It takes a lot of magic to make a good movie. It requires a good script, an insightful director, great art direction, and of course, a stellar cast. Sometimes, one actor just doesn’t seem to fit their role, which can throw off the chemistry of the entire film. Here are 12 actors who critics and audiences agree were miscast in famous films.
Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Hayden Christensen, along with Jake Lloyd — who played young Anakin in The Phantom Menace — and the infamous Jar-Jar Binks, are often blamed for the disastrous Star Wars prequel trilogy when the fault should really lie with writer and creator George Lucas.
However, we do have to agree that Christensen was horribly miscast as Anakin Skywalker. His emotionless delivery of already bad lines and his deadpan stares at the camera just made us uncomfortable and not in the good way that Adam Driver made us feel with his portrayal of Kylo Ren.
Luckily, Lucas sold off the franchise to Disney, which redeemed the film series with the most recent Star Wars installments, The Force Awakens and Rogue One.