The right actor in the right part is paramount to a film's success. Here's six examples where the failure to cast properly made all the aesthetic difference.
When the right actor meets the right role the final outcome can be an extraordinary alchemy. Witness Daniel Day Lewis’s recent Oscar-winning turn as Abe Lincoln. But sometimes, no matter how talented the performer, no amount of make believe can make up the difference if he or she just don’t fit the part.
Some miscastings are legendary: John Wayne as Genghis Kahn in The Conqueror; Madonna as a missionary in Shanghai Surprise; Clint Eastwood as a singer in Paint Your Wagon; Seth Rogan as a super hero; and Keanu Reeves in almost anything. Others are a little more open to debate. So, into the heated exchanges revolving around Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars prequels and Michael Keaton as Batman, I offer up these other possible other examples of mismatched talents.