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"Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything." It's quotes like these we remember from the legendary Mr. Miyagi, who was played by the late great Pat Morita. But today Variety reported that Jackie Chan is in final negations for playing the soft-spoken martial arts master in the forthcoming re-make of The Karate Kid. So Chan as Miyagi, and Will Smith's son Jaden as Daniel La Russo? Oh, the horror!

Now we love Jackie Chan and what he's done for action and comedy films over the years, but we also believe a building-hoppin', stuntman-superstar is completely wrong for Morita's classic, understated role.The contract hasn't been inked yet, so we figured we'd do Hollywood execs a favor and suggest some actors who we'd rather see play the role of Mr. Miyagi. No need to thank us...

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CHOW YUN FAT
• Credentials: He popped more gats than The Lox in A Better Tomorrow, and The Killer. Then he chopped heads in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He's credited as one of the best actors from Asia for his dramatic roles.
• Why: Since his upcoming role as Master Roshi in Dragonball is guaranteed to get shitted on, Chow needs to find a better vehicle to boost his international stardom. Unlike Chan, who is known for comedy and action, Chow is actually known (and has won awards) for doing drama.
The Ghost Of Pat Morita Approval Rating:
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CHOI MIN-SIK
• Credentials: He's known from Oldboy and is one of the few Korean actors who is acknowledged and respected both domestically and internationally.
• Why: Most American audiences are unfamiliar with his work, which means the studio could use this to its advantage and nicely package this film as an artsy indie film instead of a watered down Hollywood remake. His roles inShiri and Crying Fist proved his action star abilities. Our only fear is that neither the Japanese nor the Koreans would want to see a Korean actor playing the role of a Japanese karate master. Long story.
The Ghost Of Pat Morita Approval Rating:
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KEN WATANABE
• Credentials: Probably the most well-known Japanese actor in the West, the English speaking audience knows him for his roles in Letters from Iwo Jima, The Last Samurai and Memoirs of Geisha.
• Why: Unlike Jackie Chan, Ken Watanabe is actually Japanese. And similar to Pat Morita, Watanabe was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Last Samurai. And from what we recall, Watanabe's thick Japanese accent can definitely pull off, "Wax on, wax off" with ease.
The Ghost Of Pat Morita Approval Rating:
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KRS-ONE
• Credentials: Rap pioneer from the Boogie Down Bronx. Founded the Temple Of Hip-Hop and continues to hold the title as the "Teacha" in the Hip-Hop world.
• Why: His loud instructions and clear pronunciations wouldn't confuse Daniel Son. And just like Mr. Miyagi, who endorses peaceful resolutions, KRS-One is well known for his Stop the Violence Movement. But when push comes to shove, he isn't scared to "Slappin' and selectin' em, checkin' em, disrespectin' em." Sounds like Mr. Miyagi to us. Extra points if they cast Yung Berg as the Karate Kid.
The Ghost Of Pat Morita Approval Rating:
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SONNY CHIBA
• Credentials: He's the real deal. Besides holding multiple degrees in more than six kinds of martial arts, he's an OG Japanese action star who's been kicking ass in films since the '60s. Most recently he played the role of Hattori Hanzo (sushi shop owner/swordsmith in Kill Bill Vol. 1).
• Why: Chiba is an actual 2nd degree black belt in Goju-ryu karate (the same form of karate used in Karate Kid), he is a Japanese actor from Japan, and he's the only actor from this list who is in the same age range as the original Mr. Miyagi. Plus, him playing the role is a guaranteed cosign from Tarantino.
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