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Who is one character you believe was perfectly cast? As if the role was made specifically for that actor?

Who is one character you believe was perfectly cast? As if the role was made specifically for that actor?

spencermiddleton

Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes


sonicz3r0

Kathy Bates as Mama Boucher.


LittleMsSparkles

Matthew Lillard as Shaggy


kick26

To point where he has actually been the voice of most of the animated shaggies ever since


BeachHouseNibbles

Picked up an 8 movie DVD compilation for my daughter who loves Scooby Doo and he was the voice for Shaggy in every movie. He does a great job!


milkmanbran

Gregory House was perfectly casted IMO


evildustmite

What's amazing is how being English he faked a very good American accent.


IcyCrust

I'm British, and during House's run at some point I completely forgot that he was a Brit, to the extent that rewatching an episode of Friends a few years back where he cameo'd (plane passenger next to Rachel on the way to London) I was momentarily confused by his "fake British accent"...


pssiraj

American here: I first saw him in Stuart Little playing an American dad, and I was so flabbergasted when I later found out he was British. I knew he was British when I watched House and it was still incredibly hard to remember that. Man has nailed it so hard.


momsequitur

Hugh Laurie is a god among men. (Edit is funny to probably only me because House was often high)


milkmanbran

He’s an amazing musician as well


WGx2

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.


cronemm

Man the casting was great. Steven van zandt (silvio) looks and acts like a true mobster too


FishFollower74

From the same show…Steven Schirripa as Bobby Bacala, and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior Soprano.


Dismal-Page

John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox in Scrubs. Also, Rainn Wilson as Dwight from the Office.


MadisonPearGarden

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. I can totally believe him as a shyster shitbag lawyer.


mrwinky531

Can't wait for the final season! I got nervous when Odenkirk had health problems on set.


oliilo1

It's all good man


spimothyleary

He was really entertaining in Nobody as well. Completely different role...


HighFiveKoala

Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson


Giantstink

Honorable 2nd place: Ben Schwartz as Jean-Ralphio


Defiant-Ad237

And his sister. Third place could probably go to Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate.


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In this case the role literally *was* made for the actor lol


catfoodspork

Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds.


Bamapv

Hes been good in everything ive seen of his.


nomadjackk

Apparently Tarantino was going to scrap this script/movie if he couldn’t find an actor to fill these shoes/get Waltz onboard. This was my first exposure to a Tarantino movie and Waltz as an actor and my jaw was wide open after the opening scene


Over_engineered81

That opening scene is my favourite opening of any movie. That scene alone won Waltz the Oscar that year.


FuckYeahGeology

The opening scene is still one of the greatest scenes of all time in my opinion. The unnerving awkwardness at the beginning, the slow tension build throughout, then finally the subtle change in expression in Hans' face when he gets to the point. Just a masterclass in writing, filming, and acting.


Wrastling97

Fun fact: Quinton Tarantino didn’t want Waltz on the set at all before shooting. He wanted him to come, film, and then leave each time. He didn’t want him affiliating with any of the other actors so when he came on set as a Nazi he just scared the shit out of people


starmartyr

It was such a tightrope of a role. Detestable but also incredibly charismatic.


orsongr

Also Christoph Waltz in any role performed by Christoph Waltz. What an amazing actor.


chalk_in_boots

The shrug he does in Django before shooting Leo? Pure gold.


SonofRobinHood

James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader


robbm023

And mufasa! And Jeremy irons as scar!


Brettalis

Abed in Community


RipShitu

I think Donald Glover as Troy was also perfect. Troy and Abed made that show for me tbh


Adaptable42

TROY AND ABED IN THE MORRRRNING!!!!!!!!


ay_pucha

*Nights*


stephentkennedy

David Suchet as Poirot


SquilliamFancySon95

This is so true, every other actor who's done Poirot comes up short imo.


Daymareman

Jeff Bridges as the dude.


NorthChic44

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.


artificialevil

Parts of the wardrobe for his character were actually from his own closet, including the jellies.


Generico300

Ian McKellen as Gandalf. Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier.


Correctedsun

Honestly, I think the entire Fellowship was perfect. I can't think of anyone I'd have changed.


Randall_Hickey

The only character in those movies that ever threw me off was Elrond. I can only see Mr Smith.


CaptainBitnerd

Welcome to Rivendell..... Mr. Anderson.


ceruleanblue66

Not helped by the fact that he says almost the same lines about men being weak!


herrbz

Did you know that the First Age was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. The race of Men is failing. The blood of Númenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity forgotten. It is because of Men the Ring survives. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed, and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area.


burgundybutton

Ironically that's because he was perfectly cast as Mr. Smith


MrTerribleArtist

Agent Smith* Mr *Anderson*


Fenrir_Carbon

Also Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard (if you forget he's supposed to be french)


Demurist

He tried a French accent in the audition. It didn’t go over well. There was also talks of a toupee. Thank god they didn’t!


Snoo79382

McAvoy and Fassbender were great as young Xavier and Magneto as well.


yellowelephantboy

Totally, Fassbender had such an energy about him. I absolutely loved him as Magneto. His and McAvoy's chemistry was fantastic too.


Sufficient-Fun1320

Patrick Stewart a as Captain Jean-luc Picard.


HairyPotatoKat

Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U-S-S Enterprise


Nidrew

M m m make it so.


weirdears

He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no-one had a chance to interrupt - it was really quite hypnotic.


raechuuu

Moss from IT Crowd. Also Terry from Brooklyn 99. ETA: I was aware when posting that Terry’s character was literally written for him, I guess I interpreted the question incorrectly. Thank you to everyone who let me know, I appreciate you all but I do know.


Sso_12

Four! I mean, five! I mean, fire!


tearsonurcheek

I'll just put this over here with the rest of the fire. This, Jen, is the internet.


RingRingBanannaPhone

"I'm sorry for your loss. Move on" Edit: Shit. Wasn't Moss but keeping it in there


avfc4me

Richard Ayoade is Moss in Travel Man and Gadget Man too which makes them totally watchable.


RingRingBanannaPhone

He's good in The Mighty Boosh. "The crunch? You know nothing of the crunch!"


probenation

Ian McShane playing Al Swearengen in Deadwood.


EnigmaCA

Swedgin!!


bguzewicz

Cocksucka!


YardComplete

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute


emilryeh

And Steve Carell as Michael Scott


Ecstatic_Rooster

That whole show was really well cast.


excalibrax

It's the casting director, Allison Jones, she has a gift for Finding people, look at her track record  Freaks and Geeks (for which she won an Emmy), Undeclared, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, What We Do in the Shadows, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, Curb Your Enthusiasm, United States of Tara, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development,The Office.


Pallie01

Agreed, the actors playing their character types well is what makes the show so funny and succesful.


pun-tended

Johnny Depp as Jack sparrow.


jashxn

CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow


User_492006

So you have heard of him?


The_Canadian

That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen. So it would seem...


Snoo79382

Even though that franchise went downhill, Captain Jack Sparrow is still the heart of it all.


Shanderson3

Yep, can't believe they're going ahead with making another without him. It's not Pirates of The Caribbean without Captain Jack Sparrow.


LiteX99

The problem with the newer movies is that they focus on jack. The first three movies where stories about something, a love story, a journey and a gang of pirates in crisis. And then you plop this gigantic comic relief in the middle, as a main character and you have the first three movies. It works as well as it does because there is a story that doesnt require jack to be there, but is elevated because of him. The two last movies had him in the spotlight, and that ruins those movies, because jack alone is not enough to make a movie good


COOPERx223x

I don't think I've seen anyone explain so perfectly why the newer movies felt so wrong. I LOVE the first three. The original trilogy, if you will. But the newer ones are so awkward and forgettable that I honestly don't remember most of them, and what I do makes me not want to watch them again.


derekwilliamson

Bryan Cranston as Walter White. The way the character developed and evolved fit him so well. That was all driven by his portrayal. You could never make a remake of it.


IT_scrub

Bryan Cranston as Hal


FeroZucks2Give

Major Dick Winters in band of brothers. Prove me wrong


Austintholmes

Charlize Theron as Furiosa. I don’t think there was any other actress that I could possibly see as Furiosa(I’m not sure on Anna Taylor-Joy yet).


ItStillIsntLupus

Jack Black as Dewey Finn in *School of Rock* He basically just played an irresponsible, less successful version of himself.


Finito-1994

He was still the best part in the Jumanji sequels.


Zebirdsandzebats

He was funny in that, but I feel like he's not given credit for how *good* that acting was. He was funny because he was believable as a teen girl who temporarily looked like jack black. That takes some doing.


polywha

Tony Shalhoub as Monk


momsequitur

Also Tony Shaloub as Abe Weissman


ironwheatiez

Cannot imagine anyone else as Abe Weissman. Just the absolute perfect balance of anxiety and fuck it.


tagaderm

David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane


RhombusKP

Frasier: Niles, you'll never guess what popular Seattle night spot is closing it's doors. Niles: Oh no Roz, you're moving?


LordyIHopeThereIsPie

Great description of his character is "Just like Frasier, only more so".


Radiant-Trash8178

Maggie Smith as Violet in Downton Abby and as Prof Mcgonagall


DupeyTA

That's Dame Maggie Smith to us peons.


DidntStartTheFires

Christopher Lloyd as Doc


Kreepie2510

The guy that played kuzco.


Quick-Bad

Oh, right. The voice actor. The voice actor for Kuzco, the voice actor chosen especially to voice Kuzco, Kuzco's voice actor. ... that voice actor?


Chairbox26

YES that voice actor!!


ironwheatiez

Also kronk


Kreepie2510

True, the whole movie is honestly A1 in the casting department.


ironwheatiez

Absolutely Izma and I wanna say Pacha (john goodman)


TigerTerrier

Gene wilder/Willy Wonka


eddyathome

He played that fine line of genius and madness so perfectly.


Former_Dark_Knight

Apparently the director wanted Wilder for the role so bad he told him he had the part before the official offer was made. The casting manager was furious since he thought they'd have to pay Wilder more due to no negotiating.


ahkond

Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo


Stayathomedadof6

Christopher McDonald as Shooter Mcgavin.


Rossi-5

I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast


Spinach-Apart

You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?


Rossi-5

NO!


MandatoryDissent7

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. His portrayal not only met the expectations, but actually enhanced the character.


geaster

John Malkovich was great in Being John Malkovich... I doubt anyone else could have played the role as well.


bumjiggy

I think Gary Oldman could have nailed it


User_492006

There is nothing and no one Gary Oldman can't nail.


badlilbadlandabad

Well that’s not fair. Gary Oldman could play a teenage girl in a high school sex comedy and do a great job.


Specialist-Look6210

If I ever win the lottery or otherwise have tens of millions of dollars to throw around, I'm making this movie.


Bayareairon

John c McGinley and Dr. Cox Edit jessus fucking christ this blew up


ironwheatiez

In the podcast, fake doctors real friends, apparently the writers literally wrote "a john c mcginley type" in the character description before they started casting. So the casting director just called him.


substantial-freud

The casting director for *Love, Actually* was told to find “a Laura Linney type”. She brought in dozens of actresses before going for the obvious.


badlilbadlandabad

Can you imagine anyone besides Viggo as Aragorn?


DogStilts

Definitely not Nic Cage... He auditioned for it.


joshjoshjoshj

Obviously Peter Dinklage as Tyrion


TheHangriestHippo

Also Charles Dance as Tywin


Wishart2016

Jason Momoa as Drogo Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Diana Rigg as Olenna


TheHangriestHippo

Honestly, say what you like about game of thrones but the casting was spot on for the most part


truthllwin

Spock (Leonard Nimoy)


anniemct

Lena Headey- Cersei Lannister


medvezhonok96

I love her so much. She's such an incredible actor. Cersei was such a complicated and difficult character, and Headey was amazing at it.


ohmyitsmidnight

K - Tommy Lee Jones


ColorCaptain

Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. Their character arcs align so well. I can't imagine anyone else playing Tony.


scansinboy

And to think, so many people were flipping out (not in a good way) when they announced that he had been cast in that role.


InadequateChris

Same for those “no-names” Hemsworth, Hiddleston and Evans. Ended up being perfect.


mdj1359

Evans is also perfect, I have to say however, that he wasn't exactly a no-name. He was actually also great as Johnny Storm. Here are some of the movies he had been in before he became Steve Rogers: * Scott Pilgrim vs. the World * The Losers * Push * Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer * Sunshine * Fantastic Four * Cellular * The Perfect Score * Not Another Teen Movie


InadequateChris

Yeah, for him specifically, the outcry came about from people being unable to see the actor that played Johnny Storm play Cap.


Fenderpunter

Paul Bettany as Chaucer A Knight's Tale


fourleafclover13

Also Alan Tudyk


adjust_the_sails

I WILL FONG YOU!


ErikMovieNerd

Christopher Reeve as Superman. He's perfect.


Snoo79382

Godzilla was made for the role of Godzilla.


mattb_186

Poor guy got George Coztanza’d, can’t get anymore roles because everyone just sees him as Godzilla


that-1-chick-u-know

Tim Curry as Dr Frankenfurter (Rocky Horror) Nathan Lane as Albert Goldman (The Birdcage)


Fireblast1337

Tim As the Butler in the Clue movie too. Honestly most of that movie felt like they were all just having too much fun.


OddTransportation121

Nathan Lane!


turd_miner91

Paul Newman as Cool Hand Luke


hawknip

Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux. She was absolutely brilliant in that role. I firmly believe no one else could’ve taken Blanche to the heights she did. Honestly, the rest of the Golden Girls, too. Estelle Getty was a perfect Sophia, Dorothy was literally originally described as a “Bea Arthur” like character, and Betty White played Rose Nylund beautifully. Fantastically cast ensemble.


freshlydeliveredegg-

Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling


Agent__Caboose

On that note: Antony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector. Even played his role so well that he scared Foster off the set for the second movie.


sodamnsticky

Sam Neal as Doctor Allen Grant


FlippedChamp

Jeff Goldblume as Ian Malcolm


Fenrir_Carbon

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden (he looks like I wanna look and fucks like I wanna fuck) Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn (speaks many languages, is strong and gentle, looks younger than he is and can deflect a knife thrown at his face) Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard (he can play diplomatic and strong, and lends a lot of gravitas to the role) J.K Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson (I *really* believe he wants those pictures of Spider-man)


CzarCW

Also J.K. Simmons in Whiplash.


Pole420

Jason Alexander as George Costanza.


beartheminus

I can't see anyone else play Kramer like Micheal Richards did either though


internetsss

tom hanks as Forest Gump, I don't know of any other actor who could pull it off


Apprehensive-Pin1474

Aaron Paul as Jessie Pinkman.


SafetyMan35

Honestly, I think the entire cast of Breaking Bad was perfect.


Sarke1

Fun fact: he was supposed to be killed off at the end of the first season, but he was too good.


Strict-Ad2250

Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in Goodfellas


thedevilyoukn0w

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.


Who__Flung__Poo

Anthony Hopkins as Hannible in Silence of the Lambs.


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Andreslamantis

Val Kilmer is Doc Holiday. And the guy who played George McFly in Back to the Future, can't remember the name.


Denerii

Will Arnett - Gob Bluth


Bull749

Jim Carey in The Mask.


brothhead

Mads Mikelsen as hannibal.


howardgatsby

james spader IS raymond reddington. change my mind.


_teddybelle

Alan Rickman as Snape


227743

Agree 100%. I think Maggie Smith's portrayal of McGonagall was absolutely perfect as well.


JADW27

Rickman was a spectacular actor. I couldn't picture anyone else reprising the role of Snape, but the same could be said for Hans Gruber or Metatron.


spinmerighttriangle

Don’t forget Sir Alexander Dane.


The_Canadian

By Grabthar's Hammer...what a savings.


fancyangelrat

I loved his Sheriff of Nottingham too!


AeolianMelodies

JKR was allegedly very adamant that it had to be him.


Flimsy_Aardvark_9586

Same with Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid for which he really was perfect!


haveagranddayguy

R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket. Less of a role made for him as he was the one made for the role as an actual marine staff sargeant


Willowy

Tom Hiddleston, Loki. I mean, come on.


mastiff925

Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta


raechuuu

I would like to add Terry in Brooklyn 99 as well. Although the role literally was made for him so I’m not sure if it counts. Haha


EarlyOil8886

Also captain holt


RedTruck1989

Keanu Reeves = John Wick


Decal12_14

Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool


badlilbadlandabad

Ryan Reynolds as Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. He was perfect though.


JRutterbush

Especially when he worked so damn hard to make it happen in the first place.


beenbluedoc

Both leads in the show Good Omens. They matched exactly what I imagined reading the book.


username_is_hardest

Especially Michael Sheen. He was so bumbly and wholesome as Aziraphale. Meanwhile in The Good Fight, he plays a sleezeball lawyer. Complete 180 of a character.


Blaiddyn

Christopher Lee as Saruman. I heard that he was a huge LOTR fan and wanted to play Saruman so he tried out for that part over the part of Gandalf. I don’t think anyone else could’ve played the part any better.


Llttlestitious

He actually really really tried for Gandalf, he was sick of ‘villain’ roles and was a huge fan of Tolkien (I think he read LOTR annually) but Jackson decided he was a bit too old and was a perfect Saruman. Interestingly enough, Christopher Lee was the only person in the cast who actually ever met JRR Tolkien.


Snoo79382

Also Count Dooku "Good. Twice the Pride. Double the Fall."


sophieispurple

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser


rpjut5ha

Robin Williams as the genie in Aladdin. Well, Robin Williams in any of his roles tbh.


WharfRat8

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman All three were absolutely stunning! Edit: grammar


drake_xp

Giancarlo Esposito as Gus and Jonathan Banks as Mike were pretty good as well


DogsAreTheDopest

Heath Ledger as Joker


bucco21

Christopher Lloyd as Reverend Jim in Taxi.


GNU_Yorker

Neo from the Matrix Trilogy. Keanu Reeves is the only one that could play both a clueless every-man and an impossibly badass techno-ninja in the same movie.


User_492006

Even better than Keanu's casting, Hugo Weaving as Smith.


cscf0360

Hugo Weaving was arguably far more memorable in his role than Keanu. Agent Smith dripped pure, undiluted contempt for humanity, and Hugo's delivery was perfection. I can still hear his disdainful, "M*iss*ter Anderson."


OlDanboy

Hugo Weaving as any villain is just instantly good. Dude has a menacing appearance and voice


Stan_Archton

You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That's the sound of inevitability. That's the sound of your death. Goodbye, Mr. Anderson.