It's difficult to recreate history on the big screen, but it's even more challenging when you're telling the stories of larger-than-life heroes or mythological gods and goddesses. Hollywood's presentation of Homer's Iliad in the 2004 film, Troy, took creative license on several aspects of the story, but what about casting?
Physical representations of Achilles, Hector, and other Greeks and Trojans come from pottery and sculpture, but ancient and classical artists tend to be descriptive. With this in mind, did Hollywood do these characters justice, or did the casting agents misrepresent them entirely?
Paris - Orlando BloomIs this good casting?
Hector - Eric BanaIs this good casting?
Menelaus - Brendan GleesonIs this good casting?
Briseis - Rose ByrneIs this good casting?