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Recast Meet the Parents, Win a Prize

Recast Meet the Parents and Win a Prize!

Every other 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!

Since we're coming upon the time of year when lots of folks bring home that special someone to meet the family, I thought the Ben Stiller comedy Meet the Parents would be a fun movie to recast.

Who would you cast as the young couple in love: Male nurse Gaylord "Greg" Focker, and his fiancee Pam Byrnes? Then there's Pam's overprotective father, Jack Byrnes, a retired CIA operative played by an intimidating Robert De Niro. Blythe Danner as Pam's mother, Dina Byrnes, is superbly clueless in the role — who has a similarly sweet, calming manner? And then there's my favorite character to recast, Kevin Rawley (originally played by Owen Wilson), Pam's rich ex-fiance who is really good at woodworking.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Dec. 9, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

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Characters to recast:
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller)
Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo)
Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro)
Dina Byrnes (Blythe Danner)
Kevin Rawley (Owen Wilson)

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Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Will Arnett)Pam Byrnes (Kate Hudson)Jack Byrnes (Kurt Russell)Dina Byrnes (Goldie Hawn)Kevin Rawley (Ashton Kutcher)
mommapoppins mommapoppins 7 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Will Arnett) Pam Byrnes (Kate Hudson) Jack Byrnes (Kurt Russell) Dina Byrnes (Goldie Hawn) Kevin Rawley (Ashton Kutcher)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 7 years
I changed my mind about Pam.Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd)Pam Byrnes (Jennifer Aniston)Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good.Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep)Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 7 years
I changed my mind about Pam. Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd) Pam Byrnes (Jennifer Aniston) Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good. Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 7 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd) Pam Byrnes (Christina Applegate) Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good. Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 7 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd)Pam Byrnes (Christina Applegate)Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good.Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep)Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 7 years
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Gaylord "Greg" Focker: John Krasinski Pam Byrnes: Christina Applegate Jack Byrnes: Victor Garber Dina Byrnes: Jean Smart Kevin Rawley: Matt Dillon
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Gaylord "Greg" Focker - Jason Biggs(american pie) Pam Byrnes - Rachael McAdams(notebook) Jack Byrnes - Mark Harmon(NCIS) Dina Byrnes - Frances McDormand (burn after reading) Kevin Rawley - Dane Cook (my best friends girl) love dane cook and jason biggs together!!! had a hard time choosing kristen bell or rachael mcadams
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Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Steve Howey) Pam Byrnes (Joanna Garcia) Jack Byrnes (George Clooney) Dina Byrnes (Nicollette Sheridan) Kevin Rawley (Zach Braff)
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