Five Actors Who Should Play Mario Batali in a Biopic

TVOvermind | 2/7/2016 | Tom
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At one time Mario Batali was a very prominent name when it came to his restaurants and his status as a chef. But when things start to go wrong, especially in the past few years, they tend to snowball and create an effect that can ruin careers and essentially destroy a person’s life and credibility. Unfortunately for Batali the behavior that he at first denied was what became his downfall when he was accused of sexual misconduct by no less than four women. This created an avalanche effect that eventually saw him kicked off of the airwaves, forced to give his restaurant businesses, and basically just step out of the public eye as much as possible. Going from being one the biggest stars in the food industry to being nothing more than another byline caught up in the wake of the MeToo movement that managed to implicate a large number of people.

Who would play Mario in a possible biopic is hard to say, since it would need to be someone that can be completely objective.

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It’s not so much that Hopkins couldn’t do this, it’s a matter of whether or not he would want to. He’s played despicable characters in the past, but they’ve usually been somewhat respectable and able to be embraced by people despite their savage nature. One thing you can say about this biopic, especially if it was going to be fair and objective, is that it would likely show Mario as a nice and engaging person before really digging into the behavior that finally caught up with him. Anthony could portray him without much effort and likely nail the role out of the park, but again, it would be a matter of whether he wanted it or not.

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