The right choice of actors can truly make or break a movie – and many box office flops are born from horrible casting choices.
Whether it’s an actor who can’t help but provoke laughter in serious roles, or one whose popular public image clashes completely with an unsavory character, miscast roles can be particularly embarrassing for Hollywood – as well as bringing about some eye-watering financial losses.
Here are 10 of the most baffling and hated casting decisions in cinematic history.
10. Jared Leto in Suicide Squad
Jared Leto faced a mammoth task in reviving the Joker, last portrayed on the big screen by the phenomenal Heath Ledger. But Leto’s swaggering, flashy Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad failed to impress, or even scare.
Critic Billy Givens described Leto’s Joker as a “psychotic romantic more concerned with being cool than with sowing his usual chaos.”
9. Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat
As The Cat in the Hat, legendary comedian Mike Myers was a little out of his comfort zone. His adult humor felt completely wrong in this children’s fantasy movie, which garnered 10 Golden Raspberry Awards.
8. Marlon Wayans in Little Man
In 2006’s Little Man, Marlon Wayans plays a short jewel thief who goes undercover as a baby. Wayan’s face was superimposed onto a nine-year-old actor with dwarfism, leading critic Mark Kermode to describe this film as “possessed by the devil”.
Originally Published by – Anna Fletcher
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