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Tell Us A Time Hollywood Really Missed The Mark On Casting

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We all love a good Netflix sesh, but sometimes Hollywood misses the mark and casts an actor who really doesn't fit the role.


Like when Sia cast Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teenager in her feature film, Music.

Maddie Ziegler's character sits on the steps listening to music
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Maddie Ziegler, a non-disabled actor, was cast to play a nonverbal autistic person, despite the availability of actual autistic actors.

Or when Jared Leto, who is cisgender, played a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.

Jared Leto's character has a discussion with someone in a car
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Maybe you remember when Scarlett Johansson was cast as Motoko Kusanagi in the adaptation of Japanese manga series, Ghost in the Shell.

Scarlett Johansson's character walks past shops on a street in Japan
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Last time I checked, Johansson wasn't Japanese.

This got me wondering, what other major casting blunder has Hollywood made? Tell us a time someone was cast who really didn't fit the role. You could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.