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Recast Back to the Future and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

This 1985 sci-fi comedy should be tons of fun to recast, since the characters are so quirky, and the movie is such a favorite for many children of the '80s (well, and '70s, and '90s...). If you could recast Back to the Future today with new actors, who would you pick?

I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you will be itching to cast Shia LaBeouf in the part of Marty McFly, which might well be fitting, though I wonder who else could do well with the part. And who could play the zany Doc Brown? Or Marty's parents, Lorraine and George? And then, of course, there's Biff the bully.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, July 31, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,



Characters to recast:
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox)
Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown (Christopher Lloyd)
Lorraine Baines McFly (Lea Thompson)
George McFly (Crispin Glover)
Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson)

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sorano916 sorano916 8 years
Marty McFly: B.J. Novak Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown: Christopher Walken Lorraine Baines McFly: Sophia Bush George McFly: James Roday Biff Tannen: Balthazar Getty
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
Marty McFly - Shawn Ashmore Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown - Christopher Eckelston (from Dr. Who show c.2005) Lorraine Baines McFly - Rachel McAdams George McFly - Jason Schwartzman Biff Tannen - Hugh Jackman
rfarmer64 rfarmer64 8 years
Marty - Michael Cera Doc - David Koechner (Todd Packer from the Office, Clay from Run Ronnie Run) Lorraine - Laura Prepon George - Luke Wilson Biff - Joaquin Phoenix as a side note, Marty's girlfriend could be played by Isla Fisher.
BunGirl BunGirl 8 years
Marty McFly: Shawn Ashmore Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown: Robin Williams Lorraine Baines McFly: Julia Stiles George McFly: Jon Heder Biff Tannen: Owen Wilson Back to the Future
AliCat889 AliCat889 9 years
Marty McFly: Shia Labeouf Dr.Emmett ("Doc"): Larry David Lorraine Baines McFly: Kyra Sedgewick George McFly: Steve Carrell Biff Tannen: Vince Vaughn I should get points just for spelling Shia Lebeouf's name right. Just kidding.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 9 years
Marty McFly ( Ashton Kutcher) Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown (michael douglass) Lorraine Baines McFly (barbra streisand) George McFly (dustin hoffman) Biff Tannen (Vince Vaughn)
fubarbuzzby fubarbuzzby 9 years
Marty McFly - Shia LaBouf Dr. Emmett ("Doc") - Will Ferrell Lorraine Baines McFly- Amanda Bynes George McFly - Justin Long Biff Tannen - Chris Klien
Dasha Dasha 9 years
Marty McFly -- Justin Long (he's been mentioned, but i think he'd just be perfect) Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown -- For some reason I'm thinking Steve Buscemi Lorraine Baines McFly -- Michelle Williams George McFly -- Max Mignella Biff Tannen -- Ryan Reynolds (a bit uglified of course)
lintacious lintacious 9 years
Marty: Frankie Muniz Lorraine: Christine Taylor Doc: Christopher Walken George: John Turturro Biff: Jeffrey Jones
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Marty McFly = Shia Labeouf Dr. Emmett = Michael Caine (hello have you seen his role on Children of Men, perfect) Lorraine Baines McFly = Reese Witherspoon George McFly = Liev Schreiber Biff Tannen = Sean Williams Scott (Stifler from Americn Pie)
HellooQueen HellooQueen 9 years
Marty McFly (Shia LeBouf) Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown (Christopher Walken) Lorraine Baines McFly (Jennifer Garner) George McFly (Zach Braff) Biff Tannen (Channing Tatum) I think everyone wants Shia LeBouf for the role!
CT23 CT23 9 years
On second thought here's my full list: Marty - Anton Yelchin Doc - Paul Giamatti Lorraine - Amy Adams George - Justin Long Bif - Dane Cook
eaker eaker 9 years
Marty McFly (Michael Angarano) Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown (Brent Spiner) Lorraine Baines McFly (Danielle Panabaker) George McFly (Patrick Fugit) Biff Tannen (Sean Faris)
klynnmorton klynnmorton 9 years
I'm gonna go out on a limb My Picks Marty McFly: Elijah Wood Doc-Bill Murray Lorraine-Drew Barrymore George-Josh Harnett Biff-Scott Caan
CT23 CT23 9 years
I dont have time to think of the others but if anyone wants to steal my pic of Anton Yelchin from Alpha Dog and the upcoming Charlie Bartlett for their list, go ahead! He'd be great as Marty and I think he's the next big thing.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Marty- Frankie Muniz (like MJF, this guy is just forever a kid to me) Doc- Paul Giamatti (that mans eyes are crazy! Plus he has amazing range) Lorraine- Bryce Dallas Howard (she can play innocent, old fashioned very well) George- Lukas Haas (a bit dorky, off kilter, but amazing) Biff- Matthew Lillard ( I know he isn’t huge, but he can play the intimidating A-hole perfectly)
wynnkey wynnkey 9 years
I'm quite happy with my choices. :) I hope you guys are too. :) Marty McFly - Adam Brody Doc Brown - Jim Carrey Lorraine Baines McFly - Zooey Deschanel George McFly - Jason Ritter Biff Tannen - Charlie O'Connell
emei47 emei47 9 years
Marty McFly – Shia LaBeouf (from Transformers we can see he can be awkward as well as someone who can save the day) Dr. Emmett Brown – Robert Downey Jr. (just saw Zodiac and he can age so well) Lorraine Baines McFly – Rachel McAdams (is 31 yet can look like a teen in Mean Girls) George McFly - Scott M. Foster (fantastic in Greek, and is young yet can play a Dad) Biff Tannen- Ryan Hansen (perfect bully in Veronica Mars) yet, nothing is going to replace the original cast in my heart!
tiatia tiatia 9 years
Marty - Shia LeBeouf Doc - Jim Carey Lorraine - Suzanne Somers George - Steve Carell Biff - Adam Sandler
jmarc23 jmarc23 9 years
Marty McFly - Michael Cera Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown - Johnny Depp Lorraine Baines McFly - Natalie Portman George McFly - Luke Wilson Biff Tannen - Bradley Cooper
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Marty McFly--Jake Gyllanhaal(can play a geek) Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown--Dustin Hoffman (cooky) Lorraine Baines McFly--Reese Witherspoon (very motherly and sweet)* George McFly (Crispin Glover)--Patrick Dempsey (can be boyish and can look older)* Biff Tannen--Christian Slater (not good looking but plays a great mean guy) *"Reunited and it feels so good.."
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
Buzz, are we casting the parents and Biff as teenagers or adults? Marty McFly - Shia LaBeouf (only because he plays an awkward kid so well!) Doc - Johnny Depp Lorraine McFly - Renee Zellweger (if adult), Rachel McAdams (if teen) George McFly - Matthew Broderick (if adult), Adam Brody (if teen) Biff Tannen - Chris Carmack
moko312 moko312 9 years
I just LOVE this movie, so I couldn't stop thinking of other fun casting possibilities! Here's one more: Marty McFly- Justin Long Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown- Christopher Walken (I know he's been mentioned, but he really would be amazing!) Lorraine Baines McFly- Winona Ryder George McFly- Paul Rudd Biff Tannen- Chris Evans
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