“Success is always the result of good planning and sincere effort.” This could have been said by any number of famous actors, but it was most famously said by John Wayne.
And if that’s not enough to convince you to get started on your creative pursuits. Then perhaps these people are the ones who will make you want to take up acting as a career. These celebrities were perfectly cast in their parts, from Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hamlet in 1996 to Amy Adams’ roles in American Hustle.
Whether through TV shows or film franchises, these actors are exceptional examples. It shows what can happen when a search for an ideal candidate yields perfect results.
These actors all share one thing: they’re just too good for their parts. They’re also all pretty good-looking, but that’s neither here nor there.
RDJ as Tony Stark (MCU)
Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in “Iron Man”, and has been one of the best casting decisions. While he was homeless and in jail for drugs, he went on to star in some of the biggest superhero movies of all time.
But it could be argued that his eventual sobriety played a large role in his success. His portrayal of Tony Stark is so vivid and lively that Iron Man himself has become Downey Jr.’s signature character. It also helped to make him one of the most bankable stars on the planet, which is certainly worth whatever negative consequences came along with it.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (Marvel)
“Back in 2009, I first read the script for “Deadpool”. I thought it was the coolest most twisted thing I had ever seen.” Ryan Reynolds said this about his role as Marvel’s wisecracking antihero. He certainly wasn’t kidding.
With his sharp wit, hyper-awareness of the absurdity of his situation, and comedic timing, Deadpool is a perfect fit for Ryan Reynolds. Marvel Studios certainly knew what they were doing in casting him. And they will continue to reap the profits of their well-thought-out decision for years to come.
Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad)
This is one of the most popular examples of good casting out there. Bryan Cranston was not well-known before his role as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”. But he quickly became one of Hollywood’s most respected actors upon his role’s conclusion.
He was the perfect example of an every-man. And his ability to cross over into roles that were completely different from this character proved to audiences that he could do it all. He has since won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for playing Lyndon Johnson in the Broadway Show “All The Way” following his success on “Breaking Bad”.
Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
While she’s had many roles that era not too dissimilar from her role as Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”. Her role as the bubbly, ditzy blonde remains one of her most memorable. She was nominated for an Oscar for playing June Carter in “Walk the Line”.
But this role still stands out as being one of Witherspoon’s best. Mostly because it could be argued that it is the most well-suited to her personality. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods is simply iconic.