add any actors that aren't listed here who would rock a battle rifle. It's a big suit to fill, so they better be up to Cortana's standards.

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Theo James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Chris Evans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Matt Mullins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Jean-Claude Van Damme is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Nolan North is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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John DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Daniel Cudmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Steve Downes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting
Steve Downes

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Michael Jai White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Brandon Routh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting

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Joey Ansah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Master Chief Fantasy Casting