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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Russell Crowe as Javert, Les Miserables 

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Russell Crowe is a man of many talents, but we wouldn’t necessarily put singing on that list. The actor starred as main villain, Javert, in the 2012 musical Les Miserables, and he gave a weak performance. His singing chops compared to his co-stars, including Anne HathawaySamantha Barks and Aaron Tveit, were lackluster at best and made it difficult to take him seriously as the evil and vindictive police inspector. Don’t worry, we’re not alone in this thought. The actor himself has admitted that the vocal work was poor, responding to critiques and comments on Twitter from stars and audience members like Adam Lambert. We weren’t crazy about this performance, but we love self awareness.

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