Quote:Actually I'd say he's a inch or two taller-
Quote:I forget his name, but whoever played Kingpin in the movie wasn't much taller than Affleck either.
Five inches is a huge difference at this height. I'd wager Duncan probably has at least 50 more pounds than Gandolfini, who I'd wager doesn't actually have that much muscle. Of course there are going to be other factors involved, the role required a physical actor since it would require fight scenes, salaries had to be considered, availability, etc.
Gandolini doesn't have the physical presence that the role required. You can't argue that he does.
I'm not sure what makes you think you can tell me what I can and can't argue, but I assure you that you underestimate my ability to argue just about anything
. It seems to me that there's a lot more to physical presence than size. There's certainly a lot more to characters than their size. Gandolfini has a history of playing physically intense characters with far more presence than Duncan had in Daredevil (in True Romance, the Juror, and the aforementioned Sopranons). I don't even think Duncan did all that great a job as the Kingpin. In that photo Gandolfini appears taller, in Daredevil Duncan and Affleck appear to be the same size (watch the part where Daredevil is punching Kingpin as the water is coming down on them) so I would vehemetly disagree that the height difference is as huge as you think it is.