15 Controversial Actors Casting In Biopics That Left A Good Impression

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6Rupert Everett

The movie about Oscar Wilde’s life was titled ‘The Happy Prince’ and was released in 2018 starring Rupert Everett in the lead role. The role explored the life of the Irish poet and playwright. Rupert was perfect in the casting and the movie received positive reviews from critics. Many felt the casting was wrong but changed their minds after the movie came out.

Rupert Everett

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7Jennifer Hudson

The 2021 movie based on the life of singer Aretha Franklin will have Jennifer Hudson playing the lead role. Much hype is surrounding the movie with big names like Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess being associated with the project. The project was well-received by the parents and family of Aretha Franklin.

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8Steve Carell

Steve Carell who is best known for his exceptional work in comedy stunned audiences by his portrayal of wrestling coach and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the 2014 drama film ‘Foxcatcher’. The movie received praise from critics and even an Oscar nomination for Carell for Best Actor. Many were doubtful about Carell’s casting at first.

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Steve Carell

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9Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is set to portray Princess Diana in a biopic titled ‘Spencer’. It will be directed by Pablo Larraín who directed the Jackie Kennedy biopic starring Natalie Portman. The casting was met with positive praises as Kristen has Princess Diana’s face structure and the rest will be done with hair and makeup. While some negative comments have been cast towards her acting skills.

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Kristen Stewart

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10Angelina Jolie

‘A Mighty Heart´ was released in 2007 and starred Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl. The movie was met with positive reviews and praise for Angelina Jolie’s performance. The movie is now credited as one of her finest performances. The casting, however, was met with some negative remarks as Mariane Pearl was half-Dutch and half-Cuban which Angelina Jolie was not.

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Angelina Jolie

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