Let's just deal with the big problem up front here. Despite what this title says, it's impossible to know how a film would have done if it had a different cast. Sure we can imagine and dream what it would be like if the casting director would have made a different decision, but it's all pointless bellyaching at the end of the day. Plus, it's not like the general public always knows what cast would be best. Remember when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker? Basements everywhere were in an uproar.
Sometimes the casting can seem absolutely perfect for a character, but, after everything is all filmed and set, the character doesn't quite match the film that's been laid out. Other times it's obvious right from the get-go. For whatever reason, certain stars get put into roles that they have no business being a part of. From bad accents to bad acting, woeful late replacements to unloved actors, there are so many different reasons why miscast actors can ruin a character or even an entire movie. We're going to go through the worst of the worst and even play a little 'what if'. What if the actors were different? What if we could go through and recast certain movies, imagining what the movies would have been like in an alternate reality with a different actor or actors in the main roles. Here it is. 15 movies that would have been great with different casting.
13 V for Vendetta
12 The Flintstones
11 Gangs of New York
10 Red Dragon
9 Hunt for Red October
8 Godfather 3
6 Spider-Man 3
5 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
4 Star Wars II & III
3 They Live
2 Ghost Rider
1 Bram Stoker's Dracula
Keanu Reeves struggles to shed his surfer dude exterior and line delivery in many, if not most, of his movie roles. Cast as Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Reeves had to stand beside the great Gary Oldman throughout and even act alongside him, a daunting task for many legends, impossible for a guy named Keanu. After hearing of the criticism over their casting choice, the filmmakers said that they chose Keanu for his "matinee idol" appeal because the role was slightly boring. But this just seems like punishment for poor Keanu. He was so far out of his depth that he seemed like he was drowning the entire time.
Sources: Wikipedia; IMDB; Newser
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