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Old 12-04-2015, 06:06 PM
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what decisions in your opinion has a film casting director got things wrong with their castings for a movie?
Clint Eastwood, casting himself as a bespectacled art professor who moonlights as an assassin to fund his hobby of acquiring black-market masterpieces, and who climbs mountains in his spare time.

However, the result was The Eiger Sanction, one of those so-bad-it's-really-entertaining films, and Eastwood's miscasting of himself is part of the delicious badness of the movie.

The director foolishly casting himself in the lead.
George Kennedy horribly overacting.
An albino secret agency overlord.
A black character named 'Jemima'.
One of the more gratuitous baring-breasts shots you'll ever see.
It's got it all!
(including some extremely good and authentic mountaineering scenes)

Highly recommended!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rswK8bgCWFE
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble in The Flintstones movie and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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In 1986 "Manhunter" was released with William Petersen starring as FBI profiler Will Graham, and I thought that he was excellent in the role.


In 2002 the remake "Red Dragon" was released starring Edward Norton as Will Graham, and he was terribly wrong for that role. The actor that gave such a strong performance in "American History X" was nowhere to be found. He could have mailed in that one.


There. It feels much better without that burr under my saddle.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Clint Eastwood in Bridges of Madison County.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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Adam Sandler as anything. He doesn't act at anything other than being obnoxious.
I liked him in The Wedding Singer.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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what decisions in your opinion has a film casting director got things wrong with their castings for a movie?
A ridiculously obese Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Cher in Moonstruck - I like Cher and she did a good job acting in this role, however, I just felt she didn't really quite fit the role. I think Marisa Tomei would have been a better choice.
Huh! I was going to say Nicholas Cage in Moonstruck. Cher, IMHO was perfect. Loretta had to a spinster and not be particularly attractive, so that accepting engagement to the older Cammareri brother would seem plausible. It was more like a business arrangement because they had given up on love. It was openly acknowledged between them. Nicholas Cage is just a terrible actor. It worked, because It was supposed to be implausible that ANYONE could love him, but Cher/Loretta somehow did. And vice versa.

Marisa Tomei could certainly have done it...but she is more attractive and at the time she was too young. She is 18 years younger than Cher, so not old enough to be a spinster when that was made.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I liked him in The Wedding Singer.
Fifty First Dates. He actually can act. He just enjoys getting paid a ridiculous amount of money to play a jackwagon.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:59 AM
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I had always thought that Cary Grant was not 'right' for the lead role in the old movie, Arsenic and Old Lace. An excellent, funny movie (with a great Peter Lorre, among others), but Mr. Grant simply did not fit the role well. The movie was able to rise above his limitations in the role.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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Cary Grant is a movie icon. No doubt. But let's be honest. He was not an actor. Cary Grant played Cary Grant in every movie.
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