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Tierney: While Hugh Laurie is also a good choice for the always-drunk mentor, when I read the books I instantly pictured Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Haymitch. It may be due to my obsession with "Almost Famous" and his role as Lester Bangs -- the rock critic/mentor -- but that's beside the point.
Carina: Mickey Rourke could just play Mickey Rourke and he'd be the perfect Haymitch. Drunk, grouchy, and strange, yet you still can't help but want to root for him. Most of the time.