Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

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Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:05 pm

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50020

Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:14 pm

Tom is a dwarf! He can't play Reacher! :shock:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:20 pm

I know. Might as well cast Peter Dinklage!
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:40 pm

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Tom Cruise.

Not that I am preduc... prejudg.... against people with a lower height variant than the norm... (some of my best friends are midgets).... but at least THEY have a personality.... I mean a personality that doesn't creep me out.
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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:51 pm

Seems like a casting purely out to earn money with a (semi/formerly) big name :( Hate those castings most of the time.
It's a bit like viewing online threads etc with -who would you cast as- and then see all those big Hollywood names. Often makes me want to hit my head against the wall.
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Postby raisindot » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:03 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Tom is a dwarf! He can't play Reacher! :shock:


I didn't read this thread closely enough at first. I thought people were referring to Reacher Gilt. He actually might not be too bad in that role, since he's got the pompous con-man act down perfect.
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:05 pm

:D :D :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:37 pm

raisindot wrote:
Sjoerd3000 wrote:Tom is a dwarf! He can't play Reacher! :shock:


I didn't read this thread closely enough at first. I thought people were referring to Reacher Gilt. He actually might not be too bad in that role, since he's got the pompous con-man act down perfect.


I read it like that at first too and wondered: Wait, they already made GP into a movie...
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Postby high eight » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 am

The worst casting ever was Nicholas Cage as Police Sergeant Howie in the (godawful) remake of The Wicker Man.
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Postby mspanners » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:16 am

No the stupidest casting was David Jason as Rincewind....... so there! :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:48 pm

mspanners wrote:No the stupidest casting was David Jason as Rincewind....... so there! :lol:



Ahhh yes. That was pretty bad.
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Postby CJDobs » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 pm

I remember a similar outcry when Mr Cruise was cast as Lestat in 'Interview with a vampire'. Even the author went public and criticised how wrong he was for the part.

Then after release, she printed a full page notice in the NY Times apologising as she thought he was marvelous in it...and so did I.

Tom's personal oddness aside, the man is a good actor...The Bon Jovi of movies he maybe, but likeable, entertaining and convincing nonetheless.

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edit: Now, if you want to talk about bad casting . . how about Highlander?

A French man playing a Scot (with a slightly french accent) supported by the most Scottish of blokes (Mishter Connery) who played a Spaniard/Egyptian. 'my name is Ramiresh....etc etc"

Mind you, Sean Connery always has the same accent whatever part he plays...I did enjoy his Scotto-Russian in Hunt for Red October :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:42 pm

But Jack Reacher is 6' 5" tall, Tom is just too small :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:47 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
mspanners wrote:No the stupidest casting was David Jason as Rincewind....... so there! :lol:



Ahhh yes. That was pretty bad.
Yes he should have stopped as albert. :)
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Postby meerkat » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:51 pm

mspanners wrote:No the stupidest casting was David Jason as Rincewind....... so there! :lol:


Full agreement, mspanners!
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