For R150 in the 'Roles that were horribly miscast' thread.
Patrick Wilson in 'Little Children'.
Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick in Election.
That's a good one R1.
Glennie in 'Fatal Attraction.' Not a stretch, admittedly, but her finest hour.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Straight people see it as a sort of horror film with a sick,sinister thrilling edge. On the other hand gays, see it as a rip roaring camp fest.To pull that off they needed the perfect actresses for those roles and got them. That was the problem with Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte,it wasn't Bette and Joan.BTW it was kinda cool that Liberace name checked Hush,Hush in Behind The Candelabra.
Susan Hayward as Jane Froman in "With A Song In My Heart."
Emma Thompson in "Howards End"
Joan Fontaine in "Rebecca"
Helen Mirren in "The Queen"
Thora birch in Ghost World
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD. Perfect choices for the book, too bad they sucked.
Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Sissy Spacek - "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Angela Lansbury as Mame
Christine Ebersole as Little Edie
Zero Mostel as Tevye
Jennifer Holliday as Effie
Joanna Gleason as The Baker's Wife
Robert Morse as Finch
Dorothy Loudon as Hannigan
Lotte Lenya as Fraulein Schneider
Joel Grey and Alan Cumming as Emcee
Natasha Richardson as Sally
Audra MacDonald as Bess
Madeline Kahn as Lily Garland
John Cullum as Oscar Jaffe, Charlie Anderson, Mark Bruchner and Edward Rutledge
Barbara Harris as Daisy Gamble
Josh Radnor as Georg
Kelli O'Hara as Amalia
Liliane Montevecchi as Liliane LaFleur
Glynis Johns as Desiree
Richard Kiley as Don Quixote
Yul Brynner as The King
Alice Ripley as Diana
Bebe Newirth as Velma
Patti Lupone as Eva
William Daniels as John Adams
Bale in American Pyscho.
Imagine if DiCaprio had played that role!
It's hard for me to imagine anyone but Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy."
James Stewart, "It's a Wonderful Life."
Kate Hepburn, "Philadelphia Story."
Brando + Leigh, "Streetcar."
Nicholson + Dunaway, "Chinatown."
Nicholson + Fletcher + Dourif, "Cuckoo's Nest."
Gordon MacRae as the Red Shadow in "The Desert Song."
Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in "Oklahoma!"
Robert Preston and Shirley Jones in "The Music Man."
Faye Dunaway - "Mommie Dearest"
Adrien Brody in The Pianist
Paul Newman in Hud
Andy Griffith in A Face in the Crowd
Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind
Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard
Julianne Moore in The Hours
Gina Gershon IS Cristal Connors
CZJ as the ruthless husband killer in Chicago
Kate Hepburn in any film where she played a New England Yankee.
Charlize Theron in Young Adult.
Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer
Bette Davis as Margo Channing
Gene Tierney as Laura
Maggie Smith as Miss Brodie
Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie the Cat
Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates
Jessica Tandy as Miss Daisy
Everyone in "The Last Picture Show"
Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless"
Everyone in "Double Indemnity"
Disagree about Patrick Wilson, he was too bland and clean-cut. They needed a loose-limbed hippie type for that part. Jennifer Connelly on the other hand was perfect.
Did you eve watch the movie R26? What about the book? Did you read the book?Either one of those things would have told you that Patrick Wilson was perfection.
Nicole Kidman in TO DIE FOR
The cast of Casablanca. The cast elevated down to the supporting players and bit parts elevated what was basically a B movie script. The cinematography and use of lighting and background music helped as well.
Toni Collette as Muriel Heslop
Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl
Christine Ebersol as Little Edie
As for Theater queen...yes..Lotte Lenya,...etc...Joanna Gleason Baker's Wife...
Meryl as Sophie
Bette as Margot
Queen Helen Mirren
Michael Cerveris as Sweeney
Patti as, get ready for this, Mrs. Lovett .
Barbra as Barbra, I mean Fanny
Margaret Dumont in almost anything
Dawson in 50 Load Weekend, of course
Judy Holliday as Billie Dawn (Born Yesterday)
Clark Gable GWTW
William Powell as the Thin Man
Paul Reubens as Pee Wee
Oooops almost forgot one of the all timers :
Maggie as Miss Brrrrrrrrrodie
Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in "Australia"
Doris Day and James Cagney as Ruth Etting and gangster Martin "Moe the Gimp" Snyder in "Love Me or Leave Me."
Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, and Clifton Webb in "Cheaper by the Dozen."
Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Agnes Moorehead, Teresa Brewer, and Guy Mitchess in "Those Redheads from Seattle."
Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum in "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
RDJ, Iron Man
Keanu Reeves, Neo
Going my looks only, Zachary Quinto as Spock.
James Gandolfini in The Sopranos
Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the C
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages.
Larry Hagman as JR.
Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski.
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in The Odd Couple.
Diane Keaton as Annie Hall.
Tony Perkins as Norman Bates.
Sissy Spacek as Carrie.
Christopher Reeve as Superman.
Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.
Glee: "Darren Criss/ Blaine Anderson"
Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
r40 Definitely Larry Hagman as JR.
Heath Ledger as the Joker
Glen Close in Glen or Glenda
Mary Tyler Moore as Beth Jarrett (against type but PERFECT casting)
Lynn Redgrave as Georgy Girl
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
The entire cast of The Talented Mr. Ripley
Michael Cera as Batman.
Jack Nicholson as the Joker
Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman
Danny DeVito as the Penguin
Henry Cavill in I Capture The Castle
Marlon Brando...Don Vito Corleone
The entire cast of the Wizard of Oz was perfectly done.
Tony Perkins as Norman Bates in "Psycho"
Although her performance was terrific, I disagree re Spacek for CARRIE as she was markedly different physically from the character in the book.
I agree with Duvall as Olive Oyl. Near perfect casting.
Didn't see this one upthread: Minnelli as Sally in CABARET. I don't know how the character was physically described in Isherwood's writings; however, I can't see anybody else capture that role and performance as Liza did.
The trio from TALENTED MR RIPLEY: Paltrow and Law were excellent choices; Damon, a bit less so, but he had to have something of a passing physical resemblance to Law.
Daniel Day-Lewis as "Johnny" in "My Beautiful Launderette"
When my book club read Notes on a Scandal, I said I envisioned Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett in the roles while I was reading it. Two years later, the movie came out and they WERE perfect.
ellen page in juno, laura linney in you can count on me, natalie portman in black swan, james franco in milk
Robert DeNiro and Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver
Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl
Julie Christie in Dr. Zhivago
Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List
Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in Superman
The cast of The Wizard of Oz
Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon
Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton in All in the Family.
RIP Jean Stapleton
John Hurt played some of the most memorable, believable villains in movie history in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS,ROB ROY and I CLAUDIUS.
anne hathaway as catwoman, i know shes annoying but at the same time shes a terrific actress and nailed the part bigtime
Bai Ling as Bai Ling.
Crispin in Back To The Future
Mae West as (Lady) Marlo Manners in Sextette.
Michael Clark Duncan in The Green Mile
Jerry Orbach as Lennie Briscoe.
[quote]Julie Christie in Dr. Zhivago
No. Absolutely not. I loved Julie Christie, but she was not right for Dr. Zhivago.
The likeability of an actor/actress is not the same thing as being right for a part.
Agnes Moorhead as Endora.
R62 Crispin Colver as Willard was spot on. If there was an actor that was born to play a role it was Crispin Glover in Willard.
Basil Rathbone: Sherlock Holmes.
Bela Lugosi: Count Dracula.
Steve Railsback: Charlie Manson.
Farah Fawcett: Diane Downs.
Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman: Joe Buck and Ratso Rizzo.
Rosalind Russell: Auntie Mame.
Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump.
John Malkovich and Gary Sinise: Lenny and George.
Christopher Lloyd: The Re. Jim Ignatowski.
Sean Connery: James Bond.
And the entire cast of "Frasier."
Everyone in The Hustler, from the leads right down to the crippled janitor is perfect.
Steve McQueen and Candice Bergman (and just about everyone else) in The Sand Pebbles.
Everyone in Here to Eternity.
I don't like Will Ferrell. His movies suck.
But I can't picture any other actor that could play his role in Stranger Than Fiction.
He was great in that film.
Chloe-Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl.
Nicole Kidman and the actress who played her daughter in "The Others"
Michelle Pfeifer as Catwoman
Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn
Linda Lavin as Nora Bayes, Dorothy Loudon as Fanny Brice, Jeanne Moreau as Sarah Bernhardt, Dick Cavett as Fred Allen, and Shelley Winters as Sophie Tucker in Parade of Stars: Playing the Palace. May 1983
Sandra Bernhard in King of Comedy
Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker.
STAND AND RESPECT, BITCHES.
"Disagree about Patrick Wilson, he was too bland and clean-cut. They needed a loose-limbed hippie type for that part."
Is that how the character was described in the book or something?
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles"
The whole cast of "The Talented Mr. Ripley", esp. Jude Law
Joan Crawford as Harriet Craig, Queen Bee and Mildred Pierce
Since you mentioned Mildred Pierce, how about Jack Carson as just the right balance of nice guy, pig, and con man.
Kelsey Grammer & Bebe Neuwirth as Frasier & Lilith -- & Shelley Long as Diane.
The whole cast of "The Andy Griffith Show"
Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell
R53, Isherwood's description of Sally Bowles (as quoted by Wikipedia) sounds just like Liza Minnelli:
"I noticed that her finger-nails were painted emerald green, a colour unfortunately chosen, for it called attention to her hands, which were much stained by cigarette smoking and as dirty as a little girl's. She was dark....Her face was long and thin, powdered dead white. She had very large brown eyes which should have been darker, to match her hair and the pencil she used for her eyebrows."
Sean Bean as Ned Stark.
That's more of a makeup description than anything, R82. The long, thin face is not Liza.
Daniel Ratcliffe as Harry Potter
Actually, all of the Potter movies were cast well.
82 poshts and no mention of the show shtopping performanshe I thought wash written for me?!!
donna percow in saturday night fever, christopher mintz-plasse(is that his name?) as mclovin
Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)
Sian Phillips as Empress Livia (I, Claudius)
Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn Merteuil (Cruel Intentions)
Maggie Smith as Gunilla Garson-Goldberg (First Wives Club)
Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
Marty Feldman as Igor
I defy you to cast anyone else in place of Eric Von Stroheim in Sunset Boulevard.
Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli
Phil Silvers: Sgt. Bilko.
Art Carney: Ed Norton.
Tim Curry: Dr. Frank N. Furter.
James Franco: James Dean.
Robert DeNiro: Jake LaMotta.
Mollie Sugden as Mrs. Slocombe.
John Inman as Mr Humphries.
Frank Thornton as Captain Peacock.
Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton in To The Manor Born and Margo Leadbetter in The Good Life.
Prunella Scales as Sybil Fawlty.
Joanna Lumly as Patsy Stone.
(I'd mention John Cleese as Basil Fawlty, but he wrote that role for himself; ditto for Jennifer Saunders/Edwina Monsoon)).
Yikes - how could I forget Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket?
It used to be, r84.
That bitch in Glee in that role in Glee
The new Star Trek movies cast. Chris Pine is dreamy.
r96 Chris Colfer?
[quote]Jack Nicholson as the Joker
[quote]Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman
[quote]Danny DeVito as the Penguin
I would have added Michael Keaton as Batman.
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock
Claire Danes as Angela Chase in My So Called Life
Sara Michelle Gellar as Buffy in BTVS
Joan and Melissa Rivers in the Joan and Melissa Rivers Story.
Kim Khardashian as the vapid, stupid, useless, piece of trash whore, Kim Khardashian. That's a role, right?
Pierce Brosnan as Bond, Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, and Judi Dench as M in Goldeneye.
Pretty much everyone in that film was perfectly cast (from the other Bond girl to supporting characters played by Sean Bean and Alan Cumming).
Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth.
Jessica Walter as Libby in The Group
Jessica Walter as Ava Marshall in Bare Essence.
Shelly Long - Diane
January Jones - Betty Draper
Sissy Spacec - "Coal Miners Daughter"
Kevin Spacey - Kaiser Soze
Kevin Spacey - "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
[quote]Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kathryn Merteuil (Cruel Intentions)
Yes... that's just who Choderlos de Laclos had in mind when he wrote the original novel in ancien regime France: a blonde American teenager.
[quote]Bela Lugosi: Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi is nothing at all like the way Dracula is described in the Bram Stoker novel. He was iconic and very memorable, but he was absolutely not "perfectly cast."
I think some of you don't understand the category. This isn't "Iconic performances."
Tom Courtenay as Billy & Julie Christie as Liz in "Billy Liar" (1963).
Betty White as Rose Nylund
Other examples of memorable and iconic performances listed here, but ones which were absolutely nothing like the roles were originally conceived to be and so thus were not "perfectly cast":
[quote]Daniel Craig as James Bond
He is unbelievable as either a Scot or as a foppish conspicuous consumer, both of which traits were written into the character. He is very memorable as the role, but he is absolutely not "perfectly cast."
[quote]RDJ, Iron Man
Tony Stark in the comics is indeed a handsome and mustachioed alcoholic in the, comics but he has very little sense of humor and he is not at all flippant: those are Robert Downey Jr. possesses instead.
[quote]Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
Dorothy is a grave and serious six year-old girl in the original book. She is not a tremulous teenager.
Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft in the Miracle Worker.
John Travolta in Grease
John Travolta in Sat Night Fever
Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting
Ewan McGregor in Velvet Goldmine
Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona and most of his early films. You forget he used to be a good or at least interesting actor.
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday and most of her movies
Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life
There are two threads that are similar, one the perfect cast the other miscast; Patty Duke as Neely Ohara in which thread does she fit? I think perfectly cast :-)
Cher in Moonstruck.
Al Pacino in Cruising.
r112 Daniel Craig is perfect cast as James Bond.
Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.
J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. Stephen Root in Newsradio. Hell, everybody in Newsradio.
Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon.
Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka.
Rita Hayworth, as Gilda
Marilyn Monroe, as Lorelei Lee. Also, as Sugar, in "Some Like It Hot".
Broderick Crawford, as Willie Stark. Also, as Harry Brock.
Everyone in "The Rose Tattoo".
Ditto, in "Come Back, Little Sheba".
Bud Court and Ruth Gordon, in "Harold and Maude".
Montgomery Clift, as George Eastman, and Elizabeth Taylor, as Angela Vickers.
Hope Lange, in "Peyton Place".
R114 - John Travolta did not look or a high school student.
Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore.
Everyone in "Gosford Park"
James Garner in "The Rockford Files"
Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer in "Algiers"
Kay Thompson in "Funny Face"
Sam Rockwell in Moon and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn
Annette Benning in The Kids are All Right
Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
Gwyneth Paltrow in Hard Eight
Andrew Garfield in Never Let Me Go
RDJ in Iron Man, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Wonder Boys, Chaplin and Tropic Thunder
Tom Hiddleston in Avengers
Ryan Gosling in Lars and the real Girl
Carey Mulligan in Shame and Drive
Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Iris
Judi Dench in Iris and Ms Brown
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master and Hard Eight
Everyone in: "All About Eve", "The Apartment", and "Glengarry Glen Ross."
R112 as a scolding fishwife.
[quote][R112] as a scolding fishwife
[R112] = Patti LuPone?
Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
The cast of "Lost"
Is there a difference between perfect casting a d life imitates art?
For example, life imitates art - Less than Zero - Robert Downey
Perfect casting - The Queen - Helen mirren
Cillian Murphy in any role requiring female beauty.
Diana Rigg as Phillipa - "In This House of Brede." Though the adaptation had little to do with the book, she was the perfect choice for the main character.
Marty Feldman as Igor in Young Frankenstein
Jennifer Tilly as Olive Neal in Bullets Over Broadway
Madeline Kahn as Eunice Burns in What's Up, Doc?
Melanie Griffith - Working Girl
Faye Dunaway - Chinatown, Mommie Dearest
Mia Farrow - Rosemary's Baby
Sigourney Weaver - Alien
Jane Fonda - Klute
Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire
Mary Tyler Moore - Ordinary People
Jill Clayburgh - A Single Woman
Alain Delon - Purple Noon
Kirk Douglas - Lust for Life
David Hemmings - Blow Up
Albert Finney - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
Al Pacino - Dog Day Afternoon
Charlotte Rampling - The Night Porter
I am regarding "perfectly cast" as meaning an actor who makes the role his/her own, leaving no room for someone to imagine what the role would be like in someone else's hands. Hence, Sissy Spacek may not have been Stephen King's vision of what Carrie looked like, but she made that role her own. I can't imagine anyone playing that role at all. The same goes for Daniel Craig. Sean Connery is the quintessential James Bond for me, but Daniel Craig was perfectly cast for the new interpretation of the character for the 21st century.
Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson on The Thorn Birds.
Has anyone mentioned Peter Dinklage in Game Of Thrones?
The entire ensemble of Game of Thrones is very, very well cast. In addition to Dinklage, I think Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark are particularly excellent.
Robert Powell as Jesus in "Jesus of Nazareth".
Dirk Bogarde and Bjorn Andreson in Death In Venice.
Brenda Dickson, as a vain, shallow idiot in "Welcome to My Home."
I know he is largely cast for how he fills out his costume, but Chris Evans as Captain America. This is one of those Dudley DoRight - boy scout roles, such as Superman, that can come across as wooden and/or boring. Evans managed to give him charisma while staying true to the character. He played it straight-forward as the earnest hero without falling back on his normal sarcastic quips that so many action heroes use including Evans in past roles.
Semi-related, Evans more typical character of being the good-hearted smart ass is one of the reasons why he, as the Human Torch, was really the only one who was well cast in the Fantastic Four (and he looks good in blue lycra or whatever he was wearing).
Chris Hemsworth - Thor
[quote]Jill Clayburgh - A Single Woman
Amazing considering no such movie exists.
Both Brando & Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront. Perfect.
The entire fucking cast of Midred Pierce. All of them. Perfect casting.
William Hurt as Ned Racine in Body Heat. Perfect.
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in War of the Roses.
Michael Douglas & Gwyneth Paltrow in A Perfect Murder.
Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone.
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (I & II)
Robert Duvall & Tommie Lee Jones in Lonesome Dove. Actually, the whole cast.
[quote]I defy you to cast anyone else in place of Eric Von Stroheim in Sunset Boulevard.
I agree, R90. Maybe Edward G. Robinson?
RDJ as Julian in Less than zero
Meg Ryan in you've got mail
Sean Penn as Spicoli in Fast Times at ridgemont high
Rupert Graves and his penis in A Room with a View. He made me gay.
R142 I like Peter Dinky BUT his accent is horrible.His acting is decent but the voice is a reason why they should have gone with a Briton instead of an American with a bad English accent.That fact alone makes him woefully miscast.
Bruce Willis - Die Hard
Kevin Spacey - Keyser Soze
Peter O' Toole in Lawrence of Arabia
Dustin Hoffman as Ratso in Midnight Cowboy.
John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
everyone in Dangerous Liaisons...except Keanu Reeves.
Jack Black in Bernie
Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame.
Stéphane Audran in Les Biches.
Catherine Deneauve in Repulsion.
Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby.
Joan Greenwood as Gwendolen Fairfax in 1952's The Importance of Being Earnest.
Max Von Sydow as Harry Haller in the film version of Herman Hesse's novel Steppenwolf.
Valerie Harper as Rhoda.
Ted Knight as Ted Baxter.
Tina Louise as "Ginger Grant" was the first one that came to mind. Sublime!
[quote]Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
[quote]Dorothy is a grave and serious six year-old girl in the original book. She is not a tremulous teenager.
And yet she is utterly perfect!
I agree the entire casts of "Mildred Pierce", ad "Casablanca" are just perfection, as is the entire cast of "Laura". All three are brilliant, or perhaps just brilliantly cast.
Liv Ullman in all her Bergman films
Giulietta Masina in La Strada
Toshiro Mifune in all his Kurosawa films
Jennifer Kendall in 36 Chowringhee Lane
Every actress in Satyajit Ray's films
Sorry, meant to dot-point my post.
[quote]Gene Wilder - Willy Wonka.
The director, Mel Stuart, wrote that the first time he and producer David Wolper met him, Stuart knew that Wilder would be so perfect for Wonka that he chased after the actor as he was leaving and firmly insisted that he take the role, stressing that no one could possibly play it better. Wolper then privately reminded Stuart that they had not yet offered Wilder a salary and that Stuart had given away the upper hand in negotiating one.
Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato in the three Wertmuller films they did together.In Swept Away, they were an upstairs/downstairs version of Popeye and Olive Oyl!Love and Anarchy, he played an anarchist rebel and she played a whore with a heart of gold. In The Seduction of Mimi, GG plays a steelworker who compromises his progressive and liberal views for his traditional values.Melato is his radically leftist mistress.
Colin Firth as Darcy wins this thread.
Shirley Booth as Lola in "Come Back Little Sheba"
Colin Firth, George VI, The King's Speech
Kate Winslet, Marianne in Sense & Sensibility
Freddie Highmore, Finding Neverland
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean
Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral
Marie-France Pisier in the Other Side of Midnight
Lora Meridith in that Felluci movie.
Helen Mirren as Esmeralda Weatherwax and Miriam Margoyles as Nanny Ogg, the sex crazed septuagenarian in Terry Pratchett's Witches Abroad with Beyonce as Cinderella, only if Sky gets it's act together and make it soon! And Katherine Kelly as Magrat since she actually resembles the character Iin the book. Done right it could be a laugh out loud satire on fairytales
Star Wars Prequels - Winona Ryder or Michelle Dockery, if a younger age bracket was necessary, would have made more convincing Mrs. Skywalkers. After all they have a stronger resemblance to Carrie Fisher than Natalie Portman. Unless it turns out that Leia was swapped with another child from a poor background after birth and the only clue to her real identity is that she looks like her mother? Could use that trope in the the movie.
Tilda Swinton in Orlando. Neither male nor female, and both simultaneously.
Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca
Agnes Moorehead as Fanny in The Magnificent Ambersons. And also, R67, as Endora.
Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson
Judy as Dorothy
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. Gable as Rhett Butler.
And of course Davis as Margo Channing and Swanson as Norma Desmond.
Much of the reason these are all considered iconic performances is because they were cast so perfectly.
R176, it still amazes me that two uber-iconic performances - Davis as Margo and Swanson as Norma - should come out in the same year. My theory is that Bette and Gloria wiped the other one out and Judy Holliday snuck in. Judy is great but she had played that role on Broadway.
Sharp of you to come up with that "theory" of yours, r177.
Juliet Mills as Nanny ( Phoebe Figalilly )
Kathy Bates in "misery"
Julie Andrews in Sound of Music and Mary Poppins.
Sigourney Weaver, Aliens
Grace Kelly in REAR WINDOW
Liz Taylor and Paul Newman in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Entire cast of Rocky Horror
Bryan Cranston - Walter White
Anna Gunn - Skyler
Chloe Webb in Sid and Nancy.
She was great in that.
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Coalhouse Walker
Edward Hermann as FDR
Bob Hinton as Warden Norton
Adolph Caesar as Sgt. Waters
John Malkovich as Mr. Will
R187 Right. About an hour into it your like, "hurry up and kill her already." Its not easy playing someone like that.
Yeah and she played it with great humor but also tragedy, R189.
John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich.
R190 You're right, there is a lot of humor in that movie (Nancy: she said we would only spend the money on drugs! Sid: but we would.) If you have ever seen video of Nancy Spungen being interviewed, she was pretty spot on with the character.