It's a great day when you see an actor in a role that seems as if it was tailor-made for them.

While the Disney film 101 Dalmatians is an animated classic at this point, there is no doubt that the decision to cast Glenn Close in the live-action remake was the right one. She embodies every inch of that character. Even if you don't like Disney flicks, there's no doubt that the film is a showcase for her stunning acting.

Speaking of Glenn Close... we might want to just run down the list of her most acclaimed roles, because she was pretty much perfectly cast in all of them. Looking at you, Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor tms88 asked the online community:

"Which movie/series character is perfectly cast?"

"So much so..."

"Dolores Umbridge. Imelda Staunton did such an incredible job at being an unlikeable monster. So much so that a lot of Harry Potter fans hate her more than Voldemort."


Perhaps the one character from the series that inspires the most hate – and in the best way.

"She played that character's..."

"Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson in The Office. She played that character's downward spiral perfectly."


She did indeed. Excellent acting in a series that included plenty of it.

"The head of Disney..."

"Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean."

"The head of Disney at the time hated what Depp was doing while they were filming the first Pirates movie. Apparently there was a call where he was heard screaming at the director that he’s ruining everything and he did all he could to basically sabotage the movie."

"He quickly changed his tune after Depps performance was a huge hit after release."


And Johnny Depp's been laughing all the way to the bank since. He even got an Oscar nomination for it!

"He was so convincing..."

"Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon."

"He was so convincing that it ruined his career. Can’t get much more perfect than that. Sad that people are idiots but it was incredible casting."


I'd say he decided to go back to school and do theater more than "ruined his life" but he could probably pick up another role tomorrow if he wanted to.

"Really a stunning performance..."

"Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Really a stunning performance, and a heartbreaking loss."


I don't even care for The Dark Knight that much and there's no denying that Heath Ledger is all kinds of brilliant in it.

"That was acting?"

"J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002-2007). That was acting? I thought they summoned the character straight from the comic books."


I was rewatching Spider-Man 2 recently and have to agree: Stunning casting. So good, in fact, that they used Simmons again other films!

"He is wonderfully cast..."

"Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He is wonderfully cast and such an amazing and deep character. Hiddleston portrays such emotion so subtly or so violently and it’s beautiful."


If it wasn't for his Loki performance, Hiddleston wouldn't have been able to turn in great work in other stuff, too. The Night Manager is a miniseries that works precisely because of this same charm.

"I've hated him for years..."

"Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus in Gladiator. I've hated him for years because of that character, and I mean that as a compliment on his acting skills."


A character audiences love to hate. He did a good job being utterly dispicable in that role.

"Everyone has played..."

"Walter White, Saul Goodman, Gustavo Fring, Jesse Pinkman, Mike.. basically the whole crew of Breaking Bad. Everyone has played all phases of their characters as if it's all the happenings of their own lives."


The entire cast of Breaking Bad was firing on all cylinders from day one – and somehow just got better and better with each subsequent season.

"They absolutely nailed those characters."

"The four Golden Girls were perfect - Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund, Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, and Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo. They absolutely nailed those characters."


This show is a classic for a reason. Who could imagine anyone else in these roles? Sacrilige!

There's no doubt about it – there's something magical about seeing great actors work their magic on screen. If they happen to align with the role perfectly, that's a bonus.

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