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Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Sancho Pinky?
Pinky: I think so, Don Cerebro, but why would Sophia Loren do a musical?
Brain: A worthy enigma, Sancho Pinky.
Pinky and the Brain, "Mouse of La Mancha"

"You'd think that for a character as important as President Business, they'd be able to get someone with serious chops, you know I'm talking De Niro, Pacino, Ryan Gosling, Cuba Gooding Jr., but no, they get Will Ferrell? When you're scraping the bottom of the barrel, you find yourself with a Will Ferrell."
President Business, Behind the Brick

Noel: Kinda makes you wonder what her real family was like...
Makoto: That was supposed to be the point of this! But then you had to go balls it up by mis-casting everyone!
— Makoto's gag reel, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, a rare in-universe example of this trope


John Wayne as Genghis Khan — history's most improbable piece of casting unless Mickey Rooney were to play Jesus in King of Kings''.
Jack Smith, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, regarding The Conqueror (1956)


"Why am I working so hard? These are the people who cast Linda Blair in a musical!"
Cathy, The Last Five Years (in the movie, this is changed to Russell Crowe, referencing the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables.

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In interviews, Richard Kelly has said he deliberately cast people against type. Bravo, sir. Home run. Never in the history of film has an actress ever appeared more ridiculously out of place. I cannot imagine an actress being more misused than Cheri Oteri in Southland Tales. Well, Jon Lovitz could show up and kill people. But really, what are the chances of that?

"Only Ed Wood would have cast Dracula... as God!"
Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora on Glen or Glenda

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"Sidebar: the hell is Peter Dinklage doing in this pile of skid-marked sumo thong?! I know A Lannister Always Pays His Debts, but what the fuck does he owe anybody?! Did Sandler pull him out of a tire fire or something?"


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