Good casting is a guarantee of a movie’s success. But when selecting candidates, casting managers oftentimes make mistakes. It’s pretty hard to avoid criticizing reviews and sharp comments when roles go to the actors who the fans feel don’t fit them.
We at Bright Side studied the opinions of professional critics and everyday viewers and selected the movies where filmmakers definitely miscast the actors.
Black Widow — Scarlett Johansson
When the casting of Iron Man 2 was announced, it started a storm of resentment among fans. Many of them didn’t like that Johansson was going to play a Russian super spy. People on thematic forums even proposed more suitable options like Hilary Swank, Emily Blunt, and even Uma Thurman. After the release of the movie, viewers said that the appearance of the actress on screen made them yawn.
Jay Gatsby — Leonardo DiCaprio
Some critics believe that, despite the fact that DiCaprio is a versatile and talented actor, he failed to get into the character of Gatsby. Jay Gatsby was supposed to be a dashing man with a hint of danger. And DiCaprio is not as handsome as he used to be in his youth. Another criticism of him is that he depicted Gatsby like a caricature, which made his character look like a clown.