30 Times People Were Disappointed By The Actors That The Producers Chose For The Role

Published 3 years ago

When it comes to choosing the person to play a certain role, the producers usually have hundreds of actors to choose from. However, even with so many people to choose from, sometimes they end up choosing an actor or actress that is not cut out for the role – and the people are tired of being quiet about it.

A little while ago, one Reddit user asked others “What actor/actress was completely 100% wrong for the role?”, and received numerous answers that not everyone will agree to. Check out some of these controversial opinions below!

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Mr. Ed. The role required a horse that could talk. The horse they hired couldn’t talk so they had to dub all his lines


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Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great. As one of my old University professors once said, “I wouldn’t follow that guy to the end of my DRIVEWAY”.


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Any movie that takes place in high school, but all the actors are in their 20s or 30s.


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Jared Leto as the joker


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Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.


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Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (1992). He’s charming and pretty, but he shouldn’t have been in this cast against such titans as Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins. And the English accent was atrocious. In over his head. It’s like Jennifer Lopez trying to sing a Céline Dion song.


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Two that come to mind but weren’t cast were in Lord of the Rings. Sean Connery was offered the role of Gandalf but turned it down because he couldn’t understand the script. Could you imagine how bad of a casting decision that would have been now that we’ve seen Sir Ian McKellen in the role? Or Nicolas Cage as Aragorn?


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Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffanys — straight up plays an Asian man in the most racist performance you’ve ever seen


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Kristen Stewart as Snow White in Snow White and the Hunstman. Terrible.


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Steven Seagal as a person who can kick ass.


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Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Reacher’s supposed to be 6+ feet tall, 240+ pounds, basically a brick sh^#house of a man. And someone pulling the strings said yeah, that totally sounds like Tom Cruise to me!


Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the 50 Shades trilogy

Aside from the movies being absolutely sh&^$y, the two had no chemistry with each other and it was awkward as hell to watch. More so when I found out that Jamie was married while filming those movies. The movies shouldn’t have even been made.


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Schwarzenegger in Twins. He looks nothing like Danny De Vito…


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Did you guys forgot Ben Afflek in Daredevil?


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Emma Watson as Belle in beauty and the beast. I actually thought she was the perfect choice before I saw it. But belles main qualities are supposed to be her warmth and kindness, and it felt like Emma was genuinely judging all the people living in her town. She’s a good hermione though


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Is it now the time to talk about Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/Venom?


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I have no issues with Pierce Brosnan. Made a fine bond even though his scripts weren’t strong. Can do comedy even.

But singing in Mamma Mia? How was that ever allowed to happen?


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Shia Leboeuf in Crystal Skull. That part should’ve been Short Round as an adult.


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Cameron Diaz was horrible in the 2014 Annie remake. She hasn’t made a movie since.


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Every actress cast as Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, from the Fantastic Four so far


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everyone in the last airbender movie, especially considering the fact that they took the waterbenders (canonically the nation with the darkest skin coloring) and made all of them white, then made the firebenders dark-skinned.


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Maybe an unpopular opinion, but Sophie Turner as Jean Gray.

I like her as an actress, but I just couldn’t get into it. I felt like she struggled with hiding her accent.


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Has anyone said Emelia Clarke as Sarah Connor yet? Also Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. Actually the whole movie sans Arnold was cast fu$^king horribly.


Ginny Weasley… that actress just never grew into that role. I know it’s hard to cast kids that young, but man they should have replaced her for the last few movies, it was harsh seeing Harry have more actual chemistry with a Muggle coffee shop girl (who was amazing) than the supposed love of his life (who was nothing like fiery character in books).

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Cameron Diaz in Gangs of New York. It’s the only time I’ve really be pulled out of a movie because the casting didn’t seem right.


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Just wanted to say for anyone doubting future casting, look at Robert Downey Jr as Ironman. When that was announced so many fans were up in arms and now he IS Ironman…


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John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich. It just seemed a bit too on the nose.


John Wayne as a Native American or Anthony Hopkins as a black man come to mind.

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Johnny Depp as Grindelwald. Not because of the whole situation around it, but after reading the books and the cameos in Potter, I just don’t see him as Grindelwald, just as albino Depp.

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