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Old 05-26-17, 07:44 PM
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Most Unrealistic/Unbelievable Casting Decisions in movies which weren't terrible ?

What are some really unrealistic and unbelievable casting decisions in movies which overall weren't terrible

So we don't want to be talking Ghostbusters remake where the whole film was a casting nightmare

Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist in The World is not enough, totally unbelievable

Recently Kevin james as the US President in Pixels
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Old 05-26-17, 07:48 PM
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Most obvious one was when Michael Keaton was cast as Batman.
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Most obvious one was when Michael Keaton was cast as Batman.
That is what I was going to say.
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Anthony Hopkins as Nixon

John Travolta as kinda-Bill Clinton in Primary Colors

Ann Bancroft (age 35) playing Mrs. Robinson, the much-older romantic interest of Dustin Hoffman's (age 29) college-aged Ben Braddock and the mother of Elaine, played by Katharine Ross (age 27) in The Graduate.
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Tom Cruise - Jack Reacher
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Old 05-26-17, 08:57 PM
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I think a lot of people didn't really think Heath Ledger was going to be a good fit as the Joker.
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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?
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Rosario Dawson as fast food manager who falls in love with Brian O'Halloran in Clerks 2.
Marlon Brando as Zapata in Viva Zapata.
Christopher Lambert as Salvatore Giuliano in The Sicilian.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Terminator in Terminator Genisys.
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Any time I see a list like this I have to wonder why people think this way. Why do people think that a person like Denise Richards couldn't be a scientist? Because she is pretty? Because she comes off as dopey and kind of stupid? She could be the smartest person in the world, but we would never know because she believes that she has to keep up the dumb ruse for the public.

And then we have Kevin James. Why couldn't he be President? Because he is fat and dopey? Have you seen the giant baby that runs our country lately. I would pick Kevin James over the current "president" any day of the week. James seems like a guy you could hang out with. Trump just wants to make money while doing everything that the President shouldn't do.

Quick edit: Read the title of the thread wrong. Still stand by what I said, but can't think of anyone right now.
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Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Fighter pilots have to be a certain height and Tom ain't anywhere close to it.
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Billy Crystal in Hamlet (1996). Speaking Shakespeare's language is a learned skill, and he didn't have it.
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Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love

Anita Mui as Jackie Chan's mom in Drunken Master 2 (Jackie is OLDER than Anita!)
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Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Fighter pilots have to be a certain height and Tom ain't anywhere close to it.
A Navy pilot candidate must be at least 5 feet 2 inches tall and no taller than 6 feet 5 inches.
In some situations they want shorter pilots due to the cramped cockpit configuration.
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Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love

Anita Mui as Jackie Chan's mom in Drunken Master 2 (Jackie is OLDER than Anita!)
I believe Anita played Jackie's step-mom. In any event, she had the mannerisms and vocal intonations of a middle-aged Chinese woman of a certain social class down pat and was very funny.
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Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Fighter pilots have to be a certain height and Tom ain't anywhere close to it.
I used to train Navy fighter pilots. Just like with submarine crewmembers, there are height limitations. Not only being able to fit inside certain cockpits but the ejection seat must be able to function correctly.
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Should we just have a thread about what movie Tom Cruise was accurately casted in instead?
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I used to train Navy fighter pilots. Just like with submarine crewmembers, there are height limitations. Not only being able to fit inside certain cockpits but the ejection seat must be able to function correctly.
It would have been nice if someone had told Goose!!
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Re: Most Unrealistic/Unbelievable Casting Decisions in movies which weren't terrible

Originally Posted by godzilla rules View Post
Any time I see a list like this I have to wonder why people think this way. Why do people think that a person like Denise Richards couldn't be a scientist? Because she is pretty? Because she comes off as dopey and kind of stupid? She could be the smartest person in the world, but we would never know because she believes that she has to keep up the dumb ruse for the public.

And then we have Kevin James. Why couldn't he be President? Because he is fat and dopey? Have you seen the giant baby that runs our country lately. I would pick Kevin James over the current "president" any day of the week. James seems like a guy you could hang out with. Trump just wants to make money while doing everything that the President shouldn't do.

Quick edit: Read the title of the thread wrong. Still stand by what I said, but can't think of anyone right now.
It's pretty basic. Kevin James plays a fat dopey slub in a dozen movies and tv shows and then we're supposed to believe he's President? No.

Same goes for Richards. She plays a vapid blonde who has clearly been cast as eye candy for a half dozen flicks and then she's supposed to be convincing as a nuclear physicist? Huh-uh.

That's a hurdle MOST actors cannot overcome. On the flipside, Jim Carey blew people away in The Truman Show after a string of dopey comedies and In Living Color. He had the acting chops to pull it off, whereas James and Richards do not.
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It would have been nice if someone had told Goose!!
RIP Goose
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Should we just have a thread about what movie Tom Cruise was accurately casted in instead?
Losin' It. He plays a dorky virgin.
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I have to defend Kate McCinnon (sp?) in the Ghostbusters remake. Holtzmann was a delight whenever she was onscreen, even when bogged down by the others.
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It's pretty basic. Kevin James plays a fat dopey slub in a dozen movies and tv shows and then we're supposed to believe he's President?
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Yeah fair point ! with Trump as president, that is the worst casting decision in history !
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Yeah fair point ! with Trump as president, that is the worst casting decision in history !
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