Actors were fired because they were not suitable for the role

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Ashton Kutcher was supposed to play Drew in Elizabethtown.

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However, director Cameron Crowe always wanted Orlando Bloom, which at first was not there. Kutcher said he was “not sufficiently disciplined as an actor” in rehearsals, and once Bloom became available, Kutcher and Crowe came to a “mutual agreement” that Kutcher would no longer play the role.

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Cassie Steele, better known as Manny from Degrassi, was originally supposed to voice Raya in Paradise and the last dragon.

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Steele was replaced in the Disney film after “key changes” were made to the Paradise character, meaning Steele is no longer a match. “It’s just one of the creative moments of change,” explained producer Osnat Schurer. Steele was replaced by Kelly Marie Tran.

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Lisa Kudrow was supposed to play Rose in Fraser before she played Phoebe in Friends.

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Kudrow replaced Peri Gilpin a few days after filming the pilot, later saying, “I wasn’t right for the role. [or] for the chemistry of the group. ” She even felt that Director James Burroughs did not like her, and was afraid that he would fire her from Friends and also when she started working on this show, which he directed.

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Jenna Fisher got fired from Man with a plan because people could not separate her from her character from Office.


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Fischer was dismissed after the test, viewers could not separate her or co-star Matt LeBlanc from their famous sitcom characters, stating that they did not believe that Pam and Joey would ever get along well. She was replaced by Lisa Snyder.

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Julianne Moore was replaced by Melissa McCarthy in Can you ever forgive me?

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“I guess she didn’t like what I was doing.” – Moore said screenwriter and original director Nicole Holofsener. “I think her idea of ​​where the character is was different from my idea of ​​where the character is, and that’s why she fired me.” She was replaced by Melissa McCarthy.

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Colin Firth’s voice was too old for Paddington.

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Firth was originally supposed to voice the beloved child’s character, but later director Paul King decided that was not the case. “When the real character appears, you suddenly say, ‘This is just a young furry creature.’ For some reason, he just didn’t have his voice. “- King said… “Paddington has the voice of a not-so-handsome old man.” Ben Whishaw later took on this role.

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Natalie Portman had the opposite problem in Romeo + Juliet – she was too young.

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Portman was dismissed for being too young for the role – she was then 13 years old, Juliet’s age in Shakespeare’s play, but she seemed too young next to 21-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio. Portman replaced Claire Danes, who was 17.

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Like Stuart Townsend as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.

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Townsend was supposed to play Aragorn’s character in the sprawling saga, but was replaced by Viggo Mortensen shortly after filming began, although Townsend rehearsed on site for two months. Townsend was reportedly was replaced for being too young, although he also, by his own admission, didn’t have a very good time on set.

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Dax Shepard was supposed to be a guest star Will and Grace but was dismissed after reading the table.

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Shepard It was assumed that playing Jackson Boudreau in the reboot of the show, but was fired after reading “something smelly” (in his own words) at the table. Later, the role went to Nick Offerman.

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One of Michael J. Fox’s most iconic roles is Marty McFly of Back to the Future – but it turns out that Eric Stolz was originally chosen for this role.

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Stolz was replaced A few weeks after filming began, it became clear that the film needed an “eccentric” rather than a serious dramatic actor. Fox then starred in the film and its sequels.

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Harvey Keitel also played the character in the wrong tone when he was cast as Willard in Apocalypse Now.

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After a week of filming directed by Francis Ford Coppola carried out Keitel was not suitable for the role of Captain Willard, who was supposed to be more of an outside observer than Keitel played him. His role was taken over by Martin Sheen.

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Cal O’Neill was fired from There will be blood after an unsuccessful attempt to contact the director.

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson asked O’Neill to appear two weeks early to help him get into the role of historical drama, but O’Neill said that he realized pretty quickly that it didn’t work between him and Anderson. He was later fired and replaced by Paul Dano.

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Sarah Silverman fired from sitcom Pride and joy after misinterpretation ~ insolence ~ show.

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Silverman was dismissed from the family sitcom after she used tongue in a kiss scene since she thought they did it on the sitcom Happy Days… This was apparently inappropriate, and she said the producer probably felt it was easier to replace than to fix. She was also likely too young for the role – Silverman admitted that she looked 15 but was cast as an architect and mother. Julie Warner replaced her.

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Mark Webber was allegedly fired from Stumptown after the pilot for not being attractive enough.

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Webber was replaced Jake Johnson after the pilot, claiming that it was because netizens felt he wasn’t handsome enough to star in a lengthy social media rant.

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Former teen heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr. has also been fired from the CW series. Nancy Drew after the pilot.

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Likewise, Prince Jr., who played Drew’s father in the pilot, was replaced after the producers decided to “go in a different direction.” He will eventually be played by Scott Wolff.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme is gone Predator after the hardships of his costume.

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Van Damme was Cast like a Predator because of the way he moved, but the suit prevented him from moving in the same way. He was also very uncomfortable in the suit and felt insecure performing some of the tricks he claims led to his being replaced. However, there are other explanations for why Van Damme got fired, including that the producers simply wanted to bring in a bigger actor. He was replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.

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Dennis Hopper was fired just days after filming the movie. The Truman Show.

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Hopper was replaced in just two days. Producer Scott Rudin apparently didn’t want him in the role and made a deal with director Peter Weir that if he was still unhappy with Hopper after the first day, they would fire him. This eventually happened and Hopper was replaced by Ed Harris.

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Gerard McSorley was replaced after filming for the Oscar-winning film began. The apostates.

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Irish actor was replaced Martin Sheen, who himself admitted that he may have been overly focused on promoting his latest film, which influenced his preparation for his role in Scorsese’s film. He also seemed to have a different idea of ​​the character than what we saw in the finished product, believing that Quinn should be a former Northern Ireland police officer.

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Finally, Phil Burns was remade after the first season of the series. Seinfeld.

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Burns played Jerry’s father in the first season of the hit show, but was remodel for season 2. In the DVD short, director Tom Cherones reveals that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld wanted Jerry to have a harsher parent and that Burns was no longer fit. They chose Barney Martin instead.

Now I have a question for you – which actors needed to be replaced, because they were completely unsuitable for the role, and were not? Let us know in the comments!

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