9 examples of not the best selection of actors in HollywoodPictolic
Everyone loves a good biographical or historical film, in which real events and real people are shown. In most cases, film studios do a good job of selecting actors for these roles. However, sometimes there are outright blunders.
Leonardo DiCaprio is considered one of the best actors in Hollywood, so it's not surprising that director Clint Eastwood invited him to star in the film "J. Edgar" 2011. However, this choice was unsuccessful.
Yes, DiCaprio's game almost pulled out a rather boring movie, but the makeup with which the actor was "aged" looked very strange. And the main thing is that DiCaprio, even in makeup, does not look at all like J. Edgar Hoover.
The biographical drama "Diana: A Love Story", frankly speaking, was not very successful. The film received mostly negative reviews, including about the acting. I must say that the actress who played Diana herself was unhappy with the result and regrets her participation in the film. And this despite the fact that she is a good actress, she just got into a movie accident.
"Schindler's List" is one of the best historical films, no one will argue with that. But look at the pictures: the one on the right shows the same concentration camp commander Amon Goeth, who was played by Ralph Fiennes in the film. He played brilliantly, received many awards for his game. But a lot of people noted that the actor is too attractive to play an unsympathetic fat man with a bulging belly.
It seems that this is the case when the actor is not similar in appearance, but managed to create the right image. Mila Pfefferberg, a former prisoner of that concentration camp, said that Fiennes in the SS dress uniform reminded her very much of the real Goethe.
When actress Zoe Saldana was chosen for the role of Simone in the 2016 film Nina, many people were dissatisfied with this casting decision. Not only was the actress's skin made darker, she was also put on an Afro wig, adding artificial teeth and a prosthetic nose to the image. Many critics wondered why it was necessary to take a sexy actress for the role of Simone, who, with all the desire, cannot be called a beauty? And then try to mold out of her the necessary, enlarging her nose, making a prosthesis with imperfect teeth, etc.
The biggest critic of this casting choice was Nina's daughter Simon.
One of the worst casting choices in biographical films is, without a doubt, John Wayne as Genghis Khan in the 1956 film The Conqueror. The film did not receive box office receipts and is considered one of the worst in the history of cinema. One of the reasons for this was that the main character was played by Wayne, the "king of westerns".
At that time, Wayne was considered the personification of the American man. In general, Genghis Khan turned out to be, to put it mildly, strange.
Audrey Hepburn was a Hollywood icon. She starred in many popular films, including Breakfast at Tiffany's and Roman Holiday, and was applauded for her class and charm. Few actresses can recreate what Hepburn brought to the big screen. And, unfortunately, not all of the actresses who portrayed her on the screen did it well. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Hepburn in the 2000 film The Audrey Hepburn Story is just such a case.
The picture "Liz and Dick" in 2012 is considered by many to be a terrible biographical film, and they are absolutely right. It all started at the casting stage, when the public found out that Lindsay Lohan was chosen for the role of Elizabeth Taylor. Few people take Lindsay seriously as an actress, given her previous teen films and problems with the law. Obviously unsuccessful casting.
The 2004 film "Alexander" can hardly be called a great success, and there is something to complain about besides casting. But still, the choice of Colin Farrell for the main role is a major mistake.
Alexander the Great was a disciple of Aristotle and became one of the greatest generals. He ruled many kingdoms, occupying a territory stretching from Greece to India. And on the other hand — Pharrell, an Irish actor, forced to wear a terrible blond wig… Unsurprisingly, historians and viewers were unhappy with the end result.
It was not a biopic, but just a cameo role in the TV series "Urban Myths". Actor Joseph Fiennes was supposed to portray Michael Jackson. But it turned out to be such a disgusting sight that even before the broadcast, those who had the misfortune to see it raised a wave of indignation. Jackson's family also had their say. The episode never aired. And that's right!