Imagine all these sentences have exclamation marks after them. In my head they do.
I have to reserve actual exclamation marks for the final casting. David Bowie as Nikola Tesla! Well, he did popularise AC/DC (sorry couldn't help myself).
This makes me think of who you would cast to play all the great scientists of history, without using revered elderly actors. Like Newton played by Ralph Fiennes or Einstein played by Robert Downey Jnr. Or Nils Bohr played by Viggo Mortensen (Danish you see). Or Val Kilmer as, ooh, Feynman.
ETA read dissenting opinions about 'The Prestige' at instant fanzine here http://community.livejournal.com/instant_fanzine/136145.html