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Name roles that were fucked by bad casting or roles that hit the mark.  Who would you have casted?

Zach Levi as Shazam was terrible.  Eli Roth would have been better.

Jason Mamoa was perfect as Aquaman.   

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3 minutes ago, RollLeft said:

Name roles that were fucked by bad casting or roles that hit the mark.  Who would you have casted?

Zach Levi as Shazam was terrible.  Eli Roth would have been better.

Jason Mamoa was perfect as Aquaman.   

The fuck?

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the devil's advocate was still good, but keanu reeves was awful in it.  pretty much anyone else would have made it better.

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I might get some shit for this but still ranks as one of the (imho) worst casting jobs ever 

John Travolta as Bud. “Well that depends on what you think a real cowboy is.” 
 

Sweater god I can still hear Brooklyn in there. 

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22 minutes ago, RPM said:

The entire cast of Justified was perfect.

Binged that 5-6 months ago and really enjoyed it. 

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Most of the MCU casting was perfect, but Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans were 100% perfect, and I think the MCU fails without them.

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53 minutes ago, lemonandaturd said:

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher was pretty bad.    

Agreed, but Cruise fans point out that the Jack Reacher movies might not have happened without Cruise, so it's a Catch-22 situation.

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Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear.

It sounded like Cruise-as-Reacher horrible.  

He was perfect as far as the shows were written.

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Hits:

Alan Rickman as Snape. Owned every scene. 

Michael K Williams as Omar. 

Idris Elba as Stringer Bell. 

Bryan Cranston as Walter White. 

Heath Ledger as Joker. 

Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine. 

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Worst:
John Wayne as the Roman sentry in one of the Bible films. His one line was something like, “Clearly, this man was the son of God” in his famous western movie accent.

Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan. He was tall and lanky. Not even close to being “hulking” as Daisy described him.

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8 minutes ago, HouTex said:

Worst:
John Wayne as the Roman sentry in one of the Bible films. His one line was something like, “Clearly, this man was the son of God” in his famous western movie accent.

Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan. He was tall and lanky. Not even close to being “hulking” as Daisy described him.

John Wayne as Ghengis Khan would like a word with you.

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3 hours ago, lemonandaturd said:

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher was pretty bad.    

i'll see your Jack Reacher and raise you the Vampire Lestat.

OTOH, he was perfect as Frank TJ Mackey.

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3 hours ago, Dutch said:

Alan Rickman as Snape. Owned every scene. 

The HP series had some perfect casting choices, but he owned them all.  They should have given him an Oscar after the 8th movie, like a Special Achievement or something.

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Ones I think that I don’t always see on these sorts of lists. 
misses:

Christoph Waltz in the Bond movie. 
Channing Tatum in Hateful 8.  
Eli Roth as the Bear Jew. 
John C Reilly in Gangs of NY.  Cameron Diaz too. 
The guy who played Desh in the Bourne movie was about as boring as you could play a super assassin. 

 

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1 minute ago, SuingToGetAMessageBoard? said:

Ones I think that I don’t always see on these sorts of lists. 
misses:

Christoph Waltz in the Bond movie. 
Channing Tatum in Hateful 8.  
Eli Roth as the Bear Jew. 
John C Reilly in Gangs of NY.  Cameron Diaz too. 
The guy who played Desh in the Bourne movie was about as boring as you could play a super assassin. 

 

The Bear Jew was such a bizarre fucking character.  Who might you suggest?  Ron Jeremy?

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Hit: Firefly/Serenity. It took a bit to warm up to Simon and River, but now I couldn't see anyone else playing them. 

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HIT

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho 

Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson. Him as Killer Joe not so much. 
 

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler 

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8 minutes ago, SuingToGetAMessageBoard? said:

Friendo and Sporto were both solid nominees. 

Actually, the whole cast of no country for old men was awesome all the way down to the Gaelic wife or whatever she is that they cast as a West Texas gal, and the old man Tommy Lee Jones commiserates with at the end of the movie about the passage of time.

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1 hour ago, SuingToGetAMessageBoard? said:

Actually, the whole cast of no country for old men was awesome all the way down to the Gaelic wife or whatever she is that they cast as a West Texas gal, and the old man Tommy Lee Jones commiserates with at the end of the movie about the passage of time.

You mean Barry Corbin?

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13 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Agreed, but Cruise fans point out that the Jack Reacher movies might not have happened without Cruise, so it's a Catch-22 situation.

More like a Catch-11, amirite?

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