Who’s afraid of flying, but loves buttermilk? If you are playing B.A. Baracus in 20th Century Fox’s A-Team movie, then you better be able to pull it off.  At least I hope that’s what Quinton “Rampage” Jackson plans as he steps up to the plate to play the muscle-bound hero of the movie.

The role of Baracus was one of the hardest to cast, as out of the all the characters from the special forces team forced to on the lam, it carries the most iconic qualities. The character was a highly skilled but ill-tempered mechanic who preferred milk over alcohol, loved to fight but was afraid to fly, and spouted catchphrases. The role made Mr. T into a household name.

50-cent, Common, and The Game were also considered for the part.  The only cast member still waiting to find an actor is Howling Mad Murdoch.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Navarre
    September 9, 2009 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Jackson has a good look for the character. 50 Cent is too ripped. B.A. Baracus was muscled but in that broad kind of way.

    Gotta get that mohawk going.

  2. Jacin B
    September 9, 2009 at 11:55 am — Reply

    I could buy it, I guess. But, yes, he is definitely going to have to get going on that mohawk.

  3. Brian
    September 9, 2009 at 11:56 am — Reply

    … I’m not feeling it. He doesn’t seem to be intimidating. BA was a scary guy (or supposed to be) and this guy doesn’t give the vibe.

  4. Navarre
    September 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    I think it’s where he has a natural broad softness under his eyes. But maybe a little movie makeup and the mohawk with send the guy into B.A. mode.

  5. September 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    Could have done much worse…

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