Tom Cruise as a six-foot-five 250lb blonde guy
Vince Vaughn as the Psycho
Sean Connery as an Egyptian Spanish Immortal
Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist
Kevin Costner as Robin Hood
John Wayne as Genghis Khan (yes really)
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader
Sofia Coppola as not the director's daughter
Keanu Reeves in anything except Bill & Ted
Other (and PLEASE elaborate!)
anything with the cast from entourage, with the exception of jeremy piven.
CLassic fail casting. Great actor, but a horrible choice for that part.
Also, if you want to talk about bad casting, how about Shea Lebouf (or however the fuck you spell his name) in the Transformers movies? Great films, but he is just such a shitty actor.
The entire cast of the Eragon movie with the exception of Brom. I think Jeremy Irons did good.
Everyone in Rock of Ages. ESPECIALLY Russel Brand, cast in a part that should in any decently-run universe have gone to Jack Black.
I think it's more important they use good actors, rather than just finding a mediocre/bad actor that might look like how people are portrayed in books.
Like a couple of years ago when the wow movie was hot stuff, there was a poll on who should play thrall if he would be in it. people voted for ron perlman because he looks like a gorilla, and so do orcs (a little). He's one of the fucking worst actors on earth tho.
OT: Tom Cruise as anything after about the mid 90s (Jerry Maguire is the last decent film he made) is just bad....but as you point out, that's because he's a average actor, not because the role is just wrong for him.
Orlando Bloom as soldier in Black Hawk Down is a bit odd but I suppose it's not that bad.
Doesn't look much like Samuel L. Jackson, does he?
The swap doesn't bother me, but the above was the Nick Fury I grew up with...
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