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Reddit Asks the Question: 'What Actor Was Completely Wrong For the Role?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | February 24, 2021 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | February 24, 2021 |


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Good casting isn’t a science. It’s a nuanced, complex art form. Sometimes, as an audience member, when pondering an upcoming project, you think you know best, and then they surprise you with completely different, yet still great, choices. The considerations and metrics at play are many, and in no way do I claim to understand them fully (except that time the casting director just went, ‘Gimme all the sex appeal. Wait, I just wanna make sure you heard me. I said: All the sex appeal’). Reddit pondered some of the times that the alchemical casting process went pear shaped, and we ended up with actors in roles that they just should never have been cast in. You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:

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