Your favorite movies are MADE by the actors on screen. To think of anyone else in those roles....it's sacrilege!
Check out some of the casting decisions that would have altered history!
Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose DeWitt-Bukater
Can you imagine if Gwyneth Paltrow - Cameron's first choice for Rose - had been in Titanic? That'd be...Gwyneth...instead of Kate Winslet...being drawn like a French girl...
Russel Crowe as Tyler Durden
Sure, Russel Crowe proved his fightin' mettle in Gladiator, but that doesn't mean he'd have been right for Fight Club. Brad Pitt *owned* that role.
Neil Patrick Harris as Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan was such a heartbreakingly tragic movie, it seems kinda weird to think of How I Met Your Mother's wisecrackin' ladies' man as the titular hero.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman
Given what we know about Leo's epic acting skills these days, he could have taken on American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, but his career may have followed a different trajectory...
Will Smith as Neo
No. Just...no. Will Smith is a kick-ass action hero, busting bad-guy ass from Independence Day to I Am Legend. But The Matrix is Keanu's movie, man. Let's leave Will Smith vs. Agent Smith to bad fanfic, shall we?