The Biggest Casting Mistakes in Movie Casting History

Biggest Casting Mistakes

There’s an art to casting, practiced by a very under-appreciated team of casting directors, casting associates, and casting assistants. Most of these Hollywood professionals are incredibly good at their jobs, snagging the perfect actor for roles that never would have been as legendary without just the right person. So when the casting team gets it wrong, things can immediately go awry.

 

John Wayne as Genghis Khan

John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: The Conqueror/Universal Pictures

Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/VENOM

Topher Grace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Spider-Man 3/Sony Pictures

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice/Warner Bros.

Edward Furlong as The Crow

Edward Furlong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: The Crow: Wicked Prayer/Dimension Films

Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great

Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Alexander/Warner Bros.

Seth Rogen as Britt Reid

Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: The Green Hornet/Sony Pictures

Denise Richards as a Nuclear Physicist

Denise Richards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: The World Is Not Enough/MGM

Rosie O’Donnell as Betty Rubble

Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: The Flintstones/Universal Pictures

Nicolas Cage As Johnny Blaze

Nicolas Cage As Johnny Blaze is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Ghost Rider/Sony Pictures

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze

Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Batman & Robin/Warner Bros.

Gary Oldman as A LITTLE PERSON

Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Tiptoes/Reality Check Productions

Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader

Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith/20th Century Fox

Halle Berry as Catwoman

Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Catwoman/Warner Bros.

Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates

Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Psycho/Universal Pictures

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Jobs/Open Road Films

Sylvester Stallone as Sebastian The Toymaker

Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Spy Kids 3: Game Over/Dimension Films

Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker

Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Bram Stoker’s Dracula/Columbia Pictures

Jessica Alba as Sue Storm

Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Fantastic Four/20th Century Fox

John Travolta as Charlie Wax

John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: From Paris With Love/Lionsgate

Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg

Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Valkyrie/MGM

Kevin Costner as Robin Hood

Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves/Warner Bros.

Shia LaBeouf as Jack Bondurant

Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Lawless/The Weinstein Company

Russell Crowe as Javert

Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Les Miserables/Universal Pictures

January Jones as Emma Frost

January Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: X-Men: First Class/20th Century Fox

Amy Adams as Lois Lane

Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: Man of Steel/Warner Bros.

Anna Paquin as Rogue

Anna Paquin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Facepalms in Movie Casting History
Photo: X-Men/20th Century Fox
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