Mr. Jet wrote:
David Bowie and Michael Caine
Out of curiosity, does anyone know why Nolan was so intent on casting Bowie as Tesla? I know Bowie is awesome, but any other reason Nolan would've wanted him to be Tesla?
As far as I remember, Nolan had only David Bowie in mind for Tesla. He wanted an actor with a different kind of fame and experience when compared to Jackman and Bale. This mirrors how Tesla's fame is different from Borden and Angier's.
I put David Bowie right up there alongside Hugh Jackman. Bale for me was par for the course.