Miscast Movies or Characters

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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives. (90 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ It seems like any movie Dennis Quaid is in is underrated. ” - wunderdunder
 
2.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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 reclaim their old glory. (136 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Anakin and Amadala ” - wunderdunder
 
3.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (142 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Same as above ” - wunderdunder
 
4.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
5.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Everybody but Eastwood. ” - wunderdunder
 
6.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ Paul Walker was terrible as usual. Someone that can be taken seriously would have made this movie better. ” - wunderdunder
 
7.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones 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. (122 mins.)
“ Karen Allen and Ray Winstone were both pretty annoying at their characters in this movie. ” - wunderdunder
 
8.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley aren't terribles actors, but they were the lowpoint to this series. ” - wunderdunder
 
9.
The Italian Job (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. (111 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ I typically like Mark Wahlberg, but being the lead he didn't carry this movie as well as someone else could have. ” - wunderdunder
 
10.
Knight and Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Cameron Diaz's character should have been played by someone else. ” - wunderdunder
 
11.
2012 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
12.
Flyboys (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (140 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
13.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth. (104 mins.)
“ I actually think Keanu Reeves was OKAY for this role, but Kathy Bates and Jaden Smith didn't fit. ” - wunderdunder
 
14.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (140 mins.)
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
15.
Fireproof (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare". (122 mins.)
Director: Alex Kendrick
“ All religious preferences aside this movie had a good message and if it had better actors it would have been a lot more watchable. ” - wunderdunder
 
16.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
“ A less "obnoxious" couple would have been better. ” - wunderdunder
 
17.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An IRS 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. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
18.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Ben Afleck is talented, but wasn't right for this role. ” - wunderdunder
 
19.
Dear John (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. (108 mins.)
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
20.
Entrapment (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief. (113 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
21.
National Treasure (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries. (131 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
22.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The part of the Captain and Daena should have been played by someone else. ” - wunderdunder
 
23.
Driven (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Stallone was surrounded by B-Listers and he's not the best "actor" himself. ” - wunderdunder
 
24.
S.W.A.T. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
 
25.
Sniper (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills... (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
 
26.
Takers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective. (107 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
“ It really wasn't a bad movie, bud the horrible acting was just distracting from almost everybody but Matt Dillon. ” - wunderdunder
 
27.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ 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. ” - wunderdunder
 
28.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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. (148 mins.)
“ It's just hard for me to take Ellen Page seriously after Juno. I also think she was too young for the role. ” - wunderdunder