19 Great Movies With Terrible Casting

19 Great Movies With Terrible Casting

Sometimes, producers have to compromise when it comes to casting their films. Maybe they need a big name attached to their risky little indie, or their first choice wasn’t available, or they owe a blood debt to someone’s famous parents. Whatever the case, an actor is just not right for the part, but the movie’s gotta get made. If the movie’s good enough, audiences will mostly overlook the violent miscasting. Mostly.

Specifically, Redditor dood0906 was “thinking about the Harry Potter movies,” and the actor who played Dumbledore in the first two movies, Richard Harris, who passed away before filming began on the third. He was replaced by Michael Gambon, who The Dood felt was too “stern, direct (and) confrontational, everything Dumbledore was not,” a sentiment in which they are the least alone it’s possible to be among Harry Potter fans. 

As part of all of this, they asked r/Movies, “What are some great movies that had some terribly miscast characters?” and points were made.

The Godfather Part III

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

No Country for Old Men

Snow White and the Huntsmen

The Imitation Game

Gangs of New York

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Les Miserables

The Crucible

Gone With the Wind

The Philadelphia Story

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The World is Not Enough


Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Breakfast at Tiffany’s


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