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Who Was An Actor You Thought Was Going To Be Terrible In A Specific Role, But They Absolutely Killed It?

Never judge a book by its cover (or a casting decision by the actor's past work).

Every once in a while, you hear about a casting choice and just think to yourself, "Oh...oh no." But then, upon seeing some footage, you realize how wrong you were when said actor absolutely destroys it!

So, with that in mind, who was an actor you were sure would be mediocre in a role when first announced, but were pleasantly proven wrong when the trailer or movie was released?

Maybe you rolled your eyes when you saw Dwayne Johnson was cast in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but ended up laughing your butt off due to his great comedic timing and commitment to the role.

A man stands in a jungle

Or, perhaps you scoffed when Lady Gaga was cast as the lead in A Star Is Born, but were the first to admit you were wrong upon the first trailer's release.

A woman sits at a bar and looks at someone off screen

Heck, maybe you were like my friend and exclaimed, "I can't believe they cast that guy from 10 Things I Hate About You as the Joker!" Only to then look like a whole fool on opening night when Heath Ledger smashed his role in The Dark Knight.

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Share the actor who you admit to underestimating in a specific role and how they proved you wrong in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!