Tarantino is a vivid and legendary filmmaker – “Pulp Fiction,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill,” and more are at the top of his list, and there are plenty more. “Django Unchained” is another great movie to most, but the obligatory Quentin cameo might not have been the best choice.
For some reason, his character and the group he was with were Australian, which Quentin Tarantino is not. There’s also the fact that the cameos have started taking people out of the films, something that any artist, filmmaker, or otherwise, wants to avoid. Some of the cameos work, but this one simply didn’t.
Gerard Butler as Erik, The Phantom, in The Phantom of the Opera
You'd think that while casting for a musical – and such a famous musical at that – singing talent would be at the top of the list when it comes to requirements. But, on the other hand, we have Gerard Butler as the Phantom in the 2004 adaptation of the famous musical.
Butler is handsome (which, now that we think about it, might not be the best choice for this character), and he has plenty of acting ability, but being a maniacal singer just didn't fit into his wheelhouse.
Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake/Riot in Venom
The expansion of the Spider-Man universe starring Tom Hardy had a couple of things going for it, but the main villain wasn't one of them. Riz Ahmed plays Carlton Drake, and a lot of people just couldn't buy it.
He might not have been the worst part of the movie – it's not the best flick in Tom Hardy's catalog, that's for sure, but his performance didn't help the movie much. There's also a fact that Ahmed had to act opposite Hardy, someone with far more experience and far stronger acting abilities.
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
With so many roles under his belt, it's mathematically impossible for Johnny Depp not to fall prey to a bad role every once in a while.
This is a bit of an odd addition to the list since Depp is a great actor, and his job as this Potter character wasn't bad, but many still felt like he just didn't belong. Maybe it was the universe itself that just didn't fit with the way Depp held himself, or maybe it was something about his performance that was hard to nail down, but there were better options.
Andie MacDowell as Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Most movies can barely even manage to have one wedding, but four? And then a funeral, too? This movie has it all. Unfortunately, that includes a miscast regarding Andie MacDowell as Carrie, one of the film's leads.
Her role has been called out of place, and some say she looks almost bored with the movie. The funny thing is she wasn't the first or even the second choice for the film – Jeanne Tripplehorn was cast first, and then Marisa Tomei, but both had to step back due to health issues in the family.