Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Different Casting P.O.V.

As actors we are constantly talking about casting: who got which role, how can she be playing that? why would that guy be cast as the villain? etc.

My friend, Greg, who is not an actor, but a movie fan and avid reader, recently posted about casting from a different perspective on the Book Riot website, specifically about The Top 5 Miscast Literary Roles.  Check it out.  Whether you agree with him or not, it's a great read -- also the comments from readers that follow are quite entertaining and insightful.  Here's my favorite on his list...

5. Nicolas Cage as Antonio Corelli in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Maybe it’s just me, but whenever Nic Cage appears on screen in any role, I can’t help but giggle. He’s just so silly. But his turn as a dreamy Italian guy made me laugh especially hard. Whoa.   

Better choice: Brad Pitt

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