Matthew Broderick as a hot male model in "Torch Song Trilogy." A rodent with eyes is hardly one to make a drag queen swoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/06/2013|
He really wasn't all that, was he
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/04/2013|
My understanding is that Matthew was cast in that role because he created the role of David, the son, in the original stage production of the play. He may not have been model-pretty but at the time was considered highly fuckable.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/04/2013|
IMO his looks have always been very bland, boring even
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/04/2013|
Blythe Danner as his Brooklyn Jewish Mama in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" was worse casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/05/2013|
Diana Ross Double Feature: "Lady Sings The Blues" (she didn't look or sound like Billie Holiday) and "The Wiz", changing the classic story of a girl into that of a 30-ish school teacher WTF.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/07/2013|
Matthew was cute back in the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/07/2013|
The magic of theater seems to have escaped the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/07/2013|
I was dumped because my first boyfriend decided he couldn't be with someone who looked that different from Matthew Broderick after we saw 'War Games' together in 1983. It hurt like hell and I comforted myself by saying that Matthew Broderick would be forgotten in two years and my boyfriend would look back at what a total fool he'd been. It's a perpetual cruel twist of the knife in the back that Broderick went on to a fabulous career thirty years now and counting. I don't know what became of the boyfriend. I assume he's living with the alcoholic, doughy lookalike of his dreams while I've had to settle for a current state of living alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/07/2013|
Colby Keller as a porn performer.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/07/2013|
Summer is Sci-Fi time around our place and we were entertaining the kids with some old classics like the 1953 version of War of the Worlds. And Gene Barry was cast as some scientist. Laughably bad. BUT: I have to ask. Was he gay? Because he certainly pinged for me in the opening scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/07/2013|
Tom Cruise as Lestat. What were thinking? He looked awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/07/2013|
Anyone who was ever cast in any movie as a dancer or a fashion model. The "dancers" are never muscular enough and the "models" are always short.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/07/2013|
Bette Davis as a renowned beauty in Mr. Skeffington.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/07/2013|
Barbra as the highest priced call girl of the city in NUTS.
It's one thing to suspend disbelief, it's another to lose all sense of reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/07/2013|
Kate Winslet as a slim, pretty romantic interest in ANYTHING.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/07/2013|
Meryl Streep as Julia Child.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/07/2013|
Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/07/2013|
Sorry, but I thought Barbra was brilliant in NUTS.
I have to agree on Tom Cruise as Le Stat.
A little closer to now: Johnny Depp as Tonto. Sucked.
Tobey Maguire in everything except for Seabiscuit. He was good in that.
Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia. Really embarrassingly bad. Career destroyingly bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/07/2013|
Gwyneth in any film in which she has had to play a human.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/07/2013|
Julia Roberts as a person people would pay to have sex with.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/08/2013|
When I saw "Nuts", it was all I could do to prevent yelling at the screen, "Who the fuck would pay HER for sex!?"
The entire film is an exhausting series of close-ups too. It's not a very interesting technique.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/08/2013|
Don't hate on Matthew Broderick for being in "Torch Song Trilogy".
Not only did he play the role on stage, he did the film after he'd won a Tony and had major film successes with "WarGames" and "Ferris Buehler's Day Off". And this was a time when it was still considered very risky to play a gay character on screen.
In fact, he was one of the major reasons the film version "Torch Song Trilogy" even got made. He was bankable. And for all of us who were not living in NYC or LA, the film was our access to this great work. I am very thankful Broderick agreed to do the film. It was a rough time to be gay; I needed to see this story.
The more egregious performance in that film was that by Anne Bancroft, but that's another debate.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/08/2013|
[quote]Sorry, but I thought Barbra was brilliant in NUTS.
I'd be sorry too if I thought that.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/08/2013|
[quote]Don't hate on Matthew Broderick for being in "Torch Song Trilogy". Not only did he play the role on stage,
He didn't. He played the part of the teenage boy on stage, not the part of the model.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/08/2013|
Barbra Streisand in "Dolly", of course.
Lucille Ball in "Mame", of course.
Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan in the forthcoming remake of "Annie".
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/08/2013|
Tommy Kirk is dubiously cast as a studly football hero in IT'S A BIKINI WORLD, one of the last Surfin' Beach Party movies from the sixties genre. Kirk's shirtless scenes on the beach only call attention to the absurdity of his playing a star athlete. His goofy sidekick, Bobby "Boris" Pickett of "Monster Mash" fame is rather more amusing but clearly he is closer to age thirty than twenty.
This low-budget flick was shot in December and everyone on the beach looks cold and embarrassed to be there, as well they should. You can see Christmas decorations all over town in the outdoor backgrounds. The film's saving grace is a collection of performances by authentic pop and rock bands of the era.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/08/2013|
R26...Hysterically bad movie. I kept getting cold watching it. I would love to see it done MST3K style.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/08/2013|
Winner and still champion: Denise Richards as nuclear physicist Christmas Jones in The World is Not Enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/08/2013|
"The entire film is an exhausting series of close-ups too."
That sums up every Streisand movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/08/2013|
[all posts by tedious troll removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/08/2013|
"Tom Cruise as Lestat. What were thinking?"
Boxoffice, that's what. Cruise was still at the height of his popularity when that film was made, and he's one big reason it was a financial success.
Still, he's pretty bad in the part, and Brad Pitt is equally lousy as Louis (Pitt has no clue what to do with the part, which is admittedly very passive and underwritten in the film).
I recall being shocked at the good reviews Cruise got for this film at the time.
When INTERVIEW was first being talked about as a film, John Travolta was the first choice as Lestat. That would have been bad, though in a different way.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/08/2013|
Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in the Cole Porter bio. De-awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/08/2013|
Whoopi Goldberg as the beautiful Myrlie Evers in "Ghosts Of Mississippi"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/08/2013|
Melanie Griffith as a "hardened New York City homicide detective" who goes undercover in the Hasidic community.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/08/2013|
LOL! R34, wins the jackpot. That movie was pure excrement. Melanie was pure excrement. And I'm not into scat.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/08/2013|
R35 R34 Was that [italic]A Shiksa among Us[/italic]?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/08/2013|
"This low-budget flick was shot in December and everyone on the beach looks cold and embarrassed to be there, as well they should."
I always thought LA was warm enough for beach weather year-round - is that not true?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/08/2013|
R30 is wrong. Holmes had already made Batman before she hooked ep with Cruise. Part of why she was chosen was because she had a big movie coming out already and was expected to be getting lots of press for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/08/2013|
Barbra was not miscast as Dolly Levi. Hello, Dolly is Datalounge's most beloved movie musical judging by the sheer number of threads devoted to the movie. Only Grease is aired more on TV, so it obviously has a huge fanbase.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/08/2013|
If Barbra was not miscast, then there is absolutely no excuse for her performance.
"Hello, Dolly" and "Grease" are the movies aired most on TV? Maybe on the Old Movie and Theater Queen Channel.
(It's actually "A Few Good Men").
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/08/2013|
[quote]Hello, Dolly is Datalounge's most beloved movie musical judging by the sheer number of threads devoted to the movie.
By that idiotic logic, Gwyneth Paltrow is our favorite actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/08/2013|
[quote]Dolly is Datalounge's most beloved movie musical judging by the sheer number of threads devoted to the movie.
No, it's discussed because people want to see a decent movie made of the show.
It did occur to me (late) that you're being sarcastic. If so, sorry. Reading it again, I can see that your post could be funny too.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/08/2013|
Coming SOON to theaters everywhere:
Robin Williams as Dwight David Eisenhower
Liev Schreiber as LBJ
John Cusack as Richard Nixon
All in: THE BUTLER, BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/08/2013|
Mickey Rooney as the Japanese neighbor in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Audrey Hepburn was completely wrong, but created an attractive character. It should have been Marilyn Monroe. Or Elizabeth Taylor, playing it as a variation of her character in Butterfield 8.
Jennifer Jason Leigh in anything, rendering it instantly unwatchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/08/2013|
Took this long for someone to mention the aged Kevin Spacey as the young Bobby Darin?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/08/2013|
Christopher Reeve as the homicidal gay writer in Deathtrap.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/08/2013|
Glenn Close in South Pacific. If I want to see skin cancer up close, I'll watch a medical drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/08/2013|
[quote]Barbra was not miscast as Dolly Levi
She's have been fine if they had held off filming until 1995. If Dolly and Irene Molloy are played by actresses who are close to the same age, then at least one of them is miscast.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/08/2013|
Not to get all Pauline Kael, BUT...
Meryl should not have played Suzanne in "Postcards from the Edge" though she WAS funny, she was ten years to old and comes off way too together for someone who just OD'd. Though I despise Melanie Griffith, I actually think Suzanne would've been a perfect role for her.
I also thought Diane Keaton wasn't right for "Baby Boom," at least the "Tiger Lady" aspect of it. Keaton exudes incompetence, which is why the slapstick sequences of her with the baby work so well. But I don't buy for a minute that she could ever be a cut-throat executive.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/08/2013|
[quote] she was ten years to old
Oh my and oh dear
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/08/2013|
Lucille Ball wasn't actually miscast in Mame, apart from perhaps the lack of a Broadway-trained voice. She brought the requisite wit and upscale glamour the role required, but audiences were so used to seeing her play the scatterbrained Lucy character on television, that they were confused by the gloriously different creature they were seeing on the screen. No mind though, as time has been kind to her performance and the film, as it is now a celebrated Christmas tv perennial.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/08/2013|
Bette Davis in that movie "All About ME".
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/08/2013|
I can't believe no one has mentioned this yet:
Russell Crowe as Javert (my ears are still bleeding).
Madonna as Evita
Lucille Ball as Mame
(I may be on a theatre roll, here.)
Keanu Reeves in Much Ado About Nothing.
I am on the Tom Cruise as LeStat train.
Will Ferrell in everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/08/2013|
Brodrick was cast because he personified the boy-next-door.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/08/2013|
R52 You are saying she was wrong for All About Eve, I assume.
Perhaps. I have to suspend disbelief for that one too.
But it is worth it. What an amazing movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/08/2013|
Mae West and Streisand got into an infamous brawl at a party right after "Hello, Dolly!" was released because Mae thought that Barbra was stealing her persona in the movie and she didn't like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/08/2013|
OP, you may find this hard to believe but back then Broderick was widely considered to be extremely hot and no one thought it at all odd that he was playing a model.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/08/2013|
Glenn Close in anything except when she plays a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||07/08/2013|
Gwennie Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love she looked so disheveled in one scene it appeared like she had just serviced Heavy Whalestein!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||07/08/2013|
Bette Davis miscast in "All About Eve"?
Let's see, she's playing an famous actress turning 40.
Davis: Actress, age 41 during shooting. Her performance is considered one of the greatest of her career and film history.
What drugs are you people doing?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/08/2013|
Omar Sharif in "Doctor Zhivago"; he was about as "Russian" as Sidney Poitier. David Lean's idea of plucking back Sharif's "Egyptian" hairline didn't help.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/08/2013|
Karen Cellini replacing Catherine Oxenberg as Amanda carrington, Robin Sachs replacing Gordon Thomson as Adam Carrington, and Emma Samms replacing Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon Carrington.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/08/2013|
Sharif was as Russian as Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie and Geraldine Chaplin, R61.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/08/2013|
"The more egregious performance in [TORCH SONG TRILOGY] was that by Anne Bancroft, but that's another debate."
True that. No debate!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/08/2013|
In Just for the record... collection Barbra writes she felt too young to play Dolly. I don't think she wanted to do it, it was her contract for Funny Girl, which included other movies and HD happened to be one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/08/2013|
Kevin Spacey as a heterosexual man.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/08/2013|
Uma Thurman in the Truth of Cats and Dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/08/2013|
Kristen Stewart in anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||07/08/2013|
I *still* say my decision to cast Al Pacino in Revolution was groundbreaking.
The untold story of how direct descendants of Columbus won us our freedom by using their mob influence to shut down the NYC ports that were crucial to the British supply chain.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/08/2013|
The ENTIRE cast of that made-for-TV Music Man. Not to keep picking on Broderick, but Harold Hill's defining characteristic is supposed to be charisma. And, well...
Tony Curtis in SPARTACUS.
Edward G. Robinson in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
Kevin Costner in ROBIN HOOD.
Keanu Reeves in anything where he doesn't play a surfer.
Julia Roberts in MARY REILLY.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/08/2013|
Thank you. We can close the thread now.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/08/2013|
Jada Pinkett-Smith as a heterosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/08/2013|
Jill Clayburgh and James Brolin in Gable and Lombard.
Today, no idea who could play Gable but Amy Poehler could pull off playing Carole Lombard.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/08/2013|
Was Carole Lombard a butterface, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/08/2013|
Russel Crowe as Javert.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/08/2013|
Gerard Butler as Clive Owen playing Russell Crowe in "300."
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/08/2013|
[quote]Edward G. Robinson in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
I've always wondered what the hell he was doing in that movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/08/2013|
William Holden as Hal in "Picnic." The character of Hal was 21 years old; Holden was 37. Holden was a good actor, but the dialogue, which had him saying "baby" a lot, sounded ridiculous coming from the mouth of a man pushing forty.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/08/2013|
Holden was also too old for "Sunset Boulevard". He was supposed to be a young man getting involved with a much older woman, but if Norma Desmond was supposed to be fifty... he looked forty-five.
Didn't Montgomery Clift turn down the role? He would have been much better, much more believable.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/09/2013|
Holden was too old for Sabrina too. Bogart was too ugly, but Holden was too old.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/09/2013|
James Brolin wasn't a bad choice to play Gable, but Clayburgh was nothing like Carole Lombard, either in looks, size or personality.
Holden wasn't too old for Sunset Boulevard or Sabrina . . . but Gary Cooper was much too old for Love in the Afternoon, with Audrey Hepburn.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/09/2013|
Tom Cruise is a double winner, having also been cast as Reacher, a 6'5, 240-pound, calm ex-military cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/09/2013|
Faye As Joan C
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/09/2013|
I prefer laugh-out-loud funny miscasting. Sleek, suave Robert Vaughn as a teenage caveman in Roger Corman's 1965 Teenage Caveman. Or John Wayne as Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, with Susan Hayward as his Irish-Mongolian princess bride, and Agnes Moorehead as his mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/09/2013|
SJP in any movie she's she's not walking on all fours and eating from a food sack.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/09/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/09/2013|
What are you suggesting, OP, that some young guy, popularly believed to be extremely cute to the point where he became, in that very era, a major heartthrob movie star (as Broderick did) couldn't possibly convince us that he had a career as a fashion model, and not even nec. a major career as a fashion model, or that, while he was highly attractive to millions (even if not to yourself), his charms would be lost on one particular man by virtue of that man being a drag queen? And that you have so much difficulty believing him in this role that you consider it the paragon of miscasting?
OP, you may want to consider taking a remedial course in logic.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/09/2013|
R34, does this movie exist? Wait there was another thread about this on DL...
|by Anonymous||reply 90||07/09/2013|
R90, here you go.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/09/2013|
Spot on, R70! I do adore my Keanu surfer still.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/09/2013|
R90 - bet your ass it exists...
Someone will come back and say "it's not so bad" - ignore them. I've seen it, and it is shit-on-a-stick...
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/09/2013|
[quote]When INTERVIEW was first being talked about as a film, John Travolta was the first choice as Lestat. That would have been bad, though in a different way.
Should have been David Bowie.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/09/2013|
Ellen DeGeneres in Mr.Wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/09/2013|
"Barbra writes she felt too young to play Dolly"
The film version is the only one I'm familiar with - I thought that Barbra was FANTASTIC.
But I realise that I'm probably reading too much imagined back-story into it - there's just something poignant about the YOUNG widow Dolly Levi becoming a yenta...
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/09/2013|
While I hardly think Matthew Broderick in TORCH SONG TRILOGY is among the worst examples of miscasting in movie history, it is true that while he was very cute and appealing in a very boyish way at that time, he never had the kind of model-type looks that the role calls for.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/09/2013|
[quote]Uma Thurman in the Truth of Cats and Dogs.
Also in BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. The Andera character is supposed to be this drop dead gorgeous fashion model who turns the heads of every man in the small, sleepy town, but Uma is very strange looking. She almost looks like a praying mantis. Not to mention, she wasn't photographed well in this indie movie. I've always imagined Cameron Diaz in the role. At the time, she was still a knockout and had been a model, so it was more believable.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/09/2013|
R78 & R79, Holden was also too old-looking for that Ginger Rogers flick FOREVER FEMALE. I recently watched it on Netflix. Rogers plays an aging Broadway diva who refuses to age gracefully. Holden plays a young aspiring playwright who works in the marketplace to make ends meet; still hopeful but not yet disillusioned by his lack of success. The way they kept referring to him as "the kid," the character should still be in his twenties. Holden was 35 in this but looked at least a decade older. He drank heavily, which prematurely aged him. Not only was he 15 years older than Pat Crowley (the young ingenue and eventual love interest), but he looked 25 years her senior. Ginger is the one who actually looked youthful, IMO.
The story plays like Holden is Rogers boy toy - he's 7 years younger than Rogers. Pat Crowley is 15 years younger than Holden so actually she's his girl toy more than Holden is Rogers boy toy.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/09/2013|
Famke Jannsen as Jean Grey in the X-Men movies.
Jean Grey was in her 20's and younger than Scott Summers.
Jannsen was 8 yeard older than Marsden and 35 when they filmed X-Men.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/09/2013|
I thought Broderick was kind of hot in the movie, but who the hell could be attracted to Harvey Firequeen?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/09/2013|
Didn't he write the material?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/09/2013|
Keanu Reeves in that Dracula movie. It was uncomfortable to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/09/2013|
Cody Horn in Magic Mike.
The part required someone who could act.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/09/2013|
R104 I finally saw this the other night. I didn't like it much anyway but she totally ruined it. So wooden.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/09/2013|
[quote]Also in BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. The Andera character is supposed to be this drop dead gorgeous fashion model who turns the heads of every man in the small, sleepy town, but Uma is very strange looking. She almost looks like a praying mantis. Not to mention, she wasn't photographed well in this indie movie. I've always imagined Cameron Diaz in the role. At the time, she was still a knockout and had been a model, so it was more believable.
Uma may be strange looking, but she *was* a model, believe it or not. I distinctly remember seeing her in the Victoria's Secret catalog in the late-80s. This was right around the time of her breakthrough role in Dangerous Liasons. The true "miscast" role in Truth About Cats & Dogs was a perfectly-normal-looking Jeanine Garofalo, who was supposed to be insecure about her looks (all she needed was a makeover). There were plenty of plainer character actresses out there, but I guess they needed to attach a "name" to the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/09/2013|
Many models don't look at all like what you think models look like when they are not on a shoot, styled and made up.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/09/2013|
R102, that he wrote it doesn't make it any more plausible.
I guess we would all like to write a life where a bot guy breezes into it and we live happily ever after.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/09/2013|
R101 nailed it. I spent the entire movie wondering why anyone would want to fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/09/2013|
Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate. Her only truly bad performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/09/2013|
Some of these comic book movies just don't cast pretty enough women. I find it hard to believe that Maggie Gyllenhaal in "The Dark Knight" would tickle Batman's fancy or Kirsten Dunst could do the same for Spiderman. On that note, Tobey Maguire was terribly cast as Spiderman.
Seth Rogen as anyone's love interest is a joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/09/2013|
Meryl Streep in Mama Mia.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/09/2013|
Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer and Patsy Cline.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/09/2013|
[quote]But I realise that I'm probably reading too much imagined back-story into it - there's just something poignant about the YOUNG widow Dolly Levi becoming a yenta...
Except Streisand isn't remotely believable as a young widow or as a matchmaker. She plays it like a drag queen doing a "Mae West goes matchmaking and discovers her inner Fanny Brice" routine.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/09/2013|
[quote]there's just something poignant about the YOUNG widow Dolly Levi becoming a yenta
Yes, but there's just something tragic about her ending up with Walter Matthau. I wonder who got the pick of the litter.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/10/2013|
[quote] Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer and Patsy Cline
You must be on crack. Jessica was FABULOUS in both roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/10/2013|
Pretty much all of Hello Dolly
Michael Crawford as Barnaby
Walter Matthau as Horace
You know it's bad when Tommy Tune is the most believable character.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/10/2013|
Winona Ryder as an android in "Alien Resurrection." Twitchy, tiny Winona Ryder in an action picture? She stuck out like a turd in a punchbowl.
Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves as Mina and Jonathan in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." Those two as a proper British couple? What idiocy.
Olivia Newton John and Stockard Channing in "Grease." The All-American Girl Sandy was revamped into an Australian exchange student to make Newton-John more believeable in the role. Her being 29 years old didn't help. And Stockard Channing was 33; and looked 40!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/10/2013|
Eva Longoria as a runway model
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/10/2013|
[quote]Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer and Patsy Cline.
I thought I was the only one who doesn't get into watching her talk like a little girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/10/2013|
Since about five people have commented on Keanu Reeves in "F C's Dracula", I shall rebut.
Yes, he was ridiculous whenever he opened his mouth and tried to sound British, but there was more to his role. When he went to Dracula's castle, there was very little dialogue, and many scenes of vampires seducing and violating a beautiful young man. Those scenes were very sexy, and were presumably why he was hired.
Too bad he had to leave the castle, and start talking again.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/10/2013|
R121, Oldman's hairdo was more of a distraction than Keanu's bad acting.
He was cute, but still awful, as if he might have been in that movie where he jumps through time.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/10/2013|
In "Snow White & The Huntsman", the mirror tells evil queen Charlize Theron that there is someone in the land more beautiful than she.
Bitch, please. Not even if it was a comedy and the mirror was played by Paul Lynde.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/10/2013|
[quote]Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer and Patsy Cline.
I thought Lange was perfect casting for Farmer. She even looked like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/10/2013|
[quote]Some of these comic book movies just don't cast pretty enough women. I find it hard to believe that Maggie Gyllenhaal in "The Dark Knight" would tickle Batman's fancy or Kirsten Dunst could do the same for Spiderman.
HUGE NEWSFLASH: not everyone in the world uses physical beauty as their sole criterion in selecting a partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/10/2013|
Tom Cruise as Lestat.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/10/2013|
"I thought Lange was perfect casting for Farmer. She even looked like her."
She looked a lot like her. But she was nothing like Frances Farmer. Farmer had a very distinctive voice, very deep, almost masculine. And Lange has this whispery, lisping voice (she did in this movie, anyway) that sounded ridiculous. I didn't buy her as Farmer. She couldn't pull off Farmer's complicated, tortured personality at all.
The movie itself was mostly fiction. Sam Shepard played Harry, a reporter who falls in love with Frances before she gets famous and follows her around like a puppy dog her entire life, getting her out of institutions and being there for her whenever she needs him. The character didn't exist. I think it was the producer or director of this film that said "we didn't want to nickel and dime the audience with facts."
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/10/2013|
Patty Duke as Neely Ohara in Valley of the Dolls?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/10/2013|
No R51, Lucy was too OLD for the part, ergo, she was miscast. Even Roz at almost 50 was pushing it, but Lucy was 62.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||07/10/2013|
how can ANYONE not have mentioned this dog face who almost ruined an entire trilogy
|by Anonymous||reply 130||07/10/2013|
Pauly Shore in everything. I never understood why he happened at all, I figured he had good connections
|by Anonymous||reply 131||07/10/2013|
Even worse, R132, is George W. Bush pretending he's human and not an ape subspecies.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||07/10/2013|
Brad Pitt in pretty much everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||07/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||07/10/2013|
Queen Latifah as a woman who sleeps with men.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||07/11/2013|
Pretty much any TV show with characters that are supposed to be teenagers casts 20-somethings, some even pushing 30.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||07/11/2013|
Daniel Pilon, John Bolger and Marj Dusay!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||07/11/2013|
Jeanne Crain, in almost all of her films.
To think that Zanuck tried to force Joseph Mankiewicz to cast her as Eve Harrington in All About Eve is mind boggling.
Her amateurish performance in A Letter to Three Wives nearly ruined the movie.
Robert Wagner wrote in his autobiography that Zanuck would have a different Fox actress blow him every afternoon at 4:00 PM . . . Jeanne Crain must have been a regular.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/11/2013|
Carrie Underwood as Maria in "The Sound Of Music"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||12/06/2013|
Emma Thompson as the angel in Angels in America? Why her? Why a blithering, dowdy, British hag? I'm not a fan.
Hilary Swank in The Black Dahlia
Cameron Diaz in Gangs of New York (though her presence was kind of strangely interesting just because she IS so contemporary)
I found Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs and Jodie Foster in The Brave One as both just ludicrously unbelievable as heterosexuals
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Stockard Channing (age 30) in Grease
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"Skye" on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Malin Akerman as Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II in "Watchmen" ... she almost single-handedly ruined the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||12/06/2013|
r51 Lucille Ball was absolutely AND practically miscast as Mame. I can never forget for even a second that it's Lucy up there. No style, no grace, no subtlety. I believe I read she owned the property, is that why she was cast in the lead? I wonder if she ever viewed the rushes? Could she possibly have thought she was doing a good job? Love to know if anyone else was considered for the part. Rosiland Russell must've been cackling.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||12/06/2013|
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. Casting one of the Krankies to play one of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic characters was a big no no:
|by Anonymous||reply 145||12/06/2013|
Josh Brolin in No Country for Old Men
Jake Gyllenhaal in Proof
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights
Scarlett Johansson in Avengers
Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio in pretty much every movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||12/06/2013|
I thought Gary's hair was the best part of his appearance in Dracula. I agree with an earlier poster - too bad they had to leave the castle.
Hated Matthew Broderick in Torch (was like watching a teenage girl)
Mark Walhberg in most of his movies (don't mess with my super bad ass)
|by Anonymous||reply 147||12/06/2013|
Stockard Channing was technically too old in Grease, but she was great in the part and it worked. That could probably be said for most of the cast and the movie as a whole.
Dracula could have been a much better movie had Kenau and Winoa (who looked great) not been blocks of wood, esp. the were supposed to be two parts of a (not needed) love triangle that was driving much of the story.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||12/06/2013|
146 = bitter washed up has been.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/06/2013|
R149 - someone with bad taste
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/06/2013|