Casting can often make or break a movie. In the cases of these ten casting blunders it arguable does kill the movie.
10. Kevin Costner As Robin Hood (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
Kevin Costner does one of two things when he stars in a movie or television series: he either wows us with an amazing performance or bores us to tears. Unfortunately, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is the latter. With a run time well over two hours one has to wonder if some of the things featured in the film could not have been left on the cutting room floor to create a more watchable film. An aging Costner as the vibrant Robin Hood, with an English accent that slowly disappear as the movie progresses, makes the movie even more unwatchable.
9. Vince Vaughn As Norman Bates (Psycho 1998)
Even as a relatively unknown actor in the late ‘90s, Vaughn still could not stretch his dramatic acting chops and shed his image as the immature frat boy which he established in 1996’s Swingers. It was not all his fault. This movie did not just suffer from bad casting. It was also a needless, shot-for-shot remake of the original Psycho, begging the question, what was the point?