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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2018, 02:42:53 PM »


I can't really comment as I haven't seen the film, but they don't look a bit like Nicholas Lyndhurst and Janet Dibley.

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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2018, 03:11:55 PM »
It was the inclusion of Austin Powers, as his right hand man which threw me.

A wonderful scene.

I remember thinking "what the fuck is going on" but also "my word this is ridiculous and I love it"


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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2018, 04:21:42 PM »
Hayden Christiansen as Bob Dylan in Factory Girl which is one of the most all round shitty and cuntiest films I’ve ever seen.

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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2018, 04:25:30 PM »
I'm shocked this hasn't come up yet.

2004's 'Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story', staring Flex Wheeler (and a shit ton of make up) as the titular character.

Here's everyone's favourite clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wUa8yWMgoE

I'm desperate to see the full thing but can't find it online anywhere.

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« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2018, 04:58:50 PM »
That film is hilarious. Better than most comedy films

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« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2018, 05:18:54 PM »
Hayden Christiansen as Bob Dylan in Factory Girl which is one of the most all round shitty and cuntiest films I’ve ever seen.

He isn't Bob Dylan. He's Dob Bylan. Dylan wanted to sue the production before it was shot, and they had to make a few changes to the character. Well, mostly the name.

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« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2018, 06:40:52 PM »
I'm desperate to see the full thing but can't find it online anywhere.

The whole thing is on youtube in 16 parts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wAbDCPakHk&list=PLCAE9C645E2A91C21

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #97 on: November 23, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »
How about Domnhall Gleason as Bob Geldof in "When Harvey Met Bob?"

https://vimeo.com/98174488

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #98 on: November 23, 2018, 11:51:08 AM »
I think Willem Defoe really nailed Jesus. Not like that. Or that.

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« Reply #99 on: November 23, 2018, 10:22:46 PM »
How about Domnhall Gleason as Bob Geldof in "When Harvey Met Bob?"

https://vimeo.com/98174488
"Billy Connolly" in it is far worse. Played by Irish standup Dave Young, think an even worse Brendan O'Carroll.

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #100 on: November 24, 2018, 12:24:31 AM »
Oh, I've got a big one (phoooaaar), at least for a certain breed of American comedy fan - there was a made-for-TV Hugh Hefner biography, Hefner: Unauthorized, made in 1999, wherein the role of legendary, groundbreaking stand-up Lenny Bruce was assayed by... Pauly Shore. I damn near headbutted my TV when I saw that. Hmf.

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #101 on: December 09, 2018, 10:10:39 AM »
World Trade Center casts William Mapother, Tom Cruise's cousin as someone who in real life was black. Accidental, apparently.
Cuba (1979) does the opposite, Earl Cameron as Hispanic Cuban Rossell-Leyva, who IRL was a dead ringer for John Bluthal, who weirdly is not in Cuba, despite being a British-based actor known for playing "good ethnics", and a regular in the films of Cuba's director, Dick Lester.

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« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2019, 05:22:23 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBedzZ7QAW0 WTF? Kris Kristofferson as Abe Lincoln...

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #103 on: January 27, 2019, 07:25:46 AM »
Brian Dennehy as fat ugly serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

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« Reply #104 on: January 27, 2019, 09:07:51 AM »
I haven't seen it myself but my sister contends that Tom Hardy's portrayal of the Kray twins in Legend is the most ridiculous thing that may have ever happened in filmic history. I can easily believe this to be the case...




Hard to take him seriously, to be honest.

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« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2019, 06:29:29 PM »
Seeing as it is somehow up for a Best Picture Oscar, Bohemian Rhapsody has a number of bad portrayals. Worst offender for me is Kenny Everett’s. Way too queen-y, far too flamboyant. Makes the playing of the song seem to be purely as a michevious favour rather than a gesture from someone who relished the avant-garde and liked the track.

Then the guy playing Bob Geldof has far too much screen time and reminds me of Stuart Lee’s Brad Pitt Irish impression


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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #106 on: February 04, 2019, 06:49:24 PM »
Not sure if mentioned but the magistrates in that recent Peterloo Massacre epic were incredibly shit (sorry i know someones is related to one, and i'm sure they are brilliant otherwise it was just terrible directing).


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« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2019, 01:53:36 PM »
What about Brian Wilson, and indeed all the Beach Boys in this made for TV shitter?

https://youtu.be/X9u5vix5RM4

"I'm telling you guys. The story of The Beach Boys is only just beginning"

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« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2019, 01:59:33 PM »
What about Brian Wilson, and indeed all the Beach Boys in this made for TV shitter?

https://youtu.be/X9u5vix5RM4

"I'm telling you guys. The story of The Beach Boys is only just beginning"

Seen that. It's an astonishingly bad film.
One for the 'Worst Portrayal Of Real Facial Hair In Film Ever' thread too.

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« Reply #109 on: February 15, 2019, 02:20:42 PM »
What about Brian Wilson, and indeed all the Beach Boys in this made for TV shitter?

https://youtu.be/X9u5vix5RM4

"I'm telling you guys. The story of The Beach Boys is only just beginning"

Wow that's bad, I'm a fan of the Beach Boys but had no idea this thing existed.  I thought John Cusack was a bit miscast as Brian in Love & Mercy (not helped by the fact that Paul Dano also played him in the same movie and fit the role much better) but this performance is on a whole other level.  I'm very tempted to track down the full movie & subject myself to it.

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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #110 on: February 15, 2019, 05:59:42 PM »
Everybody in The Linda McCartney Story, but especially the bit where John Lennon turns up at his house: "MCCARTNEY!! MCCARTNEY!!!"

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Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #111 on: February 16, 2019, 11:20:19 AM »
Everybody in The Linda McCartney Story, but especially the bit where John Lennon turns up at his house: "MCCARTNEY!! MCCARTNEY!!!"

No, that's fantastic .  "I'll get you McCartney!"  Lennon as played by Rumplestiltskin.

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« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2021, 05:22:39 PM »
A year or two gone.

But Brian Cox as Andrew Neil in 1990's Secret Weapon

Has Neil ever had a tache?

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« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2021, 09:03:41 PM »
Well, it was because QT always loved Rod Taylor (rightly so), and wanted to cast him.


HE WAS MEANT TO BE CHURCHILL?!???



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« Reply #114 on: April 10, 2021, 11:11:31 PM »

Almost certainly alone on this one, but I thought Christian Bale was appalling in 2010's The Fighter.

I have no context of what the real life person he portrayed was like, but it felt like he was in a different film to the rest of the performances.

Naturally, he won best supporting Oscar for this role.

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« Reply #115 on: April 10, 2021, 11:46:17 PM »


Or perhaps best portrayal.

Re: Worst Portrayal Of Real People In Film Ever
« Reply #116 on: April 11, 2021, 12:49:49 AM »
Cuba Gooding Jnr was astoundingly weird casting as OJ Simpson in American Crime Story. Not only does he not physically resemble him, but doesn't act like him either, his "OJ" is far too emotional, basically always behaving like an obviously guilty man, whereas it seems like the real OJ always had a flat, affectless façade in public like a true psychopath.

It's almost like Gooding Jnr had never seen the real OJ and just had to make a best guess as to how he'd act in any given situation.

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« Reply #117 on: April 11, 2021, 01:41:26 AM »
Cuba Gooding Jnr was astoundingly weird casting as OJ Simpson in American Crime Story. Not only does he not physically resemble him, but doesn't act like him either, his "OJ" is far too emotional, basically always behaving like an obviously guilty man, whereas it seems like the real OJ always had a flat, affectless façade in public like a true psychopath.

It's almost like Gooding Jnr had never seen the real OJ and just had to make a best guess as to how he'd act in any given situation.

Yes!  One of the most egregious cases of miscasting ever!  It's weird because literally all the other roles were cast so well.  I suspect it was a studio mandate.  Contracts and shit.

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« Reply #118 on: April 11, 2021, 02:16:35 AM »
Travolta did look like he was actually wearing the flayed skin of Robert Shapiro a bit, though.

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« Reply #119 on: April 11, 2021, 12:34:10 PM »
Most of what I remember from that is Ross from Friends saying "Juiiiiiiiiiice!" every 30 seconds.

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