We all may have our favourites when it comes to iconic movies, their characters, and more specifically, the actors who gave the character a real face. Among all of the thousands of portrayals of different characters from Hollywood movies, I felt that there were at least a few that we figured would be better off left alone and not recast.
Wolverine – Hugh Jackman
Wolverine has definitely been the most iconic X-Men character in the superhero movie world. Portrayed by none other than the charismatic Hugh Jackman, the role indeed has been immortalized for his rugged charm and bad boy antics to being a father figure and a mentor to many.
Joker – Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger viewed The Dark Knight’s Joker as “a psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy.” So how did he find that? He spent six weeks locked in a hotel room, studying every single comic that the Joker appeared in, at one point getting a mere two hours of sleep a night. Ledger devoted himself completely to studying the character’s psychology, physical ticks, voice, and laugh.
Heath Ledger made a complete, bold, terrifying transformation. And in my humble opinion, it was one of the single greatest film portrayals of all time.
Captain Jack Sparrow – Johnny Depp
Just made sense, this one. Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow created enough of hysteria for it to probably have become the ‘most worn Halloween cosplay role ever’. This doesn’t happen to often.
Rocky Balboa/ Rocky – Sylvester Stallone
Nostalgia has its perks. Rocky Balboa should never be reprised, in my opinion, purely out of respect for the man who created, nursed and then built the character to mammoth status. Stallone was and is the only one who can.
Kevin McCallister/Home Alone – MacauleyCulkin
Do I really need to say any more? MacauleyCulkin’s role in the Home Alone series was so widely appreciated that the little guy got typecast before his career even kick-started. As sad as that may be, he’s still irreplaceable.
Terminator – Arnold Schwarzenegger
He is the most recognizable action movie star and character ever, because ‘The Terminator’ is pure gold. I’m sure fans out there are still torn between whether it was more about the robotic ball-buster or Schwarzenegger himself.
I know many other iconic characters are out there but these are my favorites. Let us know your favorite iconic Hollywood characters which cannot be replaced in comment section other than the listed above.