Character is one of the most important aspects of a film. In many cases, it's the performance of the actors involved that most audiences connect with and pay attention to. Sure, the sets can be impressive, the effects can blow you away, but if the central performance isn't up to par, then chances are the film as a whole won't go down well with viewers.
This idea works both ways though. There are plenty of films out there with some seriously impressive casting decisions that paid off wonders, but the film around the performers is a lackluster affair which leaves you wondering how the filmmakers could squander such a fantastic opportunity.
This list will take a look at such casting decisions. The following actors stand out head and shoulders above the film they found themselves in, even when the movie itself really should have been just as excellent as the characters being portrayed on screen.
From the big blockbusters that don't sit well with fans to dramatic biopics that manage to let themselves down despite the wealth of narrative possibilities, here are ten casting decisions let down by terrible movies.
WhatCulture contributor, aspiring author and lover of all things Buffy, zombie, TV and movie. Usually found rambling about how Jack Nicholson is the greatest actor of all time and watching the same six shows on repeat.