20 Miscast Movie Roles That Completely Ruined Movies
Film casting must be the most underrated job in the industry. As a matter of fact, most of the time, there won’t be any problems with the casting. People just take it for granted that Heath Ledge is born to play The Joker or Marlon Brando is built to make the Godfather his role. However, sometimes the casting decisions did go wrong. It’s not the actors’ fault, they just appeared in a wrong movie. Here are 20 bad casting decisions in the history of Hollywood.
20. Angelina Jolie as Margaret Russell
The Movie: The Good Shepherd
The Miscasting: Angelina Jolie is just too sexy to play the domestic wife. Can you imagine her staying at home while Damon’s character traveling around Europe? Not a chance!
19. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Movie: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Miscasting: McGregor is great in both Shallow Grave and Trainspotting as a sneaky young man. but he’s not right for a Jedi master, maybe Alex Guinness is just too good that anyone who plays the young version seems wrong.
18. Keanu Reeves as John Constantine
The Movie: Constantine
The Miscasting: Comic book Constantine is a wry Liverpudlian with a chancey Thatcher’s Britain attitude to making enemies and amoral decisions. Reeves is a blank plank of American vacancy battling demons but not looking that bothered about it.
17. Halle Berry as Catwoman
The Movie: Catwoman
The Miscasting: The biggest mistake here is to cast an Oscar-winning actress and gave her a script with nothing substantial on it.
16. Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great
The Movie: Alexander
The Miscasting: Swaggering playboy Farrell play one of the greatest kings in the history of human kind? With that Irish accent? This couldn’t go more wrong.
15. Ralph Fiennes as Christopher Marshall
The Movie: Maid in Manhattan
The Miscasting: Fiennes is a brilliant actor, there is no doubt about it. But he’s just not right for any Romance film. If you have watched Red Dragon, you would feel as he is going to bite J-Lo’s mouth off in those romantic scenes.