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    These Book Characters Were So Well Cast In Films And TV Shows That The Actors Pretty Much Became That Character In Our Heads

    "He's exactly who I pictured in my head for that character. They captured him perfectly. (It also didn't hurt that he's extremely easy on the eyes.)"

    I'm always nervous when I see a screen adaptation of a book I love which stems primarily from a fear of them getting my fave characters wrong. But when they get them right it makes the whole movie or show even better!

    So I recently asked the BuzzFeed community for the times that a film or TV adaptation perfectly nailed a character from the book. Here are the best responses:

    1. Jonathan Bailey as Anthony – Bridgerton

    Here's Anthony and Kate's romantic story:

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    2. Kristen Stewart as Bella – Twilight

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    3. Aaliyah as Akasha – Queen of The Damned

    Watch the moment Akasha arrives:

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    4. Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser – Outlander

    Here are five minutes of Sam being Jamie:

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    5. Henry Cavill as Geralt – The Witcher

    Watch Henry encompassing Geralt's dry humour:

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    6. Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall – Harry Potter

    Watch some of Mcgonagall's best bits:

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    7. Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

    Watch Julianne in action here:

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    8. Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth – Game of Thrones

    Here's Brienne being a badass:

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    9. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn – The Lord of the Rings

    Watch the best of Aragorn here:

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    10. Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Wheeler – Revolutionary Road

    Here's Leo being Frank:

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    11. Matt Damon as Mark Watney – The Martian

    Here's Matt as Mark putting some laughter into tense moments:

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    12. Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid – Harry Potter

    Watch the best of Hagrid:

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    13. Tom Sturridge as Dream – The Sandman

    Here's Tom as Dream:

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    14. Jenny Walser as Tori Spring – Heartstopper

    Here's Tori's best bits:

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    15. Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter

    Watch some of Malfoy's best moments:

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    16. The main cast – Shadow And Bone

    Watch the Crows in Shadow and Bone:

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    17. Andre the Giant as Fezzik – The Princess Bride

    Watch some of Fezzik here:

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    18. Emilia Clarke as Louisa Clark – Me Before You

    Check out Louisa's best moments here:

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    19. Ian McKellan as Gandalf – The Lord of the Rings

    Here are some of his best scenes:

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    20. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird

    Watch Atticus' closing argument:

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    21. Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter and James McAvoy as Lord Asriel – His Dark Materials

    Here's the scene the two of the reunited:

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    22. Storm Reid as Meg Murray – A Wrinkle in Time

    Here's Storm as Meg:

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    23. Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice

    Here's the two of them in Pride and Prejudice:

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    24. Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf – A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Here's his first scene:

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    25. The main cast – Troy

    Here's a clip from the director's cut:

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    26. Nite Owl and Rorschach – Watchmen (film)

    You can see them in Watchmen here:

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    27. Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    Here's Noomi as Lisbeth:

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    28. The main cast – Fried Green Tomatoes

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    Editor's note: Some of these submissions have been edited for length or clarity.

    When has a movie or TV show nailed a book character that you loved? Let us know in the comments below! Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Be sure to follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.