We don’t just celebrate forward-thinking celebs for their cultural explorations of the unknown. We also give them a bit of a pass when their experiments miss their mark. That is, until it comes to the names of their children. Celebrities make strange decisions. Having children isn’t strange of course. But, naming them after inanimate objects, fictional characters, items of clothing, and produce? Well, that’s just unforgiveable.
When someone passes away, their family mourns and celebrates their life. When the same happens to someone famous, an entire world can be stopped in its tracks.
English actor Sean Bean (sadly not pronounced, Seen Bean) has died so many times onscreen that we’re starting to lose count. Whether he’s being shot by arrows, impaled by an anchor, or killed by cattle, Bean nails it every time. Here are our favorite Bean death scenes from both film and television. Warning: spoilers lie ahead.
Kids aren’t very smart and we’re allowed to say that because we’ve all been one. When not watched carefully, children will put just about anything in their mouth, which can lead to some pretty scary trips to the emergency room.
But what about those slim balls or villains that battle the heroes and heroines we adore so much? They can be self-involved, annoying, and down-right nasty at times, but for some reason they are still loveable, despite their flaws.
Iconic is an understatement. The Joker is the quintessential pop culture villain. Money doesn’t motivate him and emotion doesn’t faze him. He’s motivated by chaos in and of itself. Which is a scary proposition for Batman and comic book nerds alike.
Munchausen syndrome is a factitious mental disorder in which a person pretends to be ill in order to gain attention. Munchausen by proxy is a similar mental illness in which a person pretends someone else is sick, most often a child, and can even go so far as to purposely inflict or injure their children to corroborate their lie.
Does a character’s gender define them? The sheer number of characters that have been gender swapped in television and film suggest that it’s certainly not the most important thing. Some characters will go through changes in the development stage, others are a new take on a pre-existing character as part of a new story.
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.