When books are adapted into feature films, casting can be determined by who is the best box office draw, or who gives the best audition. As a result, while sometimes the actor chosen to play the part really fits the book's description, other times actors who look nothing like their characters end up being cast.
It's understandable that the author of the original source material will be protective of his or her creation, and that fans of the book have expectations about how the characters are portrayed on the screen. Sometimes the actor does such a good job portraying the role, it doesn't really matter that he or she doesn't fit the author's description. But other times, the person cast cannot overcome the fact that he or she does not look or act like the character fans expect to see.
Here are some examples of actors who did not really fit the original description of the character they portrayed. Vote up the biggest differences from page to screen.
- 12,514 VOTESPhoto: Jack Reacher / Paramount Pictures
- 21,445 VOTESPhoto: The Running Man / TriStar Pictures
- 31,067 VOTES
Boris Karloff As Frankenstein's MonsterPhoto: Frankenstein / Universal Pictures
- 4652 VOTESPhoto: Jane Eyre / Focus Features