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Original actors vs remake actors

Whenever another remake gets announced, the majority of film fans, or people what can type, find themselves in a state of uncontrollable fury. "It'll never be as good as the original", "Why doesn't Hollywood get some new ideas?" and "How dare they remake that film I didn't really like anyway?" can all be heard ad nauseum.

But we're a bit obsessed with them, even when they're truly awful (not naming names but Wicker Man). We've previously compared the posters of the old and the new but now, we're comparing the actors chosen to play each role. Some are rather similar while some are rather not. Discuss.

(Images: Rex Features, All Star)

  • Original actors vs remake actors

    Alex Murphy (Robocop)

    Played by: Peter Weller (1987) and Joel Kinnaman (2014)

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    Alfie (Alfie)

    Played by: Michael Caine (1966) and Jude Law (2004)

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    Major Bennett Marco (The Manchurian Candidate)

    Played by: Frank Sinatra (1962) and Denzel Washington (2004)

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    Charlie Croker (The Italian Job)

    Played by: Michael Caine (1969) and Mark Wahlberg (2003)

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    Rooster Cogburn (True Grit)

    Played by: John Wayne (1969) and Jeff Bridges (2010)

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    Robert Neville (The Omega Man/I Am Legend)

    Played by: Charlton Heston (1971) and Will Smith (2007)

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    Laurie Strode (Halloween)

    Played by: Jamie Lee Curtis (1978) and Scout Taylor-Compston (2007)

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    Jack Carter (Get Carter)

    Played by: Michael Caine (1971) and Sylvester Stallone (2000)

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    Carrie White (Carrie)

    Played by: Sissy Spacek (1976) and Chloe Grace Moretz (2013

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    George Lutz (The Amityville Horror)

    Played by: James Brolin (1979) and Ryan Reynolds (2005)

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    Danny Ocean (Ocean's Eleven)

    Played by: Frank Sinatra (1960) and George Clooney (2001)

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    Ann Darrow (King Kong)

    Played by: Fay Wray (1933) and Naomi Watts (2005)

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    Ann (Funny Games)

    Played by: Susanne Lothar (1997) and Naomi Watts (2007)

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    Chris Kelvin (Solaris)

    Played by: Donatas Banionis (1972) and George Clooney (2002)

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    Douglas Quaid (Total Recall)

    Played by: Arnold Schwarzenegger (1962) and Colin Farrell (1991)

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    Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    Played by: Gene Wilder (1971) and Johnny Depp (2005)

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    Joanna Eberhart (The Stepford Wives)

    Played by: Katharine Ross (1975) and Nicole Kidman (2004)

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    Arthur (Arthur)

    Played by: Dudley Moore (1981) and Russell Brand (2011)

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    David Sumner (Straw Dogs)

    Played by: Dustin Hoffman (1971) and James Marsden (2011)

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    Perseus (Clash of the Titans)

    Played by: Harry Hamlin (1981) and Sam Worthington (2010)

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