A good film with a crap lead

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A good film with a crap lead

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This topic has evolved after a discussion with ma husband. Select a film which you consider to be wholly good but which you consider to have had a crap actor in it. It may not necessarily be someone you dislike but the idea is that, in your opinion, they were wrong for the part / film (hopefully with a little justification).

My personal choice would be Gangs of New York. I thought Daniel Day Lewis was fantastic and superb. However, I felt the casting of Leonardo and Cameron Diaz was simply so a certain audience would go to see it. I’m sure this is a trick employed by many casting agents, producers and directors but I felt they added nothing at all to the film and there are dozens of talented actors who could have given a whole lot more authenticity to the role.

Have a think
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