Laurence Olivier, who plays the classic look of the bearded old looking guy.
Liam Neeson in the remake who takes a younger approach.
Then in the Percy Jackson movie, we have Sean Bean who has taken an even younger look and a more tidy beard approach.
I actually think that the younger approach works. Zeus is the youngest of the original six gods, after all. To have him looking like an old man but having Hades and Poseidon looking younger seems a bit off to me.
You can see a complete list of Zeus actors at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489210/
There is a another actor to take the mantle of Zeus that I have yet to mention. In fact, he is the purpose of this post. In a movie that defies logic in casting, we now have ...
Wait for it . . .
Terry "Hulk" Hogan stars as the big man himself.
Come on, I'm as much a Hulkamaniac as the next guy, but really? I got to say, though, in the picture above, it looks like Hera is doing a pretty good job fussing him out. The movie is titled Little Hercules 3D and I doubt I'll be using one of my Netflix DVD mailings for it. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it is a masterpiece. I have been known to be wrong once before (my freshman year in college when I dated . . ., well let's just say that was a mistake).
Here's the trailer for it:
Anybody out there see this movie?