Perfect remakes for actors

by Ddey65 | created - 17 Feb 2011 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

A list of actors who would be perfect in any remake of any movie or television show, whether it's a leading role or a bit part. Chances are, the list is incomplete and will be expanded.

1. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...

If Hollywood were to consider a REAL remake of "Up the Down Staircase," and not a remake in disguise like "Dangerous Minds," McClurg would make the perfect Alberta Kagan, even thought it was only a bit part and the character was shown for a few seconds.

2. Verne Troyer

Actor | The Love Guru

Verne Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Even though Verne has become recognized as a "Big Man in the business," he has ...

You're looking at the new "Richard Mudd" from "You're a Big Boy Now" right there.

3. Topher Grace

Actor | Spider-Man 3

Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph ...

Speaking of remakes of "You're a Big Boy Now," this guy is perfect for the role of Raef del Grado, that friend of Bernard Chanticleer who kept giving him advice on how to be a cool grown up.

4. Daniella Monet

Actress | Nancy Drew

Monet was born in West Hills, California. She has performed on the small screen in numerous television commercials beginning at the age of seven. In 1997, she had a guest appearance in an episode of Pacific Blue. In 2003, she landed recurring roles on the television series American Dreams, The ...

The girl could be the new Ann Marie in a remake of "That Girl." If not, then she could continue to play Trina Vega in a fantasy sequence on "Victorious" resembling the opening theme from the classic 1960's sitcom. Ironically, it's her on-screen sister Victoria Justice who looks a little more like Marlo Thomas.

5. Heather Graham

Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's ...

Again, with the notion of a remake of "You're a Big Boy Now." I saw her dancing in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," and knew that not only would she be the perfect Barbara Darling, but I completley forgot who I previously thought of as the next Barbara Darling.

6. Jonah Hill

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon (Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. His siblings are music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from Crossroads School in Santa ...

Despite the fact that "National Lampoon's Animal House" is one of those movies that should never be remade, Jonah Hill would make a great Flounder.

7. Zoey Deutch

Actress | Before I Fall

Zoey Deutch is steadily building on her body of work with dynamic roles alongside notable actors and filmmakers.

Deutch co-stars in Richard Linklater's latest film, Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), a film about a group of college kids navigating their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of ...

As the spitting image of her mother, Lea Thompson, this gorgeous young girl could either play in remakes of movies she did in the 1980's, or play as her mother in a biopic of either her, or any movie cast and crew member she has ever worked with.

8. Fred Stoller

Actor | Fred & Vinnie

Frederick "Fred" Stoller (born March 19, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for his frequent guest starring as Gerard on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). He has also made guest appearances on several additional TV series...

After watching a rerun of the "That Girl" episode "'Twas the Night Before Christmas, You're Under Arrest," something about that guy with the telescope who spotted Ann Marie and Donald Hollinger reminded me of Fred. Though I couldn't possibly imagine an excuse to remake that episode, Stoller would still be good for the part.

9. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk,...

He already did a remake of "The Fugitive," but I still think he could do a great Sergeant O' Rourke in a remake of "F-Troop."

10. Dove Cameron

Actress | Descendants

Dove Cameron was born on January 15, 1996 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Chloe Celeste Hosterman. She is known for her work on Descendants (2015), Hairspray Live! (2016) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

Speaking of an F-Troop remake, you've got the perfect Wrangler Jane right here, and not just because of the blonde hair. Also, unlike Melody Patterson she's of legal age.

11. Chris Marquette

Actor | Just Friends

Christopher Marquette was born in Stuart, Florida, on October 3, 1984. He began modeling at the age of four in Dallas, Texas. He landed his screen acting debut at the age of eight, starring as the son of Mira Sorvino in Sweet Nothing (1995). He played a lead in The Tic Code (1999) with the ...

Again with the concept of an F-Troop remake, he's still the right age to play Captain Wilton Parmenter, and still has a demeanor similar to Ken Berry back in the day.

12. Sarah Gilman

Actress | Last Man Standing

Sarah Gilman was born on January 18, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sarah Baldwin Gilman. She is an actress and cinematographer, known for Last Man Standing (2011), I Didn't Do It (2014) and Jessie (2011).

I'm not 100% it should happen, but she would actually be a good Libby Tucker in a remake of "I Ought to Be in Pictures."