I suppose most authors fantasize about who they would like to see play their hero in a movie version of their book. I’ve avoided this idea in the past because I think every reader conjures a picture in their mind, and sometimes superimposing another image takes away from the readers’ enjoyment.
However, the other evening I watched a movie starring Burt Lancaster, a star who always appealed to me. His successful career spanned decades and he always had that alluring mischievous smile.

Burt died in 1994 at the age of 81, but his timeless charm lives on, and I find myself thinking he would have done a great job playing my hero, Ram de Montbryce from Conquering Passion. Ram is a soft spoken, well-muscled hunk with the same kind of smile and long legs like Burt’s!
Who can forget Lancaster’s steamy scenes on the beach with Deborah Kerr in From Here To Eternity?
Or perhaps that ever present glint in Burt’s eyes would make him ideal to be cast as the rake of the Montbryce family, Antoine, hero of If Love Dares Enough?

In homage to Burt, enjoy these photos of him and appreciate his beauty.

Burt at age 54