Being an actor/actress is not easy, sometimes it has huge importance for the films. A Reddit user asked ‘What actor/actress was completely 100% wrong for the role?’ and here are 30 of the responses.
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
Any movie that takes place in high school, but all the actors are in their 20s or 30s.
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”.
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. If you’ve read the book he is the exact physical opposite of the character as written.
Kristen Stewart as Snow White in Snow White and the Hunstman. Terrible.
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffanys — straight up plays an Asian man in the most racist performance you’ve ever seen
Steven Seagal as a person who can kick ass.
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?