Κυριακή, 12 Αυγούστου 2012

Cast of Exorsist

Casting actors and actress for Exorsist 


Blatty hoped Brando and Jack Nicholson as Father Karras, but the film director of Exorcist William Friedkin had a different opinion. Friedkind worried that stars of such magnitude would overshadow the credit of director and will work against the film's documentary style. William Friedkin favored no - stars for Exorcist casting. 


Ellen Busty plays the part of Chris MacNeil.



Chris McNeil (fictional character) is a celebrity, a famous actress and atheist. When her 12 years old daughter Regan McNeil (Linda Blair) started to behave strangely Chris brokes down emotionally. She is trying to help her daughter, to find a solution to and to safe the life of her daughter. She visits neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and finally Catholic priest.

Jason Miller plays the part of Father Damien Karras


Father Damien Karras is a Jesuit - Catholic priest, a vocational counselor and a psychiatrists. Father Damien Karras before the exorcism he has lost his faith because the death of his mother. Father Damien Karras helps father Merrin at Regan’s exorcism. Jason Miller was trained to be a Catholic Priest, after the Exorcist film appeared in "The Ninth Configuration", and he played the part of "Patient X" in the Exorcist III (Blatty, 1990).

Max von Sydow plays the part of Father Merrin


Father Merrin is an experienced exorcist who had conducted a large number of exorcists in the past and he has experienced expelling demons through exorcisms. Father Merrn knows the dangers and risks during the exorcism but he has no hesitation to face demonic forces during exorcism. Max Von Sydow was known to audience because of his appearence in many Ingmar Bergman's films, like The Seventh Seal / Det Sjunde inseglet (1958) after the Exorcist he appeared in The Night Vision (Laslo Benedek, 1977), Deathwatch / La Mort en Direct (Bertrand Tavernier, 1980), Needful Things (Fraser Clarke Heston, 1993) and Dario Argento's Sleepless / Nochosonno (2001).

Linda Blair plays the part of Regan McNeil


Regan McNeil is a 12 years old girl, a very friendly, social and optimistic girl. Suddenly, is starting to behave very strange, there is no explanation and day by day her behaviors is getting more aggressive until her exterior look change. Regan is possessed by a demon (Pazuzu). 
The Exorcist film was the first of Linda Blair, she received an Oscar nomination for her part, and owes her fame to the film, but her association with the role made it near impossible for her to het parts in major films. But she appeared in films including Hell Night (Tom DeSimone, 1981), Chained Heat (Lutz Schaarwachter, 1983), Witchcraft (Rob Spera, 1988), also shr reprised her Regan role in the Repossessed (Bob Logan, 1990), and most recently she has been involved breaking into The Blair Witch Project (Scott LaRose, 1999) and Cyber Metldown (Mary Case, 2004). I desrves to highlight the fact that Lind Blair received after the Exorcist film release a large number of death threats. There were also rumours according to which Linda has been damaged during the shooting of the film and Linda's parents were members of an occult satanic organization and they had Satanic associations.               



Lee J. Cobb plays the partr of Lieutent William F. Kindermann



Lieutent William F. Kindermann is the character of Lieutent William F. Kindermann a older police detective investigating the Bruke Denning's death, he believes that Denning's death is related ro Regan. 

Jack MacGrowman as Bruke Dennings 


Bruke Dennings is an eccetric film director and close friend of Chris. Bruke dies unexpectectly in mysterious conditions while he was staying alone at Chris house looking after Regan. Before the Exorcist film, Jack MacGorwan appeared in Polankski's Cude - Sac (1966) and Dance of the Vampires (1967) as well as in several more mainstream projects   


Vassiliki Malliaros plays the part of Father Karra's mother


The mother of father Karras is illa nd she dies, Father Karras is suffering from depression after his mother death. 


Cameos in The Exorcist 

There are two cameos in the Exorcist film, the first is the nurse who comes into the office after the arteriogram is Linda Blair's mother. The second cameo is the producer of Crash Course as the audience see him briefly talking to Burke Dennings. 


Elias Stoikos

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