All right, all right, fine, I'll nominate the Winchester brother who can actually sing for this role. If you insist
Ecthelion is the guy who will eventually kill Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs, basically the 'biggest bad' this show is going to see the demise of in the First Age (with the possible contenders of Earendil taking on Ancalagon the Black, or Turin vs Glaurung) by stabbing him with the spike of his pointy helmet and then drowning him in the fountain. So we need him to be an excellent and impressive fighter. We also need him to be Glorfindel's +1 at any events in Gondolin
. Together, Glorfindel and Ecthelion will be Turgon's loyal right hand men until the end.
Height: 6' 1"
Jensen Ackles has played Dean Winchester on the show Supernatural
for the past 15 years, and has been a natural at forming duos - with Dean's brother Sam
(Jared Padalecki), with the angel Castiel
(Misha Collins), with the demon Crowley
(Mark Shepherd), with the Cajun vampire Benny
(Ty Olsson), and even with geek hacker Charlie
(Felicia Day)....basically, he's good at team-ups, and when he says 'you're like a brother to me'
it obviously means his whole world (he sells it 100%). He's good at fight scenes. And he's good at comedy. He can pull off some very emotional monologues
(and has mastered the trick of just having a single tear run down his face as needed). He's ridiculously good looking. He's got a great voice. And he can sing.
He's also been in Days of Our Lives, Dawson's Creek, Smallville, Dark Angel, 10 Inch Hero,
and My Bloody Valentine.
He was Bacchus LI
in this year's Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. He has this presence
, and a natural confidence (well, or so he can make you believe of his character), so he plays 'tough guy'
really well - he walks in a room and people get out of his way. And yet that intensity has clear weak spots, clear motivations driving it - his fear over losing his family, his fear that they will walk out on him some day is nearly palpable from the very first episode
. His vulnerability and honesty is great to watch; it's the smile that's fake
. He's done a *lot* of death scenes on that show.... The guys who cast him on Supernatural
felt they hit the jackpot in finding a young Harrison Ford (he was 26 at the time). So much so, that even though the show was ostensibly supposed to be about first-billed brother Sam, beginning in Season 2, the main character is clearly Dean Winchester (he remains second-billed, but they make the same amount of money and the story is always Dean-centric).
- Dean (with the Mark of Cain) takes on the angel Castiel. Or this other fight scene
, where Dean runs through the woods, beheads some monster, and then teams up with Benny.
He certainly knows how to handle pointy spikes.....
"Sounds of Someday" - Original music recently released by his two-man band Radio Company (with Steve Carlson). As far as I can tell, the lyrics are nonsense, but his voice is gorgeous, so.
Another Radio Company example: Drowning
Jensen Ackles singing a cover of the song "Brother"
by Need to Breathe
Jensen Ackles singing a cover of "Simple Man"
by Lynyrd Skynyrd