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Ganadote

Jack Gleason as Joffrey Baratheon. Out of everyone, you really hate him with every word he says and every mannerism he makes.


MattastrophicFailure

Some of my favorite roles are from actors who can truly pull this off. Umbridge in Harry Potter is another one where I just hate her the entire time she's on screen because she's so good at being evil. Also, Ramsey Snow in GoT


bombazzchickynugg

And from what I've heard, he's such a nice guy in real life.


Hamburgersburger

True. Met him in a pub in Dublin. Asked for a photo, he said no problem. Asked his friend/girlfriend to take the picture so me and my girlfriend could both be in the pic with him.


VictorBlimpmuscle

J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in the *Spider-Man* films Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey Lebowski in *The Big Lebowski* Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes in *Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri* James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in *The Sopranos*


ThreeEyedCrow1

JJJ was so perfectly cast and acted in Raimi's *Spider-Man* movies that the role is basically radioactive now. No *Spider-Man* movie has touched him since.


Angel_Hunter_D

They could just cast the same guy again, that'd be cool


middlehead_

They tried to for Homecoming, he was busy as Commissioner Gordon.


truthinlies

J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson


Ohmahtree

HR said I can't put steps there for the wheelchairs. Don't care, ramps are expensive


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Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.


AlekRivard

J.K. Simmons as Terrence Fletcher in *Whiplash*


King_of_the_Kobolds

[](/kstarswirlaside)J.K. Simmons as [REDACTED] in *Gravity Falls.*


dudeARama2

J.K Simmons as Vernon Schillinger in Oz..


FalloutScrolls85

I honestly don't think Disney could have gotten a better voice actor in The Lion King for Scar than Jeremy Irons.


Yoggyo

Indeed. Not to mention James Earl Jones as Mufasa.


Agonist85

Or James Earl Jones as Darth Vader


CarlWheeser15

I know the song was partially sung by Jim Cummings, but man if that isn't the best Disney villain song out there.


MagicalMonarchOfMo

Hugh Laurie as House. Cannot disassociate those two in my head, they were just meant for each other. edit: fixing one of the dumbest typos I can possibly imagine


Colourblindknight

My mind is always torn between seeing Hugh Laurie as House, and seeing him as George in Black Adder.


freetobebre

It’s hard to believe after watching House for so long that Hugh Laurie is actually a British comedian. Spent a long time partnered with Stephen Fry. He’s actually very funny


AeolianMelodies

IIRC they did not even realize he was British on his audition tape, they wanted a quintessential American guy and they said "you know, like THIS guy, THIS is what I'm talking about!".


Joetato

As i heard it,t hey were sick of getting British actors putting on American accents and wanted an actual American, which should give you an idea of how good his accent is.


peanutbutteroreos

I didn't even know he was British till I watched him in an interview. It blew my mind how different his natural voice is.


malodourousfootodor

Go and watch some Blackadder. Be prepared, you will need someone to put your guts back in your belly.


MagicalMonarchOfMo

Yeah, I found out recently they had a show together! He also makes music, and I actually really enjoy his albums. What a guy.


freetobebre

Yeah. He did such a good job acting in House that I see his comedies and almost feel like I’m watching House screwing around as a young man. Haven’t heard his albums, but yeah. He’s an interesting guy


Russ_Tafari

Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger.


comptroller23

Its got to be Patrick Stewart as Professor X


cyborgedbacon

My favorite part about the casting, was that Patrick Stewart was shown the comic and legit thought the character of Professor X was based off of him.


Prunesarepushy

And honestly, James McAvoy did an awesome job as younger Charles Xavier.


parrmorgan

He did, but Fassbender blew it out of the water as Magneto.


Takethisnrun

I like the story of that actor before the first movie started filming. He heard he got the part so he shaved his head and found out that the character wasnt bald yet so he filmed first class in a wig.


JimTheLizzardKing

Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds


Colourblindknight

He just pulls off that skeezy persona so well!


AlternativeSuccotash

DeVito's performance as Louie De Palma in the 1970's series [*Taxi*](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_(TV_series\)) was equally stellar. He's my favorite character in both of those shows.


shebbsquids

He's so... terrifying, in a bizarre way. Frank just skeeves me out on a deep spiritual level, and makes my very soul feel grimy and unclean. It's *fantastically* impressive acting!


Flutterwander

"Did you bang my *whoor* wife?"


Bingodan22

I think the most impressive part is in real life he is apparently an unparalleled sweetheart. On par with someone like Tom Hanks. But he does the gross monster so well in that show.


Fawlty_Towers

He always looks sticky.


IrisVacuo

He just wants to be pure.


thatguyDeezy

May I offer you an egg during this trying time?


mooseknucks26

Speaking of.. Glenn Howerton as Dennis is perfection.


Tyaedalis

That whole cast is perfect.


jimmyn0thumbs

Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson


mhysaaaaofdragons

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope...really that whole cast was perfectly chosen for their roles


offoutover

Even the smaller roles like Kyle, Orin, or Hermann Lerpis.


TootTootTrainTrain

Jean-Ralphio


MuffaloMan

I made my money the old-fashioned way. 🎶*I got ran over by a Lexus*🎶


DellTheEngie

Hey you can join too cause I'm 🎶open minded as heeellll I think you're pretty good lookinnnn🎶


KanyeFellOffAfterWTT

The only person who didn't fit was Mark Brendanawicz (Leslie's "love interest") from the first season. He was supposed to be the show's version of Jim from The Office, but his character was way less charming. He got written out and never mentioned again after like the second season IIRC.


Solid_Freakin_Snake

Thank fuck for that because I hated his character. Mark was a large part of why it took me multiple tries over a few years to actually get into parks & rec. Shout-out to whichever random redditor it was that suggesting skipping season one completely. Thanks to them, I fell in love.


kryppla

that one random redditor was everyone who has ever seen the show. The setup for Andy Dwyer was pretty relevant from season 1 but so much of those initial episodes was trash.


SomeonesDrunkNephew

Offerman really is a master carpenter. When they wrote (as a joke) that Swanson moonlighted as an easy listening jazz saxophonist, the writers were stunned to learn that Offerman really did play the saxophone on the side.


baehar

More like Ron Swanson as Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson


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Perfect casting - the only person who could make this character work.


_sectumsempra

The casting director for Parks and Rec, Allison Jones, has her hand in many other fantastically cast shows - The Office, Arrested Development, and some great movies as well. edit: spelling


DuskCyclone

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. On that note, Bob Odenkirk as Saul.


ThrowawaySPFLD

Yes, all of those actors are pretty much perfectly cast. Who other than Bryan Cranston could you imagine playing Walt? Also it’s crazy seeing Bob Odenkirk, famous for his comedic roles, playing such a serious part in better call Saul. Very dynamic.


SeaSourceScorch

The amazing thing about Bob Odenkirk is that, in his first couple of appearances, Saul Goodman is basically a Mr. Show character - it's a big, broad stereotype, that you could imagine being killed off or written out when the joke got tired. He brought a surprising amount of gravitas to such a goofy character, and then Better Call Saul really cemented that.


nolep

Mmh mmhmm..


ThePolygraphTuner

He has the best “For fuck sake... here we fucking go again” face ever. Enjoyed each and every scene he was in.


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Kathy Bates in "Misery".


Myfourcats1

She's so good in AHS as the crazy actress playing the Butcher (I think that's the name). She's back this season! Yay! Edit: Also, as the unsinkable molly brown


ninjawerewolf78

Kathy bates in pretty much everything. Except bad Santa 2 that just shouldn't have been made.


konaya

Robin Williams as Genie in *Aladdin.*


sexysuperputin

R Lee Ermy as the drill instructor in full metal jacket.


pmw1981

Also Vincent D'Onofrio as private Pyle, he played that part so damn well


PM_ME_CENTAURS

RDJ as Iron Man


ReCursing

Marvel have been pretty good all round for casting, but I think their pinnacle for brilliant casting is still a Shakespearian actor (Tom hiddleston) as Loki, and a soap star (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor.


Peptuck

Everyone doubted Idris Elba as Heimdall until he *owned* that role, too.


OfficialPaddysPub

And Hugh Jackman as wolverine. Both were spot on.


mano352

He was cast perfectly for his version of Wolverine, but he definitely wouldn't fit as the comics version.


MiloTheMagicFishBag

I love Tom Holland's Spiderman too


goldgecko4

RDJ *IS* Iron Man. It just fits too well. On the female side of things, I think Gal Gadot *IS* Wonder Woman. She plays off the cool, collected war goddess better than I think anyone else could. Honorary mention to Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. I think there could have been a few people to play BP, but he had just the right combo of physicality, personality, and the right age, to pull it off perfectly.


Midnite_St0rm

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister


ViridianKumquat

Also Sean Bean as Ned Stark.


hello_friend_

And Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister.


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He will always be my go to answer to this question.


faluru

Which is so weird to me, because he looks exactly nothing like book-Tywin, BUT he even surpasses his aura of power and threat. Altogether marvelous actor, that man.


Yoggyo

Also Jack Gleeson as Joffrey.


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Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell was pretty spot on. She nailed the whole ‘little old lady who’s actually smarter and more cunning than everyone else and can also throw subtle insults that make you feel bad about yourself for weeks’ thing.


BungSmuggler

Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show


humanlearning

Mads Mikkelsen and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter


harlozafo

Thank you for bringing them up. Both are great and very different portrayals of an amazing character


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Hugh Dancy is still the quintesential Will Graham for me.


Infinitewizdumb

Steve Carell as "World's Best Boss" Michael Scott


dotJPGG

And rainn wilson as dwight


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That entire show was cast so well


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Dwight’s wedding and Michael’s last day always bring tears to my eyes.


bellestarxo

I think this is true because the cast seemed to create their own characters. I think some of the actors considered like Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, and Eric Stonestreet would have been an amazing Michael, Jim, and Kevin, they just would have played the characters a little differently.


elee0228

And John Krasinski as Jim


celticeejit

Chris O Dowd and Richard Ayoade in the I.T . Crowd Perfectly distilled super nerdy contempt


ChenzyHouse

The episode where they go to watch a play absolutely destroys me with laughter.


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godisanelectricolive

>How? How are you disabled? Leg disabled. ​


iluvstephenhawking

Do you have a wheelchair? Where?


Seifersythe

I think when Jen turns around from a disabled Roy to see Moss a the bar is a perfect moment of comedy.


floodlitworld

Every belief I’ve ever held is being challenged, and I love it!


Yoggyo

Jon Benjamin as Archer. Nobody else could have made that role as good as it is.


chrissesky13

Jessica Walter as Mallory!


Anrikay

"If I cared what you did last weekend, I'd put a shotgun in my mouth and pull the trigger *with my toe*"


BigBossWesker4

H. Jon Benjamin as anything is the right choice


Kass_cya

Maggie Smith as Minerva Mcgonagall and Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge A lot of other Harry Potter characters but these two were on the nose.


TheLep3

Also I thought Evanna Lynch was a perfect Luna Lovegood


AndroidMyAndroid

Evanna Lynch *is* Luna Lovegood and JK Rowling said as much.


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She was also perfect as Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey.


LurkingMcLurkerface

"I think you mean: the Dowager Countess of Grantham... show the lady some respect, good sir!" cos if you don't she will destroy you with some snarky one liners


wde_91

I can't upvote this enough times. Staunton made umbridge truly and perfectly hateable


KarateKid917

I didn’t think it was possible to hate Umbridge more after reading the books, but Staunton made it possible


UncannyRogue

Absolutely! To add to this, Gary Oldman as Sirius Black and Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. Absolute perfection.


Killer_Bs

They played the parts great and it’s hard to think of anyone else in the roles because of how well they did. They were old though for the parts. They should have both been mid 30’s to be in the same school class as Harry’s parents.


APiousCultist

Snape was too old though, which had a knock-on effect on the casting that made everyone's ages a bit fucky. Harry's parents died pretty young in the books but in their 40s in the movies.


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foxturtle123

John McGinley as Dr Cox in scrubs. I couldn't imagine anyone else to do that job


AmosLaRue

Neil Flynn originally auditioned for that role. I just can't see it. He was perfect as the Janitor aka Dr. Jan Itor.


Yoggyo

I really liked Winona Ryder in Stranger Things. She was the perfect overworked, stressed out, 1980s single mom.


Koonboi

Yes. Her and Hopper (can't remember actors name) were perfect.


toystoryhentai

David Harbour is the actor's name FYI.


chinoz219

You mean the tide ad guy?


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Matthew Perry as Chandler


guisada

That's ms chanandler bong to you


bopeepsheep

Could he BE better?


jjredd24

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool


immoraltoast

Ryan Reynolds as Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2


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CaptainHedgehog

I just saw DP2 yesterday, and Brad Pitt as the Vanisher had me laughing for the rest of the night.


Sovex

Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds.


moby__dick

Timothy Oliphant in *Justified.* He just carved Raylon out of thin air, right down to that skinny strut.


SheriffLevy

Also Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett.


UnagiSquirrel

Andre Braugher stands out as Captain Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The whole cast is great, but on a rewatch he's the standout. His deadpan delivery and exaggerated diction is impeccable. Also, Ted Danson as Michael on The Good Place.


Dalen-Dalen

Its interesting rewatching 99 because there is so much character development throughout the show its weird watching the show find its feet during the first episodes holt's feet were firmly planted from day 1 though.


AccidentalElephant

Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks in Castaway, Christoph Waltz in Django and Inglorious Basterds. Jamie Foxx as Django.


zoinksjpeg

the fact that I feel Pissed and Disgusted every time I see Christoph Waltz smile or smirk is proof that he did an excellent job in those movies.


Epic_Meow

Christoph is one of my favourite actors


shmantaclaus

Mine too love him


Surreal43

Harrison Ford as Han Solo.


pmw1981

Also as Indiana Jones


Kaskarion

Bryan Cranston as Walter White Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman


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peeves91

Vince Gilligan said he wanted to show a character's transformation from mr chips to scarface.


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Eddie_Hitler

Jonathan Banks is also an excellent Mike Ehrmantraut. He pulls it off in style during Better Call Saul as well.


MpVpRb

Leonard Nimoy as Spock I saw the first one, the first night, in 1968 My first thought was .. "Kirk's an idiot, Spock should be captain"


SirRasgoth

Andy Serkis as gollum


DrSoybeans

Chris Sarandon as Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride. No one else could ever, ever play that role and not disappoint me.


lxwndzy

Alan Rickman as Snape.


hobbes_shot_first

Alan Rickman as every role Alan Rickman ever played.


Yoggyo

Yes. I still say Metatron was his best role. "Sweet Jesus! Did you have to use the whole can??"


dyingsincebirth

He absolutely owned every scene he was in. So funny. Probably the best Kevin Smith movie.


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GabrielForth

"Do you douse everyone who enters your bedroom in flame retardant chemicals? It's no wonder you're single"


Portarossa

By Grabthar's hammer... what a savings.


FlyLikePotato

Sheriff of Nottingham is my favorite. Hilariously despicable.


Garmaglag

I think Alan Rickman's portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham was more comical than the portrayal of the Sheriff of Rottingham in Men in Tights.


Tiurpslen

Alan Rickman as the depressed robot was also good


hello_friend_

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.


SpiderJupiter

Matthew McConnaghey as Rust Cole, True Detective.


Yoggyo

Jason Alexander in Seinfeld was pretty amazing. I love how easily he can convey so much with a single look. Like right after Elaine rubbed his face on her chest for a "Christmas card", or when he makes the bet with Jerry in The Contest: "Care to make it interesting?" I don't think another actor could have done the role justice.


rouge_oiseau

IIRC Jason was the only classically trained actor of the four.


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If you watch interviews where he talks about it, he is very serious about his craft.


HunterThompsonsentme

The only one who was classically trained, maybe, but Michael Richards was really serious about his work as well. There are tons of stories—and you can even see it in bloopers—of him getting annoyed with his co-stars when they kept cracking up and ruining a good take.


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GetToTheChopperNOW

Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men), Terry O'Quinn as John Locke (LOST), Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men).


Tusken_raider22

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan


fyrecrotch

Also Ewan in Trainspotting


petrovmendicant

David Tennant in Doctor Who.


Megafeto

David Tennant in Harry Potter. David Tennant in Jessica Jones. David Tennant in absolutely everything he's in.


Bmaxwell78

David Tennant in Broadchurch. I want to watch that for the first time again.


captainedwinkrieger

He got the role for being a fanboy of the 5th Doctor, then he got to be in a short episode with the 5th Doctor to fanboy at the 5th Doctor, then he married the 5th Doctor's daughter irl.


peasant-momma

David Bowie as Jareth in the labyrinth


biofox93

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. He was an excellent fit (this is coming from someone who admittedly did not read the series). But he did a great job portraying the character as I would have expected that type of character to look/act. Plus I think it’s super cool that he did a Maori Haka for his audition for the role.


ObsidianNebula

Pretty much everyone in The Lord of the Rings. Regardless of what you think about The Hobbit movies, I think Martin Freeman was perfect as Bilbo and Benadryl Cucumberpatch was great as Smaug.


Maxassin

Ian McKellen IS Gandalf. Whenever I read the books I picture him, he was the perfect mix of friendly/kooky old man and powerful, wise, slightly scary magical being.


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shebbsquids

I thought Lee Pace was a great pick for Thranduil too. I remember being *shocked* when I found out he also played Ned on "Pushing Daisies". He used his crazy height for two totally different effects in those roles.


Nojo34

Nathen fillion as Captain Mal Reynolds


BrenTheRipper

NPH as Barney Stinson


ARealBillsFan

Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring (breaking bad). Edit:character name correction. My shitty hearing has fucked me once again.


Kenright13

Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy comes to mind. I mean whoever saw Andy Dwyer and said "this guy's a movie star" earned my respect.


CarlWheeser15

Not to mention that Andy Dwyer himself was also perfectly cast. Peter Quill is just a smarter Andy Dwyer.


foxturtle123

I like to think that Andy Dwyer is star Lord after he's retired from the guardians and does all the goofy shit he ever wanted to


Yoggyo

Agreed! He fit into both types of role so well.


Agonist85

When cast as Peter Quill (Starlord), he was told that he didn't have to lose weight or get fit, but he felt it was an opportunity to do so. So, he asked for 6 months (or so) to get in preparation. When he came back all jacked, people were obviously amazed.


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Heath Ledger as the Joker


Tiurpslen

Morgan Freeman as God


ob1page

Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone


Budsy2112

I'm your huckleberry


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GenoSans2010

Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown


krisfunk27

Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I think with the movies, a lot of people forget that Peter is a *kid*, and he really enjoys being Spider-Man. I feel like Holland nailed it.


slaterthings

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan was the best acting job I’ve ever seen in my life. Utterly irreplaceable. He absolutely killed that role.


RejLeft

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.


Huegod

Ian McShane as that cocksucker Al Swearingin in Deadwood.


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Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation. Her peculair sense of humor, her awkwardness, and her outright abnormality are reflected perfectly in the show. The dynamics between her and Andy are also pretty spot-on.


princessleiana

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. Fight me.


Thrift_cropper

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles


icanhazmoneyz

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1 and 2). He was perfect for that role. I can't think of any child actor around that time that could've done better.


Doolie22

Shooter McGavin as Shooter McGavin. He is and always will be, Shooter McGavin


South5

Ryan Reynolds as deadpool...