Who Should Play Klaus on The Vampire Diaries?

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The Vampire Diaries has set the bar high.

As the oldest, most bad ass vampire in the history of time, Klaus' legend precedes him - and means casting him will be a very tall order for TVD producers.

According to new reports, a face has not yet been assigned to this mysterious character, one intimidating enough to make even Damon "shake in his boots."

Elena and Elijah

You think THIS guy's scary ...

Per Ian Somerhalder, "[Klaus] is the most powerful. A guy you don't want to be in a room with. Ever. In order to kill these guys [the originals], there's such a process."

Same goes for casting them. Elijah is fairly hard core, and if Klaus is supposedly much more so ... wow. Who do you think should play this ultimate blood-sucker?

Moreover, how and when should he be introduced? Should he remain shrouded in mystery for multiple years, a la Jacob on Lost, supremely influential but never seen?

Discuss below!

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I would say Peter Murphy (played a small cameo part in New Moon)...he totally has the look and hey! he was after all the lead man of the notorious band Bauhaus....(Bela Lugosi's Dead)
Cheers!

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LIAM NEESON

Reese williams

one of the Supernatural guys.
that be cool.

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Zachary Quinto. Hands down. He's got eyebrows to rival Dmaon. And he can switch from being charming to sadistic in a blink of an eye.

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hmmm good question. how about christopher lee?

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My six choices:
1) James Marsters
2) Matt Lanter
3) Mark Pellegrino
4) David Boreanaz
5) Xavier Samuel
6) Julian McMahon Either James Marsters or David Boreanaz would be TOTALLY AWESOME AS KLAUS!!

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Julian McMahon is a brilliant choice! He's got something so intimidating about him. Also, after he played Cole Turner in Charmed, I'm convinced that he can easily pull off the "evil" character.

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Fun Fact: The actor playing Elijah stars with the actor playing Stefan in a movie with Leighton Meester. That's probably where they picked Elijah up from...seeing his work with Stefan. Maybe they'll do the same with Klaus' actor.

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Matt Bomer would be pretty funny but next to Somerhalder he would just look like an inferior version of Somerhalder. Hehe. And I'm not a fan of his "I'll widen my eyes for an intense scene" acting. I think an inconspicuous-looking actor, with serious talent, would be the best way to go. How about Mark Harmon! Not seriously. : )

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Yes Julian McMahon would be excellent! He did an excellent job playing Cole Turner in Charmd where he was this good looking demon, that was so evil, but unresistable!

Vampire Diaries Quotes

Elena: Damon!
Damon: I'm not gonna hurt him, Elena. I'm the good guy now, remember?
Elena: What does that mean?
Damon: I'm gonna have a civil conversation with your father.

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon