I have never made a movie but I am a movie buff. It is hard to cast movies, not every actor is suited to every movie.
I do have a theory of ‘ Stand-by’ actors which is purely and solely based on my own imagination, what I mean with ‘stand-by’ actors is , when a studio doesn’t get the actor they want for a movie or if their budget isn’t big enough to hire a big movie star, they hire an actor that looks like the star. For example, I have seen movies which I thought were suited for Nick Nolte, but Gary Busey was cast instead,
Another example would be Mel Gibson and Aidan Quinn.
But again this is purely my own theory there is no back up for this.
Recently I came across some movie posters of classic and more modern movies with a completely new cast on them. I don’t know who made the posters but they are fantastic and it make you wonder, if you could back in time and shoot a movie who would you pick to play in it. What if you could remake a movie with a different cast, would it work?
Hell Boy with Sly Stallone
Scanners with Frank Sinatra
A new(old) ensemble cast for Watchmen
Blade Runner with Bogart and Brando
Not David Bowie but Jimi Hendrix in Labyrinth
Dean Martin, Jack Lemon and Jerry Lewis in The Hangover.
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