After posting the above on May 15 and getting no response despite my begging, occurred to me people might be more comfortable if the focus of that imaginary movie was not them. After all, not everyone is as solipsistic as a blogger, right? So here's another chance. Ready? Take 2 and ...Action!
Who have you've known that has had enough punch in their life to make that life an interesting movie? Again, don't worry about length. Rewind through the cast of characters from your own life and tell me and others about the pieces from another individual's life that would make compelling film. What are the key element(s) leading to your selection? The person's dynamism/charisma? Their talent? Intellect? Interests? Experiences? Uniqueness?
This exercise was more fun than my self-centered original. And, because I've been fortunate enough to know loads of interesting and interested people, my cast keeps growing. Now I've started matching up actors to my friends - what a blast! I need Halle Berry's contact info. She was born to play the human tsunami who was the Director of an organization where I worked from 1991-2003.