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    21 More Actors Who Were — Zero Argument — Perfectly Cast In Their Film Roles

    Further proof that casting is an art form.

    We recently took a look at a Reddit thread that asked, "What film role was 100% perfectly cast?" and those perfect answers inspired even more great responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! So here are — zero argument — some more of the greatest casting decisions ever made:

    1. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008)

    Marvel Studios

    "Hands down, no questions about it. He IS Tony Stark, through and through. Imagine the MCU with any other actor as Tony. You just can't. I am convinced that had the role been miscast, the MCU wouldn't be where it is today. The fact that the academy has snubbed RDJ for an Oscar all these years, ESPECIALLY after Infinity War and Endgame, is a travesty. In my opinion, it speaks volumes to the credibility of that ancient establishment."

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    2. Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999)

    Warner Bros.

    "When I was reading Stephen King's book, I had Forest Whitaker in mind to play Coffey, so when I saw the movie for the first time, I was wondering what Michael would be like. My god, he WAS Coffey!"

    Nathalie

    3. Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    New Line Cinema

    "If you don’t agree with me, just watch that pile of filth they call a 'remake' with the guy from Watchmen."

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    4. Rachel McAdams as Regina George in Mean Girls (2004)

    Paramount Pictures

    "She embodied the queen of the plastics, and though other great actresses have played her on Broadway, this one will always be the most iconic!"

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    5. Denzel Washington as Detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)

    Warner Bros.

    "It's hard to think of any other actor with such a cool, smooth, untouchable confidence as he has, so it was perfect casting."

    jandrogonzo

    6. Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008)

    Warner Bros.

    "I remember people were so confused by that casting decision at first. Heath was known to be a good actor, but before this movie, it was hard to imagine him in any kind of role like that. Then, when we all saw what he brought to the role, it all made sense. He played him to perfection. Sorry, Joaquin, but Heath will always be my favorite Joker."

    RonSwansonn

    7. Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis in Scream (1996)

    Dimension Films

    "He was perfect. He somehow managed to be totally creepy and yet so sexy at the same time, which is exactly what Billy had to be. It's also rare that someone can put off both of those vibes at the same time."

    grungebear

    8. Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in the Star Wars franchise

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "The new trilogy movies weren’t the greatest, but he was so convincing as Kylo, and I genuinely could not sort out my feelings for the character."

    321missmaximoff

    9. Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson in Deadpool (2016)

    20th Century Fox

    "WHY HAVENT I SEEN ANYONE MENTION THIS?! That man IS Deadpool. EVEN DEADPOOL WANTED HIM TO PLAY DEADPOOL!"

    ceilidh_l

    10. Gabourey Sidibe as Precious in Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (2009)

    Lionsgate

    "I believe it was one of her very first roles, too!"

    leannesfitbit79

    11. Alan Rickman as Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    Warner Bros.

    "Absolutely cock-on casting — nobody could have embodied the sweaty, simmering jealousy and cruelty of that role better than he did."

    jksss

    12. Jack Black as Bethany Walker in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "I can't see any other middle-aged white guy playing a teenage popular girl so convincingly."

    catnelsonl

    13. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001)

    MGM

    "I know other great actors auditioned, but nobody else could’ve done it better than her. She was perfect."

    brookem1828

    14. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna in The Hunger Games (2012)

    Lionsgate Films

    "He was EXACTLY as I pictured him from the books. They couldn’t possibly improve upon that casting."

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    15. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men (2000)

    20th Century Fox

    "Not a word about the most perfect casting choice of all time? Shameful."

    svenegas09

    16. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    20th Century Fox

    "There is no other correct answer."

    raevens

    17. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Paramount Pictures

    "It was supposed to be Tom Selleck, but thank GOD he was unable to take the role. Harrison was perfect in this role, and bloody hell, does he look good in a fedora!"

    LeopardHat

    18. Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Paramount Pictures

    "I know people liked Johnny Depp in the reboot, but I like to forget that movie ever happened so Gene remains the one, true Wonka."

    libby77

    19. Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise

    Warner Bros.

    "She was exactly what I imagined the character would be, 100%. They could never replace her."

    wndysn

    20. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty McFly and Doc Brown respectively in Back to the Future (1985)

    Universal Pictures

    "I can't believe no one else has suggested this pair. They are simply iconic and untouchable."

    biglarrystyle

    21. And finally, literally every single character in The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    New Line Cinema

    "Every single casting decision in that original trilogy — from main characters to bit parts — was flawless. Period."

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    Now it's YOUR turn! Can you top these?! What's one movie role that was 100% perfectly cast and can NEVER be recast? Share your pick and a little bit about why in the comments!

    Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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