Miscast Movies or Charactersby wunderdunder | last updated - 06 Jun 2011 | Public
Not all character's but for one or more they should have picked someone else and it would have been a better or more popular movie. (No particular order)
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1. Vantage Point (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Votes: 133,573 | Gross: $72.27M
It seems like any movie Dennis Quaid is in is underrated.
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 591,618 | Gross: $474.54M
Anakin and Amadala
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 516,988 | Gross: $310.68M
Same as above
4. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 344,006 | Gross: $77.81M
Diaz didn't do a bad job, but I think this movie is underated because of her. Although some say De Caprio was wrong for this role I disagree. Daniel Day Lewis was outstanding.
5. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 616,446 | Gross: $148.10M
Everybody but Eastwood.
6. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Votes: 298,456 | Gross: $144.53M
Paul Walker was terrible as usual. Someone that can be taken seriously would have made this movie better.
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 361,940 | Gross: $317.10M
Karen Allen and Ray Winstone were both pretty annoying at their characters in this movie.
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 895,801 | Gross: $305.41M
Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley aren't terribles actors, but they were the lowpoint to this series.
9. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 304,988 | Gross: $106.13M
I typically like Mark Wahlberg, but being the lead he didn't carry this movie as well as someone else could have.
10. Knight and Day (2010)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.
Votes: 158,998 | Gross: $76.42M
Cameron Diaz's character should have been played by someone else.
11. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 306,488 | Gross: $166.11M
Everybody, but Danny Glover. They expected to wow us with effects and forget about the piss poor acting and it worked on some, but obviously not others.
12. Flyboys (2006)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Votes: 37,603 | Gross: $13.08M
Jean Reno was good. To me James Franco wasn't right for this role and there were a lot of others who should've been replaced.
13. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 147,692 | Gross: $79.37M
I actually think Keanu Reeves was OKAY for this role, but Kathy Bates and Jaden Smith didn't fit.
14. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.
Votes: 1,088,128 | Gross: $206.85M
Luckily Katie Holmes didn't have much screen time so she didn't "ruin" this movie, but I wish they would have had Maggie Gyllenhall play Rachel from the get go.
15. Fireproof (2008)
PG | 122 min | Drama, Romance
In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".
Votes: 18,412 | Gross: $33.46M
All religious preferences aside this movie had a good message and if it had better actors it would have been a lot more watchable.
16. What Happens in Vegas (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.
Votes: 149,979 | Gross: $80.28M
A less "obnoxious" couple would have been better.
17. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 198,214 | Gross: $40.14M
Although I think Will Ferrell was great in this movie, him being the main character seems to make everyone go in with the wrong expectations.
18. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 274,896 | Gross: $198.54M
Ben Afleck is talented, but wasn't right for this role.
19. Dear John (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.
Votes: 117,182 | Gross: $80.01M
I actually thought this was a good movie, but Channing Tatum wasn't a believable Green Beret to me even if he was in GI Joe.
20. Entrapment (1999)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Romance
An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.
Votes: 94,454 | Gross: $87.70M
Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones had no chemistry. If they replaced Jones with a better actress and Connery with a little younger one I think this would have been better.
21. National Treasure (2004)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.
Votes: 270,366 | Gross: $173.01M
Poor Nicholas Cage... he didn't do a bad job, but I think it's pretty hard to take him seriously as a historian, but he wasn't the only one that struggled to make this movie better. Sean Bean made a great villian for this movie IMO.
22. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 191,899 | Gross: $180.01M
The part of the Captain and Daena should have been played by someone else.
23. Driven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.
Votes: 35,963 | Gross: $32.62M
Stallone was surrounded by B-Listers and he's not the best "actor" himself.
24. S.W.A.T. (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Votes: 126,020 | Gross: $116.93M
26. Takers (2010)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.
Votes: 50,152 | Gross: $57.74M
It really wasn't a bad movie, bud the horrible acting was just distracting from almost everybody but Matt Dillon.
27. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.
Votes: 239,425 | Gross: $90.76M
A lot of miscast here, but the most obvious is Jake as Dastan. Gemma Arterton looked good as usual, but not a great choice either.
28. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,650,153 | Gross: $292.58M
It's just hard for me to take Ellen Page seriously after Juno. I also think she was too young for the role.