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10 Examples of Hollywood Being Really Bad at Casting the "Ugly" Best Friend

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | February 18, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | February 18, 2015 |

This weekend, you will all have the opportunity to watch the cinematic masterpiece that is The DUFF in theaters. DUFF stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Here’s who is playing The DUFF:

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Sure, that makes total sense in a world where these women also played the unattractive alternative to the hotter person:

Janeane Garofalo as the ugly friend to Uma Thurman in The Truth About Cats and Dogs


Uma Thurman as the unattractive alternate to Kim Basinger in Final Analysis


Minnie Driver as the ugly friend to Saffron Burroughs in Circle of Friends


Kate Winslet as the ugly housemate to, again, Saffron Burroughs in Enigma


Amanda Seyfried as the ugly friend to Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body

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Zooey Deschanel and Justin Bartha as the ugly friends opposite Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson Failure to Launch


Yvonne De Carlo as the less attractive alternative to Anne Baxter in The 10 Commandments



Emma Stone as the less attractive friend of Anna Faris in House Bunny


Charlotte Gainsbourg is the less attractive friend of Emma de Caunes in Science of Sleep


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