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Films where they got exactly the right actor

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

  1. Andre Roussimoff (Andre the Giant) as Fezzik from "The Princess Bride."
    Anthony Hopkins as Burt Munro from "The World's Fastest Indian."
    Rondo Hatton as The Creeper in three different movies using this character.
    Jennifer Connelly as Gloria Harper from "The Hot Spot."
    Bill Paxton as Private Hudson from "Aliens."
    Jabba the Hutt as Jabba the Hutt from "Star Wars"
  2. johnot

    johnot Forum Resident

    Toronto Ontario
    There are many but the one that stands out for me is Liam Neason as Oscar Schindler in Schindler's List
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes he did!
  4. Kermit the Frog 'Muppet Movie'
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  5. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Dr.No - Sean Connery
  7. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
    I was just going to say either him or Susan Sarandon as Annie. Played it as if she was waiting for the character her whole life. I won’t say Tim Robbins though, It’s always bugged me. He was good in the role of course but am I supposed to believe that he is a young kid getting his first taste of Pro Baseball? Anyway great film, also Trey Wilson always looked like he was supposed to be a minor league Manager. Great actor who is sorely missed.
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  8. Timeless Classics

    Timeless Classics Senior Member

    Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard. One of the best villain characters of all time.
  9. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
  10. Timeless Classics

    Timeless Classics Senior Member

    Susan Sarandon was definitely awesome and perfect in her role. The film is as much about her story, if not more, as the focal point of the film. Baseball is just the backdrop for the struggles of Annie & Crash, which makes it such a complete film for me - not just a sports movie.
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  11. I know. I feel for the guy. I mean...have you seen him cast in ANY other role?
    I hope he took the precentage payment method instead of the standard SAG/AFTRA daily rate.
  12. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I remember reading that Carrey saved them money for special effects because he could move his real body in ways that it would have needed CGI with any other actor.
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  13. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    Tim Robbins as Ian "Ray" Raymond in High Fidelity
  14. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    While Ted Cassidy was the perfect Lurch in the Addams Family it was Raul Julia that was the perfect cast for Gomez Addams


    and Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams

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  15. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area
    Matthew Lillard in the live-action Scooby Doo. Even if it's a godawful movie.....

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  16. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    the deer hunter - robert deniro, christopher walken, john savage, john cazale

    Dog day afternoon - al pacino, john cazale

    Midnight cowboy - jon voight, dustin hoffman

    Persona - liv ullmann, bibi andersson

    La strada - guilietta masina

    The servant - dirk bogarde, sarah miles, james fox

    If.... - malcolm mcdowell

    The french connection - gene hackman

    Jaws - roy scheider, richard dreyfuss, robert shaw

    Robin and Marian - sean connery, audrey hepburn, robert shaw, nicol williamson

    Excalibur - nicol williamson

    Boogie nights - burt reynolds

    Paris, texas - harry dean stanton, nastassja kinski

    Hunger - michael fassbender

    Kiss of the spider woman - william hurt, raul julia

    Rosemary’s baby - mia farrow, ruth gordon

    Amelie - audrey tautou

    Apocalypse now - marlon brando

    Gandhi - ben kingsley, roshan seth
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  17. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    liam neeson in ‘the grey’
  18. bobbyhol

    bobbyhol Well-Known Member

    Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
  19. Jamie Foxx in "Ray". I never cared for him in anything else, but he nailed that one.
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  20. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    I think that part was meant for a much younger actor. A 40 year old Nicholson would have been perfect.
  21. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    It works just fine. Watched it last week. Hilarious and great.
  22. Albert Brooks-Broadcast News
  23. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    One film that cast several actors against type was Ryan's Daughter.

    John Mills and Trevor Howard come from the British "stiff upper lip" school but play way out of their comfort zones.

    However it's traditional hard man Robert Mitchum as the shy school teacher who is most perfectly cast. I can't imagine a more perfect performance.
  24. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    We're watching Godfather II in my house (me for the tenth time). Lee Strasberg as Hyman Roth is just amazing. He absolutely embodies that role, which is so subtle throughout.

    Of course, everybody else in it is pretty good too!
  25. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Joe Pesci in Goodfellas. I didn't know him before that movie. I've known some guys like that (somewhat--just a little--less violent), and he got it so right.

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