16 Major Casting Mistakes

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Have you ever tried to watch a movie and just couldn't get into it because you found the casting so ridiculous? Pam Anderson playing the president of the U.S., for instance, or Denise Richards playing a nuclear physicist (the latter actually happened)? The Fug Girls have documented 16 of those examples - I think my favorite is Freddie Prinze, Jr., playing Fred in Scooby Doo. One that I found really distracting that wasn't on the list (probably because it wasn't a huge part) was Mike Myers playing a British general in Inglourious Basterds.

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How about Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. If I were married to Anne Archer and wasn't already a serial adulterer...Glenn Close wouldn't have been able to convince me.
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Gia, your mention of Uma Thurman made me think of Uma Thurman as Ulla in "The Producers." She looks the part, but can't sing. I don't understand why they didn't bring Cady Huffman from the Broadway cast; weren't Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Will Ferrell enough big names to make it work?

And I had my reservations about Will Ferrell, but thought he did a good job.
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Keanu Reeves as John Constantine. I STILL can't get over that. The annoying thing is that the storyline of the movie itself works very well as a "Hellblazer" type story, and the casting of Djimon Honsou as Papa Midnite, and Tilda Swinton as Gabriel, were brilliant.

But Keanu Reeves? Why they felt the need to take a chain-smoking, BLOND, BRITISH mage and turn him into a monotone Los Angeleno, I'll never known.

And don't even get me started on Shia LaBoof as Chas Chandler.
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Joe Vitarelli as an Irish father of Rosemary in Shallow Hal. Absolutely The Worst Fake Irish Accent Ever.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Rosemary in Shallow Hal (and as Ex Mrs Iron Man Psycho Bitch in Iron Man 2).
Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones (they really could not find a chubby blond chick in London, could they?)
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill trilogy (turn off the volume to torture your eyes. "Look at me, I'm acting!")
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In "The Human Stain" with Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman was totally miscast as a trailer trash, motorcycle riding, tattooed janitor on the run. Ruined the movie. Absolutely ruined it.
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