7 Times People Were Against Casting Choices of Actors For These Famous Characters And Were Wrong

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Nowadays people have a great opportunity to be heard by , politicians and film studios, of course. But sometimes it happens that people unsatisfied with a cast choice end changing their mind.

Tus, Nexter.org offers you to check these 7 cases where fans’ disappointment with film studios’ decisions turned into boundless love.

Hugh Jackman / Wolverine

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Source: Twentieth Century Fox

 

Both the film studio and fans had doubts about the little-known Australian actor’s talent. Heck, even Jackman’s wife was against the role!

In 2000, Dougray Scott and Russell Crowe were also in talks to play the leading role, but Scott chose a role in Mission: Impossible II and Crowe found the offer boring. But it was Crowe who recommended Jackman.

 

Heath Ledger / Joker

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Source: Warner Bros.

 

Heath Ledger posthumously received an Oscar for his role in The Dark Knight. As of now, he’s the only comic book movie actor to win an Oscar for his performance. But Christopher Nolan was the only person who believed in Ledger. Fans, the film studio, and even the filmmaker’s brother thoughtthe actor wasn’t good enough to star in a superhero movie.

Tobey Maguire / Spider-Man

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Source: Paramount Pictures

 

The role has already been played by 3 actors so far. But it’s Tobey Maguire who’s usually associated with Spider-Man. Today, not many people remember how angry audiences were when he got this role. Fans simply couldn’t imagine him being a superhero.

 

 Vivien Leigh / Scarlett O’Hara

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Source:  MGM

 Fans’ indignation was boundless when they realized the role of the American girl from the South would go to little-known English actress, Vivien Leigh.

But when the film was released, all claims were forgotten. People loved Leigh, and she won her first Oscar at age 26.

Matt Damon / Jason Bourne

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Source:  Universal Pictures

Before turning into an amazing hitman with a strange past, Matt Damon played dramatic roles exclusively which is why fans of the book were rather skeptical about this casting choice. Even Doug Liman, the director of the franchise’s first film, wanted to offer the part to Sylvester Stallone or Brad Pitt.

Robert Downey Jr. / Tony Stark

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Source: Marvel

We can hardly imagine a different person playing “a billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist”. But in 2006, when Marvel had started developing their idea, Downey had quite a bad reputation. Problems with the law and substance abuse made him a really unreliable actor in fans’ eyes, who had been waiting for this film since 1990.

Film director Jon Favreau had to fight for Downey. As a result, fans got one of the most charismatic on-screen characters of their time.

Robert Pattinson / Edward Cullen

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Source: Lionsgate

Being cast as Batman isn’t the only casting issue Robert Pattinson has faced in his career. Pattinson smiles and recalls being cast in Twilight and how fans felt “unanimous unhappiness” over it.

Apparently, there’s only 1 step from hate to love in this case. The actor said during this time, he couldn’t buy a house and was forced to live in hotels to avoid paparazzi and crazed fans.


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7 Times People Were Against Casting Choices of Actors For These Famous Characters And Were Wrong
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Nowadays people have a great opportunity to be heard by celebs, politicians and film studios, of course. But sometimes it happens that people unsatisfied with a cast choice end changing their mind. Tus, Nexter.org offers you to check these 7 cases where fans’ disappointment with film studios’ decisions turned into boundless love.
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