Originally Posted by Shutthehellup
Just say this mate-If you are a producer and make a movie with a budget of say 50 million.Do you want Cruise(No awards but sure 400 million) or De Niro(Sure award and makes 75-100 million)?
all depends on the movie as i said there will have been many a high budget movie who could have casted cruise or will smith or so in there lead role but choose to have a lesser known actor in the role instead because they felt that they would do the role more justice.. and make them more money in the long run over the initial bums in seats for the big name catch...
not all directors make movies to make money... some if not most are in it for the art... there not all vince mcmahons.
take the Star wars prequels lucas could have had the whole cast from skywalker to the last storm tropper in top notch a list stars..... depp as kenobi, pitt as vadar, cruise as skywalker.... why didnt he ? cause they would have plain ass sucked and yes the initial sales would be great everyone coming to see there fave stars.... then the movie would get panned by critics and fans... the movie series would be ruined and then dvd sales would suffer and interest in more more sequels if they wanted them would be blown...
lucas choose actors to fit the roles and make the movies how he pictured them being.