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Films where they got exactly the right actor

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Sordel, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Borgia

    Borgia Do not speak wisely of this night

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    Paul Newman & Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
     
  2. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Funny, at one time I would have put Anthony Hopkins in Magic on this thread, but then I heard that one of Gene Wilder's biggest career regrets was not getting the part. Then after thinking about it, yeah, Wilder would have killed as an insane comedian/ventriloquist. Now Hopkins goes to the wrong actor thread.
     
  3. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Bananas.

    It's as if the main role was written for Woody Allen.
     
  4. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    I would 100% endorse Sam Rockwell playing Columbo.
     
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  5. Ain't that the truth ?
    I was just watching ' Heat ' last night....
     
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  6. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    Kathleen Turner in Body Heat made The Man With Two Brains funny.
     
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  7. Devil's Advocate
     
  8. Speaking of Woody Allen movies, I think Diane Keaton was perfect for Sleeper.

    Annie Hall doesn't count. That was like a documentary.
     
  9. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    "The Silence of the Lambs" = Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter)
     
  10. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    • John Cusack (Lane Meyer) in Better Off Dead
    • Frank Sinatra (Colonel Ryan) in Von Ryan's Express
    • David Niven (Phileas Fogg) in Around The World In 80 Days
    • David Spade (Kusco), John Goodman (Pacha), Patrick Warburton (Krunk), and Eartha Kitt (Yzma) in The Emperor's New Groove
    • Jerry Lewis (Stanley) in The Bellboy
    • Peter Sellers (Inspector Clouseau) in A Shot In The Dark (although he did appear as Clouseau in The Pink Panther the character was so unlike the Clouseau we came to know that it might as well be a different character)
    • Malcolm McDowell (H. G. Wells) and David Warner (John Leslie Stephenson*) in Time After Time
    • Mark Strong (Sinestro) in Green Lantern
    • Raul Julia (Gomez Addams), Angelica Huston (Morticia Addams), Christopher Lloyd (Fester Addams), and Christina Ricci (Wednesday Addams) in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values
    • John Vernon (Dean Wormer) in Animal House
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) in The Terminator
    • French Stewart (Inspector Gadget) in Inspector Gadget 2
    • The Entire Cast in 12 Angry Men
    • John Kornbluth (Josh) in Haiku Tunnel
    • Bob Hoskins (Eddie Valiant) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    *Character name checked in Wikipedia.
     
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  11. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    although you've got to admit that the guy they got to play Paul Simon in Annie Hall was perfect casting.
     
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  12. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

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    Audie Murphy - To Hell and Back
     
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  13. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird" came immediately to mind. I can't picture anybody else playing that character, he was perfect.

    Jackie Robinson in "The Jackie Robinson Story".
     
  14. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

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    Marilyn Monroe

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    The Seven Year Itch
    Some Like It Hot


    etc...
     
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  15. Bachtoven

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    Richard Burton as Dr. Dysart in Equus.
     
  16. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter in The Apartment.
     
  17. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
     
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  18. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Ernest G. Robinson and Dan Duryea in Scarlet Street
    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky
    Tony Todd in Candyman
    Bruce Willis in Last Boy Scout
    Eric Roberts in Nature of the Beast
    Cheryl Smith in Lemora
    Allene Roberts in The Red House (in stills she looks like a sad porcelin doll)
    Chris Sarandon in Fright Night.
    Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face
    Simone Simon in Cat People (meeeooow)
     
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  19. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

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    Give Cage credit for not going over-the-top like he usually does. In an otherwise zany film.
     
  20. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

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    I'm with you on Hoffman. But regarding Redford: the handsome leading man as a dogged, scrappy investigative reporter just didn't work for me. I also thought he was a bit stiff in certain scenes. Of course, YMMV.....
     
  21. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

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    I'm pretty sure he wrote the part for himself. And he had the self-awareness to design the role to play up his strengths. So he had a big leg up.
     
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  22. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    i was going to say that
     
  23. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    yes, tony is an underrated actor
     
  24. Timeless Classics

    Timeless Classics Senior Member

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    A couple of comedy duos that I thought were cast perfectly for the roles/film and worked great together. By themselves, they still would have been great, but cast with another perfectly matched character, it only adds to the film.

    Dan Aykroyd & Eddie Murphy - Trading Places
    Steve Martin & John Candy - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
     
  25. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

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    I just noticed that Judge Hoffman was a couple of months away from turning 75 on the day the trial began. Maybe he wasn't up to a trial like that at that age - for a variety of reasons.

    According to Wikipedia, he was not removed from the bench. However:

    "In 1982, the Executive Committee of the United States District Court ordered that Hoffman not be assigned any new cases because of his age and complaints that he was acting erratically and abusively from the bench. However, he continued to preside over his ongoing cases until his death from natural causes the next year, a week before his 88th birthday."

    There's more in the article about how Hoffman was unpopular with lawyers generally due to his lack of impartiality and abrasive personality. So it sounds like he was just a d!ck in general.

    Julius Hoffman - Wikipedia
     

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