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18th Apr '17 2:47:15 PM Jhonny
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** Director Creator/BryanSinger put a ban on non-American actors for the title role after hearing so many badly-done FakeAmerican accents in auditions. So how did Creator/HughLaurie get the role? His flawless Boston accent convinced Singer that he must be American.

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** Director Creator/BryanSinger put a ban on non-American actors for the title role after hearing so many badly-done FakeAmerican accents in auditions. So how did Creator/HughLaurie get the role? His flawless Boston New Jersey accent convinced Singer that he must be American.
17th Apr '17 5:42:28 PM BookReaderUSA
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* Speaking of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', the BigBad of that movie, ComicBook/{{Hela}}, is a 6'6" StatuesqueStunner in the comics, but is played by the 5'8" Creator/CateBlanchett. Blanchett won the role partly because she gave the best performance, and partly because it would have been ''very'' difficult to find an actress (or human being for that matter) of Hela's height from the comics.
12th Mar '17 7:04:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* The casters for ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' had intended for Michael Stone to be white, like the rest of the main cast, but Adrian Lester's preformance impressed them.

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* The casters for ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' had intended for Michael Stone to be white, like the rest of the main cast, but Adrian Lester's preformance performance impressed them.
27th Feb '17 8:29:51 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Creator/VincentDOnofrio passes pretty well as Wilson Fisk, but he's still not nearly as big as [[ComicBook/TheKingpin the comics usually depict him as]], and doesn't fit the physique as much as the late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan. But D'Onofrio's performance was so complex and layered, and brought such a fresh interpretation of the character into both a terrifying and surprisingly sympathetic villain, that critics and audiences didn't mind at all.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Creator/VincentDOnofrio 2015}}'':
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passes pretty well as for Wilson Fisk, but he's still not nearly as big as [[ComicBook/TheKingpin the comics usually depict him as]], and doesn't fit the physique as much as the late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan. But D'Onofrio's performance was so complex and layered, and brought such a fresh interpretation of the character into both a terrifying and surprisingly sympathetic villain, that critics and audiences didn't mind at all.all.
**Ben Urich is typically portrayed as white in the comics. The show has him portrayed by African-American Vondie Curtis-Hall, but his race doesn't do much to affect his role.
**In the comics, Elektra is depicted as an AmazonianBeauty (Creator/FrankMiller based her off of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Lyon bodybuilder Lisa Lyon]]). Creator/ElodieYung is more of a FragileSpeedster. But when you see her in action, you won't even notice.
25th Feb '17 5:49:36 PM Pamina
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** [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Princess Aurora]] is known as a blonde, but is played by brunette Sarah Bolger. Additionally Aurora's voice actress Mary Costa used a British accent, while Bolger (who is Irish) uses an American one. Either way her casting and performance was well-received.

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** [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Princess Aurora]] is known as a blonde, but is played by brunette Sarah Bolger. Additionally Aurora's voice actress Mary Costa used a British Mid-Atlantic accent, while Bolger (who is Irish) uses an a standard American one. Either way her casting and performance was well-received.
22nd Feb '17 4:16:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Creator/RobertCarlyle was cast as Francis Begbie in ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'', even though in the novel, he's described as being a big, muscular, intimidating brute.
* In ''Comics/SinCity'', Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark is a dwarf. In the film, he's played by Creator/RutgerHauer, who is...not.


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* Sam Malone in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' was originally a former football player (specifically, a quarterback for the New England Patriots). This was thrown out the window when Creator/TedDanson was cast, as he didn't look like a football player. Thus, he became a former baseball player (specifically, a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox).
22nd Feb '17 4:06:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Roger Murtaugh in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series wasn't written with any specific ethnicity in mind. Creator/DannyGlover was chosen because he was the strongest actor.
* Molly Abrams from ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' was originally written as a chubby Caucasian girl. She was played by the thin African-American Gina Ravera.



** Creator/DavidJason as Rincewind in ''Film/TheColourofMagic''. Jason was 35 years older than Rincewind was in the book, as well as being shorter and stouter than the description, but Jason's passion and dedication to the role makes up for it.

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** Creator/DavidJason as Rincewind in ''Film/TheColourofMagic''.''Film/TheColourOfMagic''. Jason was 35 years older than Rincewind was in the book, as well as being shorter and stouter than the description, but Jason's passion and dedication to the role makes up for it.
4th Jan '17 3:42:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The producers of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' intended to cast only British actors as the Hobbits as Tolkien had imagined the Shire as a form of England but American Elijah Wood sent in a strong audition tape and was cast as Frodo. A marginal case, seeing as Wood speaks TheQueensLatin with very few slips. Sean Astin's North Country take on Sam Gamgee has also received generally good notices.

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* The producers of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' intended to cast only British actors as the Hobbits as Tolkien had imagined the Shire as a form of England but American Elijah Wood Creator/ElijahWood sent in a strong audition tape and was cast as Frodo. A marginal case, seeing as Wood speaks TheQueensLatin with very few slips. Sean Astin's Creator/SeanAstin's North Country take on Sam Gamgee has also received generally good notices.notices.
** Gollum was meant to be an animatronic, but Creator/AndySerkis's performance impressed the filmmakers so much that they decided to use CGI and motion capture (trope-naming SerkisFolk), plus having him physically acting on the set. That also allowed them to have the flashback scene at the start of ''Return of the King'' where a live-action hobbit-Sméagol played by Serkis transforms into Gollum. Today, Serkis' acting talents are so well-regarded, even through the prism of CGI, that one of WebVideo/CinemaSins' {{Running Gag}}s is, "Andy Serkis [[AwardSnub isn't winning an Oscar]] in this scene."



* Likewise, in his screen adaptation of ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Branagh cast the African-American Denzel Washington to play the Spanish Don Pedro of Aragon whose character was the half-brother of the Caucasian Keanu Reeves.

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* Likewise, in his screen adaptation of ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Branagh cast the African-American Denzel Washington Creator/DenzelWashington to play the Spanish Don Pedro of Aragon whose character was the half-brother of the Caucasian Keanu Reeves.Creator/KeanuReeves.



* Casting Quoyle of ''Film/TheShippingNews'' based on appearance would require a lot of excessive prosthetics so instead Kevin Spacey sells the role on the strength of his performance.

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* Casting Quoyle of ''Film/TheShippingNews'' based on appearance would require a lot of excessive prosthetics so instead Kevin Spacey Creator/KevinSpacey sells the role on the strength of his performance.



** Sissy Spacek was widely thought to be too pretty to play Carrie White, the character in the book being described as chunky, mousy-haired and covered in pimples with Spacek being a tall thin redhead with clear skin. But Spacek's Oscar nomination speaks for itself. The character was then rewritten slightly saying that she would be pretty if she made an effort to tidy herself up a bit.
** Likewise, AlphaBitch Chris Hargensen is described as dark haired and olive skinned but has been portrayed by blonde actresses Nancy Allen and Emilie De Ravin who absolutely nail the bitchy attitude. Finally averted with the 2013 remake which cast the brunette Portia Doubleday.

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** Sissy Spacek Creator/SissySpacek was widely thought to be too pretty to play Carrie White, the character in the book being described as chunky, mousy-haired and covered in pimples with Spacek being a tall thin redhead with clear skin. But Spacek's Oscar nomination speaks for itself. The character was then rewritten slightly saying that she would be pretty if she made an effort to tidy herself up a bit.
** Likewise, AlphaBitch Chris Hargensen is described as dark haired and olive skinned but has been portrayed by blonde actresses Nancy Allen Creator/NancyAllen and Emilie De Ravin Creator/EmilieDeRavin who absolutely nail the bitchy attitude. Finally averted with the 2013 remake which cast the brunette Portia Doubleday.



--->'''Matthew Vaughn''': James was the first actor we cast. I've always been a fan of James, I think he's a tremendous actor.

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--->'''Matthew Vaughn''': --->'''Creator/MatthewVaughn''': James was the first actor we cast. I've always been a fan of James, I think he's a tremendous actor.



** Pepper Potts as played by Gwyneth Paltrow differs quite a way from her comic book counterpart, who starts out in her early-to-mid twenties and is correspondingly immature at times; the original plan for the movie more or less followed this, with Pepper implied to drop out as a potential love interest after the first movie due to her inability to cope with Tony's new lifestyle. Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper is at least ten years older than her comic book counterpart and is shown to be mature, capable and loyal due to her greater experience and longer stint as Tony's PA; and it's probably no coincidence that she's become one of the most popular love interests in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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** Pepper Potts as played by Gwyneth Paltrow Creator/GwynethPaltrow differs quite a way from her comic book counterpart, who starts out in her early-to-mid twenties and is correspondingly immature at times; the original plan for the movie more or less followed this, with Pepper implied to drop out as a potential love interest after the first movie due to her inability to cope with Tony's new lifestyle. Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper is at least ten years older than her comic book counterpart and is shown to be mature, capable and loyal due to her greater experience and longer stint as Tony's PA; and it's probably no coincidence that she's become one of the most popular love interests in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.



* John Travolta's performance in ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'' so impressed the author of the original book, despite being almost the complete opposite of the book's description of Warrant Officer Paul Bremmer.

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* John Travolta's Creator/JohnTravolta's performance in ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'' so impressed the author of the original book, despite being almost the complete opposite of the book's description of Warrant Officer Paul Bremmer.



* Believe it or not, Creator/ChristopherReeve as ''Film/{{Superman}}''. Creator/RichardDonner commented that during auditions and screen testing (which was revealed when the Donner cut of Superman II came out) Reeve was skinny and his hair was kind of blonde, but took interest because of his talent. Some shoe polish to darken his hair and [[DyeingForYourArt a few months training]] with David Prowse ([[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]) to bulk up and he dominated the screen.

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* Believe it or not, Creator/ChristopherReeve as ''Film/{{Superman}}''. Creator/RichardDonner commented that during auditions and screen testing (which was revealed when the Donner cut of Superman II ''Film/SupermanII'' came out) Reeve was skinny and his hair was kind of blonde, but took interest because of his talent. Some shoe polish to darken his hair and [[DyeingForYourArt a few months training]] with David Prowse ([[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]) to bulk up and he dominated the screen.



* Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' was meant to be an animatronic, but Creator/AndySerkis's performance impressed the filmmakers so much that they decided to use CGI and motion capture (trope-naming SerkisFolk), plus having him physically acting on the set. That also allowed them to have the flashback scene at the start of ''Return of the King'' where a live-action hobbit-Sméagol played by Serkis transforms into Gollum. Today, Serkis' acting talents are so well-regarded, even through the prism of CGI, that one of WebVideo/CinemaSins' {{Running Gag}}s is, "Andy Serkis [[AwardSnub isn't winning an Oscar]] in this scene."



* Jamie Foxx as Electro/Max Dillon, who is white in the comics, in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. Given that he's ''blue'' as Electro, race is a relatively minor point.

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* Jamie Foxx Creator/JamieFoxx as Electro/Max Dillon, who is white in the comics, in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. Given that he's ''blue'' as Electro, race is a relatively minor point.



* In Sky One's adaptation of Discworld/GoingPostal, Lord Vetnari is played by Charles Dance. In the books, Vetinari is tall, lathe-thin, dark haired and with a beak of nose. His costume is described (and drawn by official artist Paul Kidby) to closely resemble the look of the Black Princes of Venice. Charles Dance is certainly tall, but he is also sandy-blonde, broadly strapping, has a straight nose and his costume is far more late Victorian-early than Renaissance. He also arguably seems on the oldish side for Vetinari. However, you will not find a fan with a bad word to say about the casting; his Vetinari seems to be definitive.
** David Jason as Rincewind in ''Film/TheColourofMagic''. Jason was 35 years older than Rincewind was in the book, as well as being shorter and stouter than the description, but Jason's passion and dedication to the role makes up for it.
* Jennifer Lawrence does not match the description of Katniss Everdeen in [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games books]]. Katniss is thin due to near-starvation, olive skinned and dark haired. Lawrence has a normal build, fair skin and blonde hair. This caused some initial fan outrage, to which Lawrence responded that hair can change color and she refuses to starve herself for a role. Her acting performance has been almost universally praised.

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* In Sky One's adaptation of Discworld/GoingPostal, Lord Vetnari is played by Charles Dance. In the books, Vetinari is tall, lathe-thin, dark haired and with a beak of nose. His costume is described (and drawn by official artist Paul Kidby) to closely resemble the look of the Black Princes of Venice. Charles Dance is certainly tall, but he is also sandy-blonde, broadly strapping, has a straight nose and his costume is far more late Victorian-early than Renaissance. He also arguably seems on the oldish side for Vetinari. However, you will not find a fan with a bad word to say about the casting; his Vetinari seems to be definitive.
** David Jason as Rincewind in ''Film/TheColourofMagic''. Jason was 35 years older than Rincewind was in the book, as well as being shorter and stouter than the description, but Jason's passion and dedication to the role makes up for it.
* Jennifer Lawrence
Creator/JenniferLawrence does not match the description of Katniss Everdeen in [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games books]]. Katniss is thin due to near-starvation, olive skinned and dark haired. Lawrence has a normal build, fair skin and blonde hair. This caused some initial fan outrage, to which Lawrence responded that hair can change color and she refuses to starve herself for a role. Her acting performance has been almost universally praised.



*** By the time of the third and fourth film's release, at least, most fans were in agreement with Collins that Hutcherson captured the character perfectly. Even so there were still complaints about his appearence (however the initial mass of [[FanDumb outcry that he was too ugly compared to Liam Hemsworth to be a credible love interest]] had at least died down, since Hemsworth was not able to capture Gale's character to the same degree, and was considerably less charming).
* When Francis Ford Coppola was casting for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', he intended Col. Kilgore to be a LargeAndInCharge type, but Robert Duvall, who did not fit that description, eventually convinced Coppola to give him the part. It worked, as Duvall was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Kilgore has become an icon of film.

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*** By the time of the third and fourth film's release, at least, most fans were in agreement with Collins that Hutcherson captured the character perfectly. Even so there were still complaints about his appearence (however the initial mass of [[FanDumb outcry that he was too ugly compared to Liam Hemsworth Creator/LiamHemsworth to be a credible love interest]] had at least died down, since Hemsworth was not able to capture Gale's character to the same degree, and was considerably less charming).
* When Francis Ford Coppola Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was casting for ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', he intended Col. Kilgore to be a LargeAndInCharge type, but Robert Duvall, who did not fit that description, eventually convinced Coppola to give him the part. It worked, as Duvall was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Kilgore has become an icon of film.



* Jason Momoa was cast as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Momoa is exceptionally tall and of noticeable Polynesian ancestry with dark hair and tan skin, whereas (even at his strongest) Aquaman is more of an average height, blonde, pale, viking barbarian look. If anything, this was embraced as perfect casting considering [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman Aquaman's public impression]] despite all sorts of attempts in other media to have him be more badass. Momoa's roles in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'' earned him a legion of fans for his incredible physical presence, which should easily overshadow any "Aquaman is a weakling" memes.

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* Jason Momoa Creator/JasonMomoa was cast as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Momoa is exceptionally tall and of noticeable Polynesian ancestry with dark hair and tan skin, whereas (even at his strongest) Aquaman is more of an average height, blonde, pale, viking barbarian look. If anything, this was embraced as perfect casting considering [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman Aquaman's public impression]] despite all sorts of attempts in other media to have him be more badass. Momoa's roles in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'' earned him a legion of fans for his incredible physical presence, which should easily overshadow any "Aquaman is a weakling" memes.



* Both Creator/AnthonyHopkins and Frank Langella earned Oscar nominations for portraying UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (for ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' and ''Film/FrostNixon'', respectively) despite bearing little resemblance to the real man.

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* Both Creator/AnthonyHopkins and Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella earned Oscar nominations for portraying UsefulNotes/RichardNixon (for ''Film/{{Nixon}}'' and ''Film/FrostNixon'', respectively) despite bearing little resemblance to the real man.



** Shia Le Beouf was likewise turned down for the lead role - because Dito thought he was too "Disney" for it. Shia talked his way into a second audition and convinced Dito he could bring the necessary amount of anger for it - by punching a hole through his wall. It's held up as one of his best performances.

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** Shia Le Beouf Creator/ShiaLaBeouf was likewise turned down for the lead role - because Dito thought he was too "Disney" for it. Shia talked his way into a second audition and convinced Dito he could bring the necessary amount of anger for it - by punching a hole through his wall. It's held up as one of his best performances.



** Dustin Hoffman himself thought he was miscast as Benjamin. In the book, the character is an Aryan PrettyBoy, while Dustin was Jewish and also [[DawsonCasting thirty years old]]. Robert Redford was suggested for it, but the director told him personally "could you see yourself striking out with a lady?" According to WordOfGod, Dustin being thirty helped him "get rid of that self-loathing" that a lot of early twenties actors had.

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** Dustin Hoffman Creator/DustinHoffman himself thought he was miscast as Benjamin. In the book, the character is an Aryan PrettyBoy, while Dustin was Jewish and also [[DawsonCasting thirty years old]]. Robert Redford was suggested for it, but the director told him personally "could you see yourself striking out with a lady?" According to WordOfGod, Dustin being thirty helped him "get rid of that self-loathing" that a lot of early twenties actors had.



* An odd subversion in ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' - which is about a crew of astronauts with only TwoGirlsToATeam. Michelle Yeoh's audition was so good that Danny Boyle told her she could have any part she wanted, and he'd give a GenderFlip to a male character if need be. She ultimately chose Corazon, the biologist, who was already female in the script.

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* An odd subversion in ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' - which is about a crew of astronauts with only TwoGirlsToATeam. Michelle Yeoh's Creator/MichelleYeoh's audition was so good that Danny Boyle Creator/DannyBoyle told her she could have any part she wanted, and he'd give a GenderFlip to a male character if need be. She ultimately chose Corazon, the biologist, who was already female in the script.



** Producers were reluctant to cast Amber Benson as Tara because they wanted someone with the same slender build as Alyson Hannigan. Specifically, they needed someone to take Willow's place as TheWoobie, since Willow was becoming too powerful to convincingly put in any real danger. However, Benson quickly won them over with her ability to play awkward and vulnerable.

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** Producers were reluctant to cast Amber Benson as Tara because they wanted someone with the same slender build as Alyson Hannigan.Creator/AlysonHannigan. Specifically, they needed someone to take Willow's place as TheWoobie, since Willow was becoming too powerful to convincingly put in any real danger. However, Benson quickly won them over with her ability to play awkward and vulnerable.



* When casting Julia in ''Series/PartyOfFive'' producers wanted a relatively young actress (the character was 15 at the time) but ended up casting the 19-year-old Neve Campbell due to her strong attitude during the audition.

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* When casting Julia in ''Series/PartyOfFive'' producers wanted a relatively young actress (the character was 15 at the time) but ended up casting the 19-year-old Neve Campbell Creator/NeveCampbell due to her strong attitude during the audition.



* The creators of ''Series/RedDwarf'' originally imagined Lister as 41 years old and white: in their words, like an "English version of Christopher Lloyd as Reverend Jim on ''Film/{{Taxi}}''." When they sent the script to Craig Charles (23 years old at the time and mixed-race), asking if he thought the part of the Cat was racist, he said it wasn't and also asked to audition for Lister. He got the part.

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* The creators of ''Series/RedDwarf'' originally imagined Lister as 41 years old and white: in their words, like an "English version of Christopher Lloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd as Reverend Jim on ''Film/{{Taxi}}''." When they sent the script to Craig Charles Creator/CraigCharles (23 years old at the time and mixed-race), asking if he thought the part of the Cat was racist, he said it wasn't and also asked to audition for Lister. He got the part.



* There are two occasions in ''Series/DoctorWho'' history where the producer had been looking for an elderly actor to play the next Doctor and ended up instead casting the youngest ever Doctor at that time due to being impressed by the actor - Creator/TomBaker, and Creator/MattSmith. In the case of Tom Baker, he'd even had a companion added to his first season on the grounds that the elderly man they cast wouldn't be able to do action scenes, who [[CastSpeciation had nothing to do]] as a result. While Baker went in a [[ByronicHero different]] [[ManChild direction]], Matt Smith did retain a lot more of the 'old man' concept than one would expect for an actor in his mid-twenties, with his performance having a lot of old-man-in-a-young-man's-body elements that are one of the more beloved parts about his character (Colin Baker even praising Matt Smith the 'oldest one of us all' in the 50th Anniversary panel).

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* There are two occasions in ''Series/DoctorWho'' history where the producer had been looking for an elderly actor to play the next Doctor and ended up instead casting the youngest ever Doctor at that time due to being impressed by the actor - Creator/TomBaker, and Creator/MattSmith. In the case of Tom Baker, he'd even had a companion added to his first season on the grounds that the elderly man they cast wouldn't be able to do action scenes, who [[CastSpeciation had nothing to do]] as a result. While Baker went in a [[ByronicHero different]] [[ManChild direction]], Matt Smith did retain a lot more of the 'old man' concept than one would expect for an actor in his mid-twenties, with his performance having a lot of old-man-in-a-young-man's-body elements that are one of the more beloved parts about his character (Colin Baker (Creator/ColinBaker even praising Matt Smith the 'oldest one of us all' in the 50th Anniversary panel).



* ''Series/TheCrown2016'': Winston Churchill was 5'6 and had a famously round and baby-like face, but he's played by the 6'4, long-faced Creator/JohnLithgow, who nonetheless pulls off a very memorable performance.

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* ''Series/TheCrown2016'': Winston Churchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was 5'6 and had a famously round and baby-like face, but he's played by the 6'4, long-faced Creator/JohnLithgow, who nonetheless pulls off a very memorable performance.performance.
* In Sky One's adaptation of Discworld/GoingPostal, Lord Vetnari is played by Creator/CharlesDance. In the books, Vetinari is tall, lathe-thin, dark haired and with a beak of nose. His costume is described (and drawn by official artist Paul Kidby) to closely resemble the look of the Black Princes of Venice. Charles Dance is certainly tall, but he is also sandy-blonde, broadly strapping, has a straight nose and his costume is far more late Victorian-early than Renaissance. He also arguably seems on the oldish side for Vetinari. However, you will not find a fan with a bad word to say about the casting; his Vetinari seems to be definitive.
** Creator/DavidJason as Rincewind in ''Film/TheColourofMagic''. Jason was 35 years older than Rincewind was in the book, as well as being shorter and stouter than the description, but Jason's passion and dedication to the role makes up for it.
11th Dec '16 12:25:52 AM Anddrix
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* ''Series/{{Victoria}}'': The casting of beautiful Creator/JennaColeman as Queen Victoria, who was noted as being rather plain, led to some criticism in the media and among historians. Similarly, casting robust Creator/RufusSewell as much older and somewhat chubby Lord Melbourne was also criticized by some.
10th Dec '16 9:31:37 PM dmcreif
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* From the Netflix adaptation of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', while Creator/VincentDOnofrio passed pretty well for the role of Wilson Fisk, he's still not nearly as big as [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Fisk]] is usually depicted as, and didn't fit the physique as much as the late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan. But D'Onofrio's performance was so complex and layered, and brought such a fresh interpretation of the character into both a terrifying and surprisingly sympathetic villain, that critics and audiences didn't mind at all.

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* From the Netflix adaptation of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', while *''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': Creator/VincentDOnofrio passed passes pretty well for the role of as Wilson Fisk, but he's still not nearly as big as [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Fisk]] is the comics usually depicted as, depict him as]], and didn't doesn't fit the physique as much as the late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan. But D'Onofrio's performance was so complex and layered, and brought such a fresh interpretation of the character into both a terrifying and surprisingly sympathetic villain, that critics and audiences didn't mind at all.
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