20 Actors Who Were Probably Not Perfect For The Roles They Played

Published 1 year ago

Sometimes you watch a movie and feel like the actor was made for the role they played, even if the movie was just average. However, that doesn’t happen all the time. In fact, casting directors fail to find a suitable choice for movie characters often.

A Redditor recently asked, “Who’s the most miscast actor in an otherwise good movie?” and people shared their opinions in the comment thread. Scroll below to read some of the answers and comment below if you disagree with them.

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“Absolutely Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I love the man, but that accent is something else. If he hadn’t been in the film I’m almost certain there’d be no debate that this was the best and most faithful Dracula adaptation.”


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“Mila Kunis as the Wicked Witch in Oz the Great and Powerful.”


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“James Corden, in anything and everything he’s ever been in.”


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“Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts Franchise.
He just doesn’t belong there.
His acting is good, he nailed his speech in the second film. But no Potter World Material.”


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“Russell Crowe in Les Miserables

Katie Holmes in Batman Begins

Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle”


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“ok, I’m bending the question a bit here, because The World is Not Enough still wouldn’t be a good movie, but:

Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist is just the worst, y’all”


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“Jared Leto as Joker

*he was big miscast for the joker … but im not so sure bout the part:”in an otherwise good movie””


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“Kevin Costner as Robin Hood.

Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, and just about everyone else turned in outstanding performances, but Costner… Still a good movie though.”


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“Captain Correli’s Mandolin could be a beautiful movie, if it wasn’t for Nick Cage.”


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“Batman vs Supeeman wasn’t a very good movie but it is nothing compared to the casting of Lex Luthor in the movie. Jesse Eisenberg can be a good actor but the chosen direction on Lex is a complete oposite of where Jesse shines as an actor. I have a hard time thinking about a worse actor for the role. Maybe Michael Cera.”


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“Cameron Diaz in gangs of New York. Anytime I start watching that movie I always forget that she’s in it and then she pops up on screen and I just get disappointed.”


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“George Clooney as batman”


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“recently finished Queen’s Gambit and thought it was great but I could not take the baby cowboy seriously”


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“Whatever horrific creature they got to dub the voice of Bob in Lucio Fulci’s House By the Cemetery.

Topher Grace as Venom.

Russell Crowe in the 2011 Robin Hood movie.

David Thewlis as Ares.

Ezra Miller as The Flash.

Betsy Russell as Jill Tuck.

Matthew Broderick as Simba. (Never thought his voice fit the character IMO. Even when I was a kid, I never heard “Simba” – I only ever heard an actor trying to play “Simba”.)”


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“NPH in Gone Girl is always my go to.”


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“I know people here LOVE Adam Driver, but I found him to be extremely distracting in SW. he looks nothing like Ford or Fisher. More importantly he just looks weird (or unique depending on your perspective). I know it’s probably taboo to say this, but his nose was really distracting to look at, especially in RoS, where there’s a lot of his profile shots.

I know I’ll be downvotes, but I thought I’d share anyway.”


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“Andie McDowell just seems so out of place in *Four Weddings and a Funeral*.

Mickey Rooney in *Breakfast at Tiffany’s*? What the hell was that?”


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“Not really a good movie, but when it comes to miscasting I immediately think of Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Charlize is too good looking to be a Queen who is supposed to be jealous of a Snow White who looks like Kristen. Not saying Kristen is ugly, she’s fine, but Charlize is easily another tier.”


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“Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”


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“Guy Pearce in Prometheus. Like good god why didn’t they just cast an older actor??”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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