SYLVESTER STALLONE ''Julius Caesar, who helped create democracy and then got killed by his friends.''
LEELEE SOBIESKI (''Max'') ''I would love to play Napoleon. I'm a bit too tall.''
DAVID HYDE PIERCE (''Frasier'') ''With [porn star] John Holmes already taken [by Val Kilmer], I can't think of any.''
LARA FLYNN BOYLE ''Eleanor Roosevelt fascinates me.''
MARTIN SHORT ''Linda Hunt.''
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER ''Suge Knight, so I could scare the s--- out of everybody.''
FREDDY RODRIGUEZ (''Six Feet Under'') ''Prince. We'll see how I look in purple.''
FRAN DRESCHER ''Clara Bow, because she became a really famous actress in silent films, but when talkies came her New York accent didn't fly. I thought, Oh, I can do that.''
ROD STEWART ''If I was the right color, I'd love to play Sam Cooke. Maybe I can do an Al Jolson and they can black me up.''
RHEA PERLMAN ''Danny DeVito.''
BILL PAXTON ''Evel Knievel... I torched a couple of motorcycles when I was a kid.''
AVRIL LAVIGNE ''Kurt Cobain.''
DAVID SPADE (''Just Shoot Me'') ''Kurt Cobain. Nirvana was on 'SNL' twice when I was there, and he was really cool.''
DENNIS QUAID ''Spade Cooley. He was the king of Western swing.''