12 Epic Casting Choices That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

When it comes to movies and TV shows, one of the most critical aspects that can make or break the success of a production is the casting choices. Finding the perfect actor to play a particular character can elevate storytelling to new heights and create unforgettable moments that stick with us for years to come.

These actors perfectly embodied their roles and left a lasting impression on audiences around the world, according to film fans. Get ready to be impressed and inspired by the magic of casting done right.

1. Henry Cavill as Geralt of Riviain in The Witcher

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Twitter user @nomorehottakes gives a hot take, “Almost certainly the best, but I'm sure there's a few others who could Geralt a red hot go.” We'll see! In October 2022, Henry Cavill announced on Instagram that he was exiting his role as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, ahead of its fourth season.

2. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings

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“Been thinking about this ever since I heard they first cast Nicolas Cage,” user @firescenes said. “I couldn't imagine even any of the smaller parts with someone different. They absolutely nailed the casting.”

3. Tim Curry as Wadsworth in Clue

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“Tim Curry in every role he plays,” user @_frog_tree says.

User @matthewivan77: “This is a great choice, and absolutely right. The final crescendo of him running from room to room? Honestly, he deserved an Oscar nomination.”

4. Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol

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“Michael Caine had absolutely no business going this hard in a Muppet movie, but we are all better for it,” @NowYouAveLemons said.

Critics have named The Muppet Christmas Carol the greatest puppet-based holiday film of all time and lauded Caine for his remarkable portrayal of Scrooge.

5. Christopher Waltz as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds

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The Weinstein Company.

“According to Tarantino, the movie almost didn't happen because he didn't think he could find a charming, scary, funny actor who could speak English, German, and French,” @SpiceMunson said.

“And Italian,” user @laika_cosmonaut added.

6. Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park

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User @clinteriffic: “Sam Neill as Alan Grant. There's a theory online for Dennis Quaid, but I don't think he beats Sam for scenes like this.”

“Ahhhh, I was about to say Dr Ian Malcolm!!! Jurassic Park went HARD with the casting,” user @enotonik added.

7. Patrick Stewart as Professor X in X-Men

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“Maybe a less popular opinion but…” user @skaven252 said, and followed with a picture of Patrick Stewart as Professor X.

Even though some critics argue that Patrick Stewart should not be Professor X in MCU's X-Men movie, there's only a handful of actors that could play the role as well as the veteran actor who first starred in it over two decades ago.

8. Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance in The Shining

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“I do think there's one actress who could have played this character just as wonderfully, but still, nobody else could have done it like Shelley,” user @DrMaldoror tweeted.

9. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in DC

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User @lila_zelenyy just posted a picture of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie has portrayed Harley Quinn in three movies, 2016's Suicide Squad, 2020's Birds of Prey, and The Suicide Squad.

10. Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in House

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User @MinionOfCthulhu also posted just a photo of Hugh Laurie referencing his role as Dr. Gregory House in the drama series House.

“I was looking for this comment!!” user @sinflavoured said.

11. Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in House of Cards

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Kevin Spacey was born to play Francis Underwood in House of Cards. Too bad the show had an abrupt ending due to sex scandals in Spacey’s real life.

12. Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday

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Jenna Ortega nailed her role as Wednesday Addams in the hit remake from Netflix. She brought to life Wednesday’s unique personality, style, and wit. She was dark and enduring at the same time. Seeing Ortega in another role might be tricky because Wednesday was that good.


13 Movies So Awful They Scored Zero on Rotten Tomatoes

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Receiving a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes is a sought-after accomplishment all directors and filmmakers hope to achieve. But do you ever wonder what happens when a movie is so bad that it totally tanks at the box office? Perhaps more difficult are those movies so awful they reach a zero on the Tomatometer, meaning no critic liked a single aspect of the film. So instead, they watched each dire moment, waiting for something decent to occur, but it never did.

This article was written and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.

Boloere Seibidor, fondly called B.S. is a Nigerian-based writer and poet. Her favorite topics to cover include music, especially Hip-Hop, film, lifestyle, and fashion. She's been published by Feral Journal, Fantasy Magazine, The Temz Review, and most notably, Wealth of Geeks. She enjoys romantic dinners, movie nights, and touring new sites. When she's not writing, she's delving back in time to the underground world of Hip-Hop, watching TikTok, or visiting the cinema.