Have you ever watched a film and determined an actor or actress was perfectly cast for the part? You've got company. After polling the internet, here are the top-voted actors perfectly cast as the characters we love.
1. Heath Ledger: The Joker
“That was the type of performance where it's so good. You're no longer watching an actor portray a character; you are watching the character. You're not watching Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker; you are watching the Joker,” shared one.
2. Rainn Wilson: Dwight Schrute
“Have you seen the tapes of the other people auditioning for Dwight Schrute from The Office? It makes you realize how insanely well-cast Rainn was. He made the show,” someone stated. Another replied, “Rainn Wilson was the biggest ace in the whole cast. Nobody auditioned for Dwight as he did!”
3. Michael J Fox: Marty McFly
“When you think about the reality that Eric Stolz had already made almost half of Back to the Future. That proves Michael J. Fox was desired for the role. Since I learned about the cast switch, I understand why most of the scenes were shot during the night,” another admitted.
4. Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds
“Deadpool isn't a versatile actor, but he was perfect for that Ryan Reynolds character,” replied one. “Even before the movie was thought of, there was no other choice. In the comics, Deadpool even described himself as looking like Ryan Reynolds,” another added. “Deadpool plays Ryan Reynolds, like, super well,” the third person joked.
5. Robert Downey Jr: Tony Stark
“I was an Iron Man fan long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I've been reading since issue 177. So I knew the character well by that point. He's arrogant and yet, at the same time, broken and vulnerable.”
“So when I first heard an Iron Man movie was in the works, it was Tom Cruise slated to play Tony Stark, and I had my doubts about him. But when they later officially announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be playing him, I immediately knew they could not have done better,” someone confessed.
6. Robert Patrick: T-1000
“The first time they shot the scene of him chasing John Connor on the motorcycle, he had trained in secret from the studio, so when he started, he caught the motorcycle! He had to practice doing all his physical work on camera without showing any signs of exhaustion or strain because he was committed to portraying the T-1000 as the tireless killing machine it was,” another shared.
7. Alan Rickman: Severus Snape
“Yeah, but Alan was the Rickmanest Rickman. Wasn't he perfect for that part? Of course, he was also perfect as Hans Gruber, Elliot Marsten, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Alexander Dane, and Metatron,” one fan stated.
8. Christoph Waltz: Hans Landa
“A man has never made milk more terrifying as Hans Landa,” replied one. “This is probably the most popular answer. He is part of the reason I love Inglorious Basterds so much. I never get tired of that movie,” another agreed.
9. Viggo Mortensen: Aragorn
“In the first scene with Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, I inwardly rolled my eyes. Ugh! They cast some handsome soap opera actor – as Aragorn! MY Aragorn was older, rougher, craggier, taller, and far less handsome. By the movie's end, Viggo Mortensen had replaced MY Aragorn in my mind, and I couldn't imagine anyone else as Aragorn,” someone confessed.
10. Johnny Depp: Jack Sparrow
One stated, “That's CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow to you!” “Johnny Depp is just a phenomenal actor. He's had so many successful roles. Jack Sparrow is a perfect match for him, and I also really like his mad hatter role,” a final person commented.
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