TV and Movies·Posted on Jan 31, 202126 Book-To-Movie Castings That Knocked It Out Of The ParkHonestly, there's no one else who could play these roles!by Kayla HarringtonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink We asked the Buzzfeed Community which book-to-movie casting was done perfectly and, honestly, I can't argue with their answers. Below are some the best responses: 1. Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Warner Bros. Pictures "He is literally who I pictured while reading the books, from his voice, to his mannerisms, to his outlandish robes!"—jlfreeman82 2. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. Loew's Inc. "I can't think of anyone, dead or alive, who could've played this role better. She can go from sweet as pie to a spiteful brat in a millisecond."—fayeolivia90 3. Logan Lerman as Charlie Kelmeckis in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Summit Entertainment "This is my favorite book, and I was knee-deep in anxiety, depression, and unrequited love during my senior year of high school the first time I read it. Lerman captured every emotion Charlie felt perfectly; there is nobody who could have done better."—colleenh49665d105 4. Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch in The Witches. Warner Bros. Pictures "Roald Dahl himself said that he didn't like the movie but absolutely adored her as that character!"—books_baking_broadway 5. Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Warner Bros. Pictures "She plays the character so well that she's identical to the malicious witch in the book. You love to hate her. She's such a talented actress in general, but this was truly perfect casting."—books_baking_broadway 6. Sean Aston as Samwise Gangee in the Lord of the Rings series. New Line Cinema "Sean really nailed down the lovable, brave, Sam perfectly. He arguably put book Sam to shame by being so much better than he is!"—ierolover 7. Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Narrator, Tyler Durden, and Marla Singer in Fight Club. 20th Century Fox "I feel like all of these actors didn't try to be over the top to prove something, but rather became the embodiment of the book characters. Sure, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer are larger than life characters to begin with, but I think everything they did was on par to the books."—mimires190 8. Florence Pugh as Amy March in Little Women. Sony Pictures "Obviously she doesn’t pass very well as a 13-year-old child when placed in the room of young school girls, but her balance between a bratty, eager, giddy child and a mature, determined adult was phenomenal."—wondergirl11 9. Jennifer Coolidge as Elizabeth Charming in Austenland. Sony Pictures "Her performance was so spot on, although I did hear the character was written with her in mind. Still, so perfect!"—rougeandrojo 10. Elle Fanning as Violet Market in All the Bright Places. Netflix "She was absolutely the perfect choice for the role, no question about it!"—klee12 11. Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter in The Hate U Give. 20th Century Fox "Her performance really captured the importance and message of the book, and showed me a movie can be just as good as a book, if not better."—breeofficial 12. Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda. Sony Pictures "She is exactly what I pictured when reading the book. The perfect child casting!"—antwalt 13. Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed as Alice and Rosalie Cullen in Twilight. Summit Entertainment "They were the perfect amount of mysterious and angelic which perfectly represented their respective characters."—ashlynkate 14. Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy in the Hunger Games series. Lionsgate Films "He played the role perfectly and made me view the character in a whole new way!"—shamu109 15. Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Warner Bros. Pictures "It seems like an impossible role to fill, but Mulligan did it with such authenticity and perfection."—siobhankb1 16. Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery. Columbia Pictures "She’s perfectly cast for the role. She was the best mixture of adoring fan and crazed stalker."—takerbobpooh 17. Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey in The Green Mile. Warner Bros. Pictures "I've never seen such a perfect casting before. I don't know anyone else who could've played this role."—angelah454ed302a 18. Matthew McFadyen as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice. Focus Features "He was such a miraculous piece of casting. Pure perfection."—laraterryr 19. Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. Orion Pictures "Clarice is supposed to be small, fine-featured, smart, and determined. Jodie was the perfect casting."—murrays3 20. Tom Holland as Arvin Eugene Russell in The Devil All The Time. Netflix "Honestly, Spider-Man was surprisingly good in this role. A total shocker!"—studiosuspence 21. Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. Lionsgate Films "His performance was absolutely spot on. He played the role perfectly!"—punchandpie 22. Bradley Cooper as Patrizio "Pat" Solitano Jr. in Silver Linings Playbook. The Weinstein Company "He really portrayed Pat like no one else could, and is a big reason for the movie's greatness."—nymeria_waters 23. Brenton Thwaites as Jonas in The Giver. The Weinstein Company "Even though the casting got a lot of hate, I loved him in this movie. I thought he really embodied Jonas perfectly."—princessjazmyn 24. Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in Twilight. Summit Entertainment "People say she played her really awkwardly, was not charismatic enough, not interesting enough, etc. but if you read the book, that is literally the exact character traits Bella has. She is socially awkward, unexceptional, normal looking, introverted, and has no desire to be popular. Whether or not you actually like the character, Kristen plays her exactly as she is written and I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job."—emmak26 25. Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with the Vampire. Warner Bros. Pictures "He looks the part and he plays the character as unhinged as he was written in the book!"—gemmadean 26. And finally, Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey in the Lord of the Rings series. New Line Cinema "He was the most perfect Gandalf that could have ever been imagined! Absolutely everything he did in the movies was sheer brilliance, and he nailed Gandalf’s wisdom, humor, and courage."—emmar4368873d2 Please note all submissions were edited for length/clarity.