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Hank Williams III

Blasts Hank Sr. Movie

Only An AMERICAN Can Play My Granddaddy

6/18/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The grandson of honky tonk legend Hank Williams says his family's blood runs red, white and blue ... and that's why only a true American should ever play Hank in a movie.

Hank Williams III tells TMZ ... producers cookin' up a Hank biopic blew it when they cast British actor Tom Hiddleston to play the legendary country crooner. Hiddleston's best known for his role as Loki in "The Avengers."

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Hank Sr. -- known for hits like "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Hey Good Lookin' -- died Jan. 1, 1953 at age 29 ... after years of abusing booze and Rx drugs.

Hank3 says producers should have cast Matthew McConaughey as Hank because Matt represents the South both in movies and real life.  Hank3 singles out 'The Dallas Buyers Club' to prove Matt has the acting chops to get the job done well.

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scott    

The man has a point...

106 days ago
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Dover    

I don't think you will be able to find an American Indian that looks like him. If he wants a true American to play his grand daddy, he will have to search high and low to find a TRUE American that looks like him.

106 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Ah rednecks...the most ignorant of all Americans. Tmz, we need more redneck stories

106 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

Tom is better looking,close what Hank looks like too...Matthew is ugly with a horrible nose....Tom can out act anyone too...He can change his accent in a heartbeat.. Yay for Tom.. And the singing..He can do it,and it will bring in a whole lot more fans to see the movie.. So Mr. Hank Sr. needs to thank his lucky stars for this casting.. Hank Sr. has no idea how good an actor Tom is,and neither does others who haven't done a closer look at ALL his films..

106 days ago
5.

R    

Hiddleston has the ability to play him and actually looks like him. Didnt see anyone get bent out of shape over Joaquin Phoenix (from Puerto Rico) playing Johnny Cash

106 days ago
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effthemedia    

Kid Rock as Hank Sr. would have been interesting...

106 days ago
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effthemedia    

Come on would anyone want to see a white guy play Michael Jackson? Ok...that was a bad example...

106 days ago
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Phreaky    

His real name isn't even Hank Williams III, that kinda seems disrespectful too. Maybe he should realize that there are bigger issues in life.

106 days ago
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Tammy LM    

Screw You Hank III ! It's called ACTING you backwoods redneck. Learn it. Tom is just as talented an actor as anyone else to play Hank Sr. Matt McCanaughey can't sing, Tom can. And we don't need an image of Hank Willians Sr. walking out on stage going , "Alriiight alright alright people...!"
Next, you haven't seen Tom's portrayal yet, so deciding whether he's qualified out the starting gait is just premature and stupid, and you aren't even judging him based on ANY job he could do or couldn't do anyway. You're discriminating against him because of where he was born. That's the same as being a racist, but considering the source....welll.
Should whoever plays your granddaddy, also be a womanizing, drunk a-hole too?

Hey Hank, how big of a cow are you going to have when you find out that Tom Hiddleston's also secretly gay? I can't wait to see your face on that one!

Ann Rice threw a similar fit when she found out Tom Cruise was playing her beloved LeStadt Vampire character in "Interview With A Vampire" but she quickly ate humble pie and apologised profusley when she saw the performance.

Hank Williams and the rest of the family will eat their words soon to. But the movie's already started. Tom's playing him and there isn't a damn thing they can do or say to stop it, so they best just sit down, shut up and enjoy the show. And be thankful Hollywood is even considering doing a bio pick on their long forgotten grandfather and using a hot top rated actor that has a legion of fans who will get a first class introduction in old school Hank Williams by following Tom straight to the theaters.

106 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

Wish I could edit.post..but alas......... I meant Hank the 3rd needs to thank his lucky stars for this casting

106 days ago
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Tammy LM    

EFFTHEMEDIA go troll somewhere else. Your responses aren't even directed to anybodie's post. If you're going to troll and be a di!ck then do it right and at least have an effing point. You're just embarrassing yourself at this point.

but I guess it's hard to be 300 pounds and have that much to say behind a computer screen isn't it?

106 days ago
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Lyric    

I think he'll do well, he's certainly talented enough. Hopefully he'll get the accent right. English actors seem to have issues when doing different southern accents. Also, TMZ, there are a lot of countries that bleed red and blue, the UK and France are just two of them along with the USA.

106 days ago
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static    

I wouldn't sweat it that movie will go straight to the discount bin at Wal Mart.

106 days ago
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Lina    

Hiddleston is an excellent actor with a strong resemblance, who is age-appropriate for the role. McConaughey doesn't look like Hank Sr., and he's way too old for the part. HWIII needs to get over it: it's called acting for a reason. This is not a competition for whose off-screen life comes closest to that of Hank Sr.

106 days ago
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im not going to spend my life being a color    

So Hank 3 wants a 44 year old actor to play his 29 year old grandpa? No offense but I've done a gig with "Hank 3" and its nothing but a joke trying to mix death metal and country. Your grandpa would knock your teeth down your throat if he knew what you have done to hi legacy.

106 days ago
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