23 Actors Who Were So Perfectly Cast In Their Roles That There Isn't Anybody Else Who Could've Played Them

We've all had that experience where we've been so impressed by one of the actosr in a movie or TV show that you can't help but think to yourself, They are so perfect in this there is NO way anybody else could've played it! Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight is a perfect example of this and one everybody agrees on.

the joker holding up a joker card
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And a more recent example is Janelle James as Ava Coleman in Abbott Elementary. Recently, I came across this Reddit thread where user AMissKathyNewman was curious about just that when they started a thread titled: "Actors who were absolutely perfect for their role."

her character opening up a teacher's lounge fridge full of product she's selling
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The thread got over 3.8K responses from people eager to share the actors they thought were just perfectly cast in their movie and TV roles. Below are the top, best, and most often commented actors:

1.Rachel McAdams as Regina George in Mean Girls

closeup of her character in the bathroom

2.Nick Offerman as Bill in The Last of US

his character sits at a piano while another has his hand on his shoulder for comfort

3.Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde films

her character questioning a witness in court

4.Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose in Schitt's Creek

her character sitting at the edge of a bed

5.Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer

closeup of him

6.Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl

closeup of her

7.Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery

closeup of her holding up a knife

8.Antony Starr as Homelander in The Boys

two characters in their uniform

9.J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films

his character behind in a desk in a suit

10.Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in House

closeup of him holding up hospital items

11.Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development

closeup of her character sitting with a martini

12.Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho

closeup of him in a suit

13.Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings films

closeup of him with a horse

14.Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU

closeup of him trying out a new weapon

15.Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

closeup of her

16.Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman in the Superman films

closeup of him in the cape

17.Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho

him sitting and leaning back in a chair

18.Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in WandaVision

closeup of her

19.Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

closeup of him

20.James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos

he stands with his arms crossed

21.Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, The Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey

closeup of her

22.Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians

closeup of her with the short two-toned hair

23.And lastly, Ryan Gosling as Ken in Barbie

closeup of him with a bandana and fur coat

You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity

Alright guys, I think you probably agree with all of these. But is there someone you think should've been on this list? Let us know in the comments below!