5 Movie Roles That Should've Been Cast By a Different Actor 

There have been many instances in the past where an actor’s performance has elevated a film to new heights, but there are also times when the casting decision has been questioned.

Casting is one of the most critical aspects of making a film. It is often said that a film’s success is built on the performances of its actors.

Movie Roles That Should've Been Cast By a Different Actor

Johnny Depp as Tonto in “The Lone Ranger” (2013) In “The Lone Ranger,” Johnny Depp played Tonto, the Native American companion of the titular character. However, many critics and viewers felt that Depp’s portrayal of Tonto was stereotypical and offensive. Some argued that a Native American actor should have been cast instead, as they would have brought a more authentic perspective to the role.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in “Les Misérables” (2012) Anne Hathaway won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Fantine in “Les Misérables,” but some viewers felt that her performance was too over-the-top and melodramatic. Some argued that a more subtle and nuanced performance would have been more effective in the role.

Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992) Keanu Reeves is known for his action-packed roles in films like “The Matrix” and “John Wick,” but his performance as Jonathan Harker in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” was widely panned by critics. Many felt that his attempt at a British accent was unconvincing, and that he was miscast in the role.

Tom Cruise as Lestat in “Interview with the Vampire” (1994) Tom Cruise played the role of Lestat de Lioncourt, a vampire, in “Interview with the Vampire,” but many felt that he was miscast in the part. Some argued that he was too handsome for the role, while others felt that he didn’t capture the complexity of the character.

Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi in “Ghost in the Shell” (2017) Scarlett Johansson played Motoko Kusanagi, a Japanese character, in “Ghost in the Shell.” The decision to cast a non-Asian actress in the role was met with backlash, as many felt it was a missed opportunity to give an Asian actress a leading role.

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