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After Gene Wilder, any actor will seem mis-cast as Wonka.

In the book Wille Wonka mean spirited and despicable . Gene Wilder made him a bit more likable . Johnny Depp's version of Wonka not even remotely likable until the very end of the film when he see the light.
 

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Benedict Cumberbach as Khan. I just didn't get it.

he;s a terrific actor but shouldn't have been cast in the role of Khan . What they might have done here is cast him as Mayberry rival of Khan who had all escaped from Earth at the same time as Khan ?
 

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he;s a terrific actor but shouldn't have been cast in the role of Khan . What they might have done here is cast him as Mayberry rival of Khan who had all escaped from Earth at the same time as Khan ?


He's a good actor, but he's been miscast several times. Khan was one, but its very difficult (impossible?) to replace the original actor in the role. Seeing as it was a different timeline, a cleverer thing may have been to have a different character as the antagonist. Anyway Khan was wasted in a one-act movie. Would have been much better to give him a reason to hate Kirk before the ultimate showdown.
 

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I adore the 1978 Superman film directed by Richard Donner, but find myself gritting my teeth whenever Gene Hackman appears to clown it up as Lex Luthor. Why they never cast Telly Savalas in the role, I'll never understand. Check out the 1969 Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", where he plays Blofeld, to see how the role should have been played.
 

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I adore the 1978 Superman film directed by Richard Donner, but find myself gritting my teeth whenever Gene Hackman appears to clown it up as Lex Luthor. Why they never cast Telly Savalas in the role, I'll never understand. Check out the 1969 Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", where he plays Blofeld, to see how the role should have been played.

Telly Savalas would have been intriguing choice for role and probably would have been good in it. That said I still like Hackman

Other actor who would have been a good in the role Sir Richard Burton.
 

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