Sometimes it's hard to imagine another actor playing an iconic, perfectly cast role – like Tony Down by Robert Downey Jr. Hollywood has made it for the first time, and if anyone ever tries to follow in their footsteps, it will he has trouble winning over the audience.
But in other cases, filmmakers make better calls the second time because nobody is perfect.
In very rare cases, however, proved the third time as the real charm, since the fans were only in third place a note-exact repetition of a popular movie character.
Unfortunately, there are countless other cases of third-cast actors who could not match their predecessors – Roger Moore as James Bond, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, and Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander – but Hollywood occasionally needs a decent three to catch on to land a perfect choice for the casting.
Regardless of how good (or bad) their ancestors were, these actors all had their role in the third rehearsal, often even when other actors came and went …