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  • Beau S.
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    #150954

    If you could recast any character from any film with any other actor, who would it be?

    Personally I would have loved to see one of the three major British actresses “of a certain age” (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren) take on Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

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    dude93
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    Maggie Smith wouldn’t be that interesting, since we’ve seen her nun shtick in Sister Act; Judi Dench would be perfection. 

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    Eddy Q
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    Rosamund Pike as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby – I love Carey Mulligan but she just wasn’t right for this role. Don’t know who I’d choose for Nick Carraway but almost anyone would be preferable to Tobey Maguire.

    DiCaprio was perfectly cast as Gatsby though, and would’ve given a great, iconic performance if he’d been better directed.

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    Actriz
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    As I compile this list I’d like to say that I mean no disrespect to any of the actors that did portray these characters, and I admire some of these performances very much.

    Bryan Cranston as Captain Phillips (Captain Phillips)
    Don Cheadle as Whip Whitaker (Flight)
    Gael Garcia Bernal as Tony Mendez (Argo)
    Zooey Deschanel as Tiffany Maxwell (Silver Linings Playbook)
    Joaquin Phoenix as Dirk Diggler (Boogie Nights)
    Nicole Kidman as Hanna Schmitz (The Reader – she was actually the original choice)
    Hilary Swank as Barbara Weston-Fordham (August: Osage County)

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    benbraddock
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    I wouldve loved to see  LAURA LINNEY as Barbara Weston in  AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY

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    Actriz
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    Laura Linney is a disaster of an actress and would have wrecked that film the way people claim that Streep did.

    Others I thought of:
    -Edward Norton is one of the very few actors who I could picture giving a performance as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street that even holds a candle to what DiCaprio did.
    -Judy Davis and Tom Selleck would have made a great PL Travers/Walt Disney.
    -Woody Harrelson as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.
    -A woman as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Maybe Hilary Swank or Laverne Cox.
    -Halle Berry as Ryan Stone in Gravity
    -Isla Fisher as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle
    -Julianne Moore as Eva K. in We Need to talk About Kevin

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    rrekydoc
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    Robert Redford as Redmond Barry in “Barry Lyndon”.

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    Bryan Cranston as Captain Phillips (Captain Phillips)

    Funny, I was thinking about that actually.  That would’ve been a wonderful project too for a budding film career. 

    For Sister Aloysious, I’d be interested in Vanessa Redgrave’s take.  Judi Dench might’ve played it very similarly to Notes on a Scandal.  For a British actress, would it be the right move to go for the Bronx/NY accent or to do the British/prim and proper nun Maggie Smith did?  Interesting…

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    Gain
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    Laura Linney is a disaster of an actress and would have wrecked that film the way people claim that Streep did.

    Laura Linney would’ve been as excellent as Roberts,or even better,as Linney is a better actress overall.

    Meryl Streep was the one that should’ve been recast.Glenn Close or Jessica Lange or Helen Mirren would all have been nice choices. 

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    I know that this wasn’t exactly a well recieved film but I would recast Ashton Kutcher’s role in “What Happens in Vegas” with Bradley Cooper. Ashton and Cameron were ok together BUT I would have liked to see better chemistry between leads and Cooper seems have chemistry with any actor he is in a film with.

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    Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man movies – Christina Hendricks instead of K. Dunst

    Don’t know who I’d choose for Nick Carraway but almost anyone would be preferable to Tobey Maguire.

    I think James Mcavoy would have done a great job

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    babypook
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    Speaking of Spider Man, I wouldnt recast anyone but I’d dump the lame writers of the reboot and replace them with script writers who respect both genders.

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    ConMan
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    Alan Rickman as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables

    THE LEGO MOVIE: For Your Consideration in all categories including Best Animated Feature.

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    Troy
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    At the time it was remade, Jeremy Davies as Norman Bates over Vince Vaughn.   That whole remake was pointless and completely miscast.

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    Holly Hunter instead of Helen Hunt in ‘As Good As It Gets’.

    Apparently she was the first choice but wanted too much money.

    Hunter would have been perfectly cast. Hunt was a disaster.

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