20 Film And TV Roles That Were 100% Perfectly Cast
Sometimes the universe aligns and the perfect actor nabs the perfect part, creating an iconic character for all to enjoy. Over on Reddit, people are sharing their opinions on actors who were a perfect fit for the part they played. Vote up the actor who brought pure perfection to the part.
- 13,853 VOTES
Posted by u/butter00pecan:
Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.
Reply by u/hedudeabides138:
Also: Alan Rickman in everything he ever did.
Reply by u/Jaderosegrey:
I actually took a sharp intake of breath when I first saw him on screen in the original Harry Potter movie.
He was EXACTLY how I pictured Snape when I read the books. And I hadn't been previously aware of Mr. Rickman.
- 22,872 VOTES
Posted by u/AliciaBP:
Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey in The Green Mile.
Posted by u/brendaishere:
He’s also hands down my favorite character in Armageddon. Michael Clarke Duncan is a treasure and we lost him too early. He was literally known for fans wanting hugs from him instead of photos.
Posted by u/IHateMyUsername8:
100% agree. When I first heard they were turning this into a movie I was so disappointed because I couldn’t imagine who could fill John Coffey’s shoes. I was wrong. He was absolutely incredible and what I pictured in my head when I first read the book.
- 32,433 VOTES
Posted by u/Rufus_Everard:
R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket.
Reply by u/UrbanWerebear:
Ermey was originally just a consultant on that movie. He impressed the director so much demonstrating how drill instructors act that he just cast him instead of having him train the actor.
- 42,620 VOTES
Posted by u/Arkady2009:
Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator.
Reply by u/Devonai:
Fun fact! James Cameron originally wanted Lance Henrickson as the Terminator and Schwarzenegger as Kyle Reese.
- 53,224 VOTESPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / Sony Pictures Releasing
Posted by u/Zizzlecra:
J.K Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
Reply by u/GB2016sux:
So good they cast him twice.
Reply by u/JackieScanlon:
They just started shaking a comic book and he fell right out.
- 61,881 VOTES
John Candy As Uncle BuckPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / Universal Pictures
Posted by u/easywaycentre:
John Candy as Uncle Buck.
Reply by u/ira_creamcheese:
Obligatory upvote for anything John Candy. Such great memories of childhood films and apparently, one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.
Oh, and let’s not forget The Great Outdoors.