Top 10 Controversial Casting Choices


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  • Loki D. Wolf
    Loki D. Wolf День назад

    What about Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra? That was horrible as well!!!

  • Dain12
    Dain12 2 дня назад

    I knew Tony was perfect the minute they cast him. I knew it because I saw him in True Believer and I knew he had the talent and charm. Also, Tony Stark the character was someone who struggled with alcoholism; when I saw the controversy of RDJ in RL I knew he could channel that same pain and those inner demons he suffered with into the character... and he definitely nailed it!

  • jaguargirl
    jaguargirl 8 дней назад

    What about Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger?

  • Mr. Complicated
    Mr. Complicated 10 дней назад

    Gtfo with Mickey Rooney and "racism" of his role... We see other races speak and behave as a white and no one cares. But if big, bad white man do the same it is called racism. :D And do you really blame conqueror for teaching people to not see differences in races? Only racist can take this as offensive.

  • Valincia Pruitt
    Valincia Pruitt 15 дней назад

    Racism.... why???? It wasn't cute back then and it's not cute today. Sadly though it lives unscathed. Zoe why????

  • Haven Sabaini
    Haven Sabaini 15 дней назад

    Tom Cruise..sucked as Lestat. Seriously. Nothing like the characterization in the books.
    Daniel Craig is amazing as Bond. Truly he embraces 007 like no other...even Sean Connery, who I adore as Bond, or pretty much every character he’s ever played!
    Yes. Mickey Rooney is an abomination to film in one of my all time favorite movies. I adore Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  • Birgitte Trane
    Birgitte Trane 16 дней назад

    Siik of your me 2 already

  • Andre Richardson
    Andre Richardson 17 дней назад

    We take names as seriously as James Bond in Britain. It’s Cray-g not Creg. Her Majesty The Queen will be terribly disappointed that her best agent is being named incorrectly. I

  • frank castle
    frank castle 19 дней назад +1

    Why would Bruce Lee find that offensive? He was Chinese not Japanese...or are they implying all Asians are the same in Dragon? Lmao.

  • Evan Allaire
    Evan Allaire 22 дня назад

    10# second chance was worth it

  • Josephine Endruschat
    Josephine Endruschat 23 дня назад

    I do agree, that if you really turn out to behave in criminal ways, you should be banned from the big screen. Anyhow, there are a few things that should be considered first.
    1. being an asshole is neither a crime, nor something new in the business. If you are a good actor, you should get the job, even if your collegues, your wife, family, whoever might hate you. period.
    Its the same with any other job, and while actors function as rolemodels, theres still a matter of privacy here.
    2. Your guilt must be proven, or at least highly probable before you get fired or banned. I really think its fascinating that almost every male actor seemingly has molested women *cough*. As much as i feel bad for women really being victims, i doubt that each and every one of the accusations are true.....i am very sure that sadly some people use the claim for a chance for 5 min of fame.
    3. there should always be a chance of redemption. See Robert Downey Jr. or Mark Wahlberg. Both were in jail, but got their act together. So if you prove to change, you should be allowed to get second chances.
    4. Not everything is meant as a sexual assault or discrimination. While I do think that things like the #metoomovement are great and should be supported, not every time a guy hits on you (however dumb he might be trying it), calls you babe or sweety or gently and friendly touches your back, arm or hand you should feel offended. Maybe hes just trying to be nice. If you dont like something, say something, but dont fuss about sexual assaults, bc this leads to real victims not being taken seriously.

  • Zay Too Childish
    Zay Too Childish 24 дня назад

    Yea they completely fucked up avatar the last airbender, especially for big fans of the original show

  • ronald bastian
    ronald bastian 24 дня назад

    rocket racoon met gwen stacy

  • Kamran Mogel
    Kamran Mogel 26 дней назад

    Who ever made the final decision to cast RDJ as iron man, is an absolute genius. You know it’s a good casting when you can’t picture any other actor playing that role. I can’t think of anyone for ironman

  • Bernadette Paoni
    Bernadette Paoni 27 дней назад

    This video went from "controversial picks" to "poor casting choices". Mickey Rooney I agree was an offensive pick for his character, but that's not what the video is about. I don't believe it caused controversy at the time, and neither did John Wayne's casting. Poor choice, absolutely, but not controversial at the time.

  • Flip Jupiter
    Flip Jupiter 28 дней назад

    Am I the only one who thought Downey Jr was going to make a perfect Tony Stark? I knew his history and background and knew he would be perfect.

  • Joshua Kemp
    Joshua Kemp Месяц назад

    Who is Daniel creg

  • Tim Lammers
    Tim Lammers Месяц назад

    allegations are unproven claims and shouldnt be a factor in firing or hiring.

  • edmund price
    edmund price Месяц назад

    If I was a director, I would say this, It is no concern of mine what my actors do outside of my studio, my job is not to moderate thier behavior, but to ensure that a good film has been made with the best actors available for the job, reguardless of what personal flaws that they may have, however if they do this in my studio, prepare to meet my fire and fury

  • steffy laffy
    steffy laffy Месяц назад

    Tom Cruise was an amazing Lestat

  • tallkeithatl
    tallkeithatl Месяц назад

    What was more controversial and flopped was Antonio Banderas as Armand, a Spaniard speaking English with a French accent, virtually indecipherable.

  • The stolen stitches Sideshow
    The stolen stitches Sideshow Месяц назад

    Haha John Wayne didn’t even try to modify his merican cowboy accent playing Kahn.

  • Kari2025
    Kari2025 Месяц назад +1

    Man imagine RDJ NOT as Iron Man. He IS Iron Man. Nobody else would have made that role what it is: iconic

  • Tom Gibbs
    Tom Gibbs Месяц назад

    Daniel Creg? Fucking CREGGGG?

  • Kathy Bentley
    Kathy Bentley Месяц назад

    Funny saying that Anne wanted Jeremy Irons or John Malkovich, because every interview I read of hers, she said she wrote Lestat with Rutger Hauer in mind, but by the time the book became a movie, he was too old for the role.

  • Pedro Rdguez
    Pedro Rdguez Месяц назад

    What about Jhonny Depp in Lone Ranger?

  • artistwithouttalent
    artistwithouttalent Месяц назад

    Personally, I think the real issue with _The Conqueror_ is that it gave nearly the entire cast and crew cancer (and no, that's not an exaggeration; look it up.)

  • Bill Armstrong
    Bill Armstrong Месяц назад

    What about Johnny Depp as Tonto in 'The Lone Ranger'? He looks about as much like a Native American as Robert Redford does.

  • Rodney Hewitt
    Rodney Hewitt Месяц назад

    What about Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher ? I loved the books and in them Jack Reacher is 6ft 6 , rough and imposing. Cruise is 5ft 7 and pretty …. terrible casting

  • Patrick Preston
    Patrick Preston Месяц назад

    Unpopular opinion: Tom Cruise was terrible in Interview with the Vampire. His accent is laughable, he whispers half of his dialogue and he appears drunk half of the time.

  • Andres Miño
    Andres Miño Месяц назад

    I cracked the hell up when I saw top 3 "pretty much everyone" 'cause is so fuckin true

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil Месяц назад

    Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games,
    Anne Hathaway - The Dark Knight Rises,
    Jesse Eisenberg - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,
    Kristen Stewart - Snow White and the Huntsman,
    Rena Zellwager - Bridget one`s Diary,
    Bruce Willis - Die Hard,
    Harrison Ford - Star Wars episode 4: A New Hope,

    and Arnold Schwarzanagger in Batman and Robin.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil Месяц назад

    1:54 And he probably dos`nt care who knows it.

  • Rachel Garber
    Rachel Garber Месяц назад

    Nice to see John Wayne knocked off his thoroughly undeserved pedestal. He always played himself no matter what the role he was cast in.

  • Jon Snow
    Jon Snow Месяц назад

    Allegations in 2018 =/= truth

  • Cassie Gilbert
    Cassie Gilbert Месяц назад

    The me too movement is bullshit. It gives women the random power to accuse any man anything from years ago without evidence just say so.

  • Alejandro Lozano Aguas
    Alejandro Lozano Aguas Месяц назад

    Downey wasn't considered leading man material? This is false. He had a severe drug addiction, but had been nominated for an Oscar by like 1993.

  • Bush Wookie
    Bush Wookie 2 месяца назад

    Mojo is wrong about almost everything

  • Tristan Morgan
    Tristan Morgan 2 месяца назад

    John Wayne film has the unfortunate reputation of being filmed in a nuclear weapon test site almost everyone involved had cancer within 20years of the film and died

  • Jivy
    Jivy 2 месяца назад

    Anne rice took out a full page ad in various magazines and newspapers apologizing to Tom cruise, stating that after watching the movie cruise was perfect in the role.

  • daniak
    daniak 2 месяца назад

    Daniel Craig is not Bond

  • Lar Rackell
    Lar Rackell 2 месяца назад

    Man, no, when Heath Ledger was first announced to be the Joker, my family and I were immediately on board for the sheer fact of that man's smile. I can't believe there was such controversy.

  • Kimisaru
    Kimisaru 2 месяца назад

    You said worst movie ever 2 times here :P make up ya mind :P

  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby 3 месяца назад

    In the show the water benders were dark and all the fire benders were pale as fuck but in the movie they switched that for some reason..... lol

  • rabbit buster
    rabbit buster 3 месяца назад

    Why would playing a different race be controversial? It should be normal in showbusiness, Elizabeth Taylor's role as Cleopatra when she is not Egyptian same goes with Yul Brynner,Luis Rainer played Asian in The Good Earth,Ben Kingsley etc..I don't understand the problem with it..another example Cate Blanchett (Australian) who taken the role as the Queen of England (British) ..Why is is a big deal if other race played Black or Asian???

  • rabbit buster
    rabbit buster 3 месяца назад

    I think the worst movie of all time goes to the Dragonball live adaptation then close second is The Last Airbender

  • emilie11291
    emilie11291 3 месяца назад

    funny how watchmojo mentions that anne rice was livid when she learned about tom cruise being cast as lestat (which she was) but completely forgot to mention how after watching him in costume and doing a scene she said she had been completely wrong and even went on to say she found it hard to imagine any other actor ever playing lestat..

  • Zephyr Standifer
    Zephyr Standifer 3 месяца назад

    Some of this shows how us caring about their personal life affects their work & this is the only profession this happens w/. They're entertainers not politicians or anything worth being concerned over. They shouldn't abuse power w/in their profession tho, of course. Also ppl don't get how acting works. Heath ledger was too charming?? They didn't even give him a chance, he's an ACTor, lol

  • renmysterio
    renmysterio 3 месяца назад

    # 1 John who????
    Probably one of the most overrated and worst actors, of the 20th Century! And yet....they kept casting him in all of these potentially great Westerns! He was a much better dramatic actor, which we hardly ever got to see!

  • Stefan Jentoft
    Stefan Jentoft 3 месяца назад

    I still find Batfleck lacking. He's one of my least favorite

  • Witcher Crafts
    Witcher Crafts 3 месяца назад

    Lestat was hands down Tom Cruise's best role ever.

  • Mike Bourg
    Mike Bourg 3 месяца назад

    The recasting of George McFly in Back to the Future 2 and 3 is something to consider since it changed the way actor's likenesses could be used in future films.

  • Ел Фап Падре
    Ел Фап Падре 3 месяца назад

    Natalie Portman in Annihilation

  • Johnathan Hasson
    Johnathan Hasson 3 месяца назад

    Dragonball Evolution

  • kopano gatsha
    kopano gatsha 3 месяца назад

    Woah... Jonny Depp....

  • DJ Trevi
    DJ Trevi 3 месяца назад

    Interview with a Vampire is one of the worst movies ever. Saw it as a child, which seemed cool but as an adult, I think its bad really bad.

  • Tw!st3d D!gg3r
    Tw!st3d D!gg3r 3 месяца назад

    I loved The Last Airbender. I was high at the time but it seemed pretty cool. Maybe I should try to watch it again not so high. I do remember really enjoying it though. Or MAYBE everyone else needs some more drugs in their lives.

  • jdamagedgoods
    jdamagedgoods 3 месяца назад

    No... maybe nobodies were confused with Iron Man but comic fans knew RDJ was a great pick.

  • Kevin Hearn
    Kevin Hearn 3 месяца назад

    Dumb list.

  • dreemsnake1
    dreemsnake1 3 месяца назад

    I would have added Tom Hanks in Apollo 13. Maybe that wasn’t controversial. He was great but Kevin Costner looked just like Jim Lovell...Lovell wanted him too...and would have been a better fit for the part.

  • Argoth The Terrible
    Argoth The Terrible 3 месяца назад

    Anything with TMZ on the screen I take with multiple grains of salt.

  • Hasla Hali
    Hasla Hali 3 месяца назад

    Eeh, Ben Affleck's batman was controversial and it turned out to be just as shitty as you expected, so why in hell would you compare this to casting Heath Leadger or Michael Keaton??

  • Carlyle Smoot
    Carlyle Smoot 3 месяца назад

    This world needs more Mel Brooks and weed

  • Straight as a circle
    Straight as a circle 3 месяца назад

    I was sooo waiting for Johnny Depp

    ESCAPE LIFE 3 месяца назад

    Honorable mentions:
    The Lone Ranger: Johnny Depp as Tanto
    Les Miserables: Russell Crowe
    Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
    Spiderman 3: Topher Grace as Venom
    Dragon Ball Z evolution: Justin Chatwin as Goku
    Alexander the Great: Collin Farrell
    Batman and Robin: Arnold Schwarzeneggar as Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze), George Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman
    Superman Returns: Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane
    Scooby Doo: Freddie Prinze Jr

  • Ryan Gram
    Ryan Gram 3 месяца назад

    I dont know if its controversial but cast gerard butler as phantom of the oprah. Even though he did well its just not the first person who would come to mind after seeing him in things like tomb raider

  • Matthew Bright
    Matthew Bright 3 месяца назад

    well at least the conqueror helped killed most of the cast and crew with it's there is that.

  • Patric Currie
    Patric Currie 4 месяца назад

    I'm a fan of the #metoo movement, and I don't know much about TJ Miller, but is it really fair for someone to lose their job over allegations? Unless there's some form of proof behind the allegations, people should be innocent until PROVEN GUILTY. This is still technically true, but society shouldn't shun people on a suspicion. Especially when our own commander and chief has done worse and then completely got away with it. Some people want to turn this into a witch hunt, throwing due process and the truth out the window and thats fucked.

  • Jacob Wolff
    Jacob Wolff 4 месяца назад

    Why does no one talk about “black washing.” Like the horrible latest fantastic four.

  • Jamie Hood
    Jamie Hood 4 месяца назад

    I hate Johnny Depp regardless of what role he's in. He's just so creepy. He does suit the role of Grindlewald, but I'd really rather not see him in anything

  • Sergent Buzz
    Sergent Buzz 4 месяца назад

    Anything from before the 90s with a majority white cast

  • Robbo Sturko
    Robbo Sturko 4 месяца назад

    Tj Miller should sue that woman.
    Look at the knee jerk reactions she has cause without any evidence or trial. The public has gone mad.

  • Ryan Thomson
    Ryan Thomson 4 месяца назад

    Scarlet Ghost in the Shell, it was a great choice, considering if you'd bothered to pay attention to the orignal Anime upon which it is based, Major in the orignal Anime while voiced originally by a Atsuko Tanaka, the character was portayed as a friggin robot, much like the character of RoboCop, a mixing of the best qualities of Humanity and Machine. and with the art style used in the original anime had Motoko Kusanagi drawn in white skin, there for it makes sense to have Johansson

  • Morgicious
    Morgicious 4 месяца назад

    Who tf is Daniel Creg? It’s CRAIG

  • JoeVR
    JoeVR 4 месяца назад

    Mojo you're just lazy

  • Were berius
    Were berius 4 месяца назад

    Why would anyone expect TJ Miller to be cut? That’s moronic.

  • viddork
    viddork 4 месяца назад

    Seriously? Not even a dishonourable mention for Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula?

  • Juliett 1313
    Juliett 1313 4 месяца назад

    I think Tom Cruse was an AMAZING Lestat.

  • Sadie M
    Sadie M 4 месяца назад

    1:58 being accused of something shouldn’t lead to someone losing out on a career move. Innocent until proven guilty.

  • sheiladmj
    sheiladmj 4 месяца назад

    So we're just gonna ignore Colin Farrell as Alexander... oh my bad, this is controversial choices not god awful

  • TheDrexxus
    TheDrexxus 4 месяца назад +1

    Ugh. This is essentially a video about the total insanity of the Me Too movement.
    When I was younger, I had a female friend who got angry at her boyfriend. Now admittedly, I didn't like this guy at all, but she got so pissed at him over typical relationship squabbles, she called the police on him and lied to them, saying that he had drugs in his car.
    I knew another woman years later who went to a bar to look for men. She found a guy she was interested in who was there just drinking with some of his friends as a social thing and he rebuffed her and said he was married so he wasn't interested. She ended up getting his phone number from one of his friends and she used it to call his house and leave messages implying they had sex, had been having sex for a while, and she was eager to have sex with him again, just to try to fuck up his relationship with his wife.
    So anytime someone says "BELIEVE WOMEN!" I say "FUCK YOU", but i've known and been friends with women all my life and some of them are FUCKING CRAZY and they 100% WILL lie to fuck over someone who has pissed them off. Sometimes they just scratch shit into your car with their key, but women will do absolutely horrible things to men when they get angry. And it doesn't have to be a legitimate, real issue they are even angry about. It is very common, the fact people seem to have forgotten this in the past 10 years is truly worrisome. We're moving to a place culturally where we act like women are always completely pure and innocent and should be believed no matter what. It is already biting people in this ass and there are women taking advantage of it.
    If someone commits a crime, they should be punished, but you need to determine a crime was actually committed first. The Me Too movement is as bad as the Nazi party in that they don't care what lives they ruin or destroy, they just have their very firm, immutable beliefs and want to force them on every single other person in the world. It doesn't matter what you stand for when you become a completely mindless zealot. Even the Nazis believed they were doing what was best for humanity.

  • Daniel Rosner
    Daniel Rosner 4 месяца назад

    John Wayne as Genghis Khan! WTF WERE THEY THINKING!?!?!?

  • Chelsea Juiliano
    Chelsea Juiliano 4 месяца назад

    I LOVE Depp as Grindlewald.

  • packlesswolf1
    packlesswolf1 4 месяца назад

    I liked ghost in the shell though

  • Zero Cool
    Zero Cool 4 месяца назад

    way to e racist watchmojo

  • Jason Despaw
    Jason Despaw 4 месяца назад

    you forgot to mention how much praise ann rice gave Tom Cruise after the role and how good he actually was in the movie.

  • Nic Jimenez
    Nic Jimenez 4 месяца назад

    What about Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor???

  • Will Huey
    Will Huey 4 месяца назад

    aw come on interview is one of my favorite vampire movies

  • Well Art
    Well Art 4 месяца назад

    Danyull Cregg?

  • Kim Hanson
    Kim Hanson 4 месяца назад

    The whole concept of controversial casting baffles me. They are actors. Their job is to pretend to be someone else. The good ones can conform to any role. Let them! Those that fail to perform deserve all the derision offered... but only for bad acting.

  • Иван Д
    Иван Д 5 месяцев назад

    Well played, Deadpool had several jokes about Interview With a Vampire in the sequel.

  • Martin Turner
    Martin Turner 5 месяцев назад

    Don't convict ANYONE in the media via ALLEGATIONS; how about INNOCENT UNTIL P R O V E N GUILTY!?!?!?!?! :0((((

  • Big Trouble
    Big Trouble 5 месяцев назад

    Watchmojo: ... including Nicola pelts and Jackson wrathbone
    Me: ... um... who the fuck are they?

  • Dean Shaw
    Dean Shaw 5 месяцев назад

    good seeing rdj clean up he is iron man i can't picture anyone else doing it now same with thor and wolverine each actor who portays those characters can't be replaced it just wouldn't feel right

  • CrowFly
    CrowFly 5 месяцев назад

    You can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes!!

  • NickyB 75
    NickyB 75 5 месяцев назад +1

    Tom Cruise is a loon in his personal life, but the man is the most brilliant character actor. Give the man an Oscar already!

  • David Sotelo
    David Sotelo 5 месяцев назад

    God I hate this sjw lady

  • Banksey555
    Banksey555 5 месяцев назад

    There's no "E" in Craig.

  • Heather Hillman
    Heather Hillman 5 месяцев назад

    You forgot to mention that Anne Rice actually loved Tom Cruise's performance as Lestat and actually apologized for doubting him. But just like all fake news, you only tell the part that you want people to believe. I don't even like Tom Cruise, but he was good in that movie.

  • Joshua Cisneros
    Joshua Cisneros 5 месяцев назад

    Emma stone and Scarlett Johansson are hot, the casting had nothing to do with white washing. Two of the most beautiful and sexy women in the acting world should always be hired regardless of race.