Movies are made by committee (separate pieces all grafted together, literally), but it’s been like that from before the first camera was ever clicked on. Even before words are put down on a page, sometimes dozens of people are pulling a movie in all sorts of directions. So when a script is being written, often the writers don’t know if it’s going to be a sequel, live-action, or ever get made. Very rarely do the creators of the movies have any say in who is in the film… but “rarely” doesn’t mean “never.” Sometimes, the producer, writer, or director has an actor in mind for a role before the story is ever even finished. Sometimes an actor inhabits a role so well that it’s like they were born for the role… or the role was made for them. Sometimes, hey, that’s exactly what’s going on. Sometimes there’s no other choice, no one else who could ever be that role, not really. These are those times.

Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken

Characters made for their actors Escape from New York Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken The studio wanted Tommy Lee Jones, but there was only ever one Snake in John Carpenter's mind. CRACKED.COM

Source: Collider

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Will Hunting and Chuckie Sullivan

Characters made for their actors Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Will Hunting and Chuckie Sullivan The duo wrote their own roles for themselves. CRACKED.COM

Source: BuzzFeed News

Ron Perlman as Hellboy

Characters made for their actors Hellboy Ron Perlman as Hellboy Mike Mignola and Guillermo del Toro agreed to reveal their first choice at the same time. They both said Perlman's name. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

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Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gerschwitz

Characters made for their actors A Fish Called Wanda Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gerschwitz After seeingCurtis in Trading Places, John Cleese realized she could be sexy and funny, and wrote the role for her. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Chazz Palminteri as Detective Dave Kujan

Characters made for their actors The Usual Suspects Chazz Palminteri as Detective Dave Kujan The detective was written with Palminteri in mind, but he couldn't make it. Casting continued fruitlessly until his schedule opened up. Не shot all his scenes in a week. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel

Characters made for their actors Glee Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel After Colfer auditioned for Artie and lost the role, they wrote a new role to accommodate him. CRACKED.COM

Source: Glee Wiki

Robin Williams as The Genie

Characters made for their actors Aladdin Robin Williams as The Genie Williams was the only choice for the Genie, and the creators even made a cinematic based on his stand-up routines to prove it. CRACKED.COM

Source: Reddit

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