Well, I have to say that I've been a Zelazny fan for, um. And I've been a member of Amberlist and the Amber DRPG community for um.... Over a decade now. And every so often they get into this "who should play whom in an theoretical Amber movie" casting thread. And I've been claiming since 1993 or so that David McCallum circa 1968 *is* Random of Amber.
...well, the villain in the second Amber series is named Mandor. Who is a manipulative, suave, tricky son of a bitch who runs everybody.
And Zelazny started writing the first series in the late sixties.
And I had this sudden, gobsmacking realization that Corwin and Random are Napoleon and Illya.
And I died.
Right there on the living room floor.
This is a dead fangirl talking. I mean, Corwin even looks like Robert Vaughn with green eyes. *g*
I know Roger cookied all sorts of weird things in those books--he's in them himself, in a bit part as a castle guard named Roger who's writing a novel on the side. And the John Ostrander comic book character Grimjack/John Gaunt makes an appearance as well. So it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility. But the fact remains, that whether Roger went there or not, now that I have, I can never get free again.