Mostly when we are watching movies, we want to see better casting. But then some actors manage to fill a character’s shoes in a way that nobody else can live up to it.
Regarding the same thing, one user asked the lovely AskReddit community which actor crushed a role so hard that nobody else will be able to live up to it? Scroll down to see the response.
When they inevitably recast Jack Sparrow [Johnny Depp], it’ll be clear just how big a gap there is.
Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean.
RDJ for Iron Man, the man WAS Tony Stark end of discussion.
Ryan Reynolds did an excellent job being Deadpool to the point where i am reading a Deadpool comic book with Reynolds’ voice in my head narrating it.
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
He’s so deeply connected to that character that I feel it would be impossible for anyone else to fill the fedora.
Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall.
Robin Williams as the genie.
Ian McKellen is both true Gandalfs.
Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump.
Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard.
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, amazing acting.
Hugh Laurie – Dr. House.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Terminator.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Christopher Lloyd as Doc in Back to the Future.
Tim Curry, Frank N Furter. Anyone else in the role knows they never live up to that sexy god of a man. ‘I can make you a man’ is the most brilliant filthy scene to appear on cinema screens while people aren’t nude :/
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams.
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. Best book to movie translation for a character I’ve ever seen.
Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice.
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley.
Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge.
Umbridge sucked in the books, but in the movies she turned Umbridge into a character that you just don’t like into one that you hate with a burning passion.
Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Jack Nicholson in the Shining.
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride.
Jim Carrey in The Mask.
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad. He begins as sympathetic and ends up terrifying.
And in general the whole cast of Malcolm in the Middle, even the very secondary role. There have been many middle class effed up famy sitcom but zero have achieved to be crazy and relatable like this show.
Jody Foster as Clarice Starling. I particularly love the scene where she looks at Buffalo Bill’s victim and you hear her voice crack during the first part of the description, where she is looking at tiny personal details like painted fingernails, but then go clinical and determined when she sees the wounds on the girl’s back. Playing badass women often veers either towards emotionless and stalwart, or basically aping a 80s action male role. Foster nailed the emotional vulnerability, ambition, and courage of that character in minute, but profound ways. No one compares.
Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin.
I really can’t see anyone else as Hellboy. Ron Pearlman was amazing.
Christopher Lee as basically anything.
Joaquin Phoenix as commodus in gladiator. I have never hated a character so much till I saw him in that movie. He is so cowardly, despicable, and creepy. Phoenix did such a good job in making you loathe his character.
Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and everyone knew it would happen a decade before the first X-Men movie.
Danny Trejo as Machete.