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Recast Reality Bites 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!

For this week's recast challenge, let's tap into the angst of Generation X and find a new group of actors for Reality Bites, Ben Stiller's 1994 directorial debut. There's the pouty Lelaina, scruffball Troy, square Michael, promiscuous Gap employee Vickie and commitmentphobe Sammy. What new actors could dredge up some mid-1990s anguish for a new Reality Bites?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, December 4, 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:
Lelaina Pierce (Winona Ryder)
Troy Dyer (Ethan Hawke)
Vickie Miner (Janeane Garofalo)
Michael Grates (Ben Stiller)
Sammy Gray (Steve Zahn)

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jessejean31 jessejean31 7 years
Troy: Timothy Olyphant Lelaina: Isla Fischer Vickie: Kat Dennings Micheal: Justin Bartha Sammy: Danny Masterson
maddgiggler maddgiggler 8 years
Lelaina Pierce- Natalie Portman Troy Dyer- Heath Ledger Vickie Miner- Mandy Moore Michael Grates- Adam Brody Sammy Gray-Jake Gyllenhal
Advah Advah 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Emily Mortimer) Troy Dyer (Jason Bateman) Vickie Miner (Amy Poehler) Michael Grates (Thomas Gibson) Sammy Gray (Paul Adelstein) I really liked that film, especially the passage when U2's All I Want is You starts playing. Still sends shivers down my spine!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
Leilani Price-Evan Rachel Wood Vicki Miner-Zooey Deschanel Troy Dyer-Skeet Ulrich Micheal Grates-Paul Rudd Sammy Gray-Luke Wilson
stephiec274 stephiec274 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (samaire armstrong) Troy Dyer (Ryan Gosling) Vickie Miner (Zooey Deschanel) Michael Grates (Milo Ventimiglia) Sammy Gray (Zach Braff)
Kellylicious Kellylicious 8 years
BTW. Justin Bobby...HILARIOUS.
Kellylicious Kellylicious 8 years
Actually, I want to switch Jason as Sammy and James as Michael
Kellylicious Kellylicious 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Natalie Portman) Troy Dyer (Josh Hartnett) Vickie Miner (Sarah Gilbert) Michael Grates (Jason Schwartzman) Sammy Gray (James Franco)
biochemlovely biochemlovely 8 years
I tried to pick people that haven't been mentioned yet: Lelaina Pierce - Kate Bosworth Troy Dyer - James Franco Vickie Miner - Chloe Sevigny Michael Grates - Mark Ruffalo Sammy Gray - Peter Sarsgaard
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Lelaina - Rachel McAdams Troy - James McAvoy Vickie - Maggie Gyllenhal Michael - Ryan Gosling Sammy - Emile Hirsch
gabyt25 gabyt25 8 years
Rachel Blison-Leliani Emile Hirsch-Troy Zooey Deschanel-Vickie Milo Ventimiglia-Michael Elijiah Wood- Sammy
kgiuffre kgiuffre 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Chyler Leigh) Troy Dyer (Shia LaBeouf) Vickie Miner (Amber Tamblyn) Michael Grates (Adam Brody) Sammy Gray (Michael Cera)
anniemation anniemation 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Ellen Page) Troy Dyer (Emile Hirsch) Vickie Miner (Alia Shawkat) Michael Grates (Zachary Levi) Sammy Gray (Paul Dano)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Anna Faris) Troy Dyer (Heath Ledger) Vickie Miner (Amber Tamblyn) Michael Grates (Ben Foster) Sammy Gray (Michael Cera)
lovehenry lovehenry 8 years
Ok - here goes: Vickie - Rumer Willis Michael - Ryan Philippe Sammy - Seth Rogan Lelaina- Natalie Portman Tory - John Mayer
leahlarocco leahlarocco 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Winona Ryder)- Marisa Tomei Troy Dyer (Ethan Hawke)- Jude Law Vickie Miner (Janeane Garofalo)- Salma Hayek Michael Grates (Ben Stiller)- Adam Sandler Sammy Gray (Steve Zahn)- Hugh Jackman
-Maryan- -Maryan- 8 years
Lelaina Pierce (Courtney Cox) Troy Dyer (David Arquette) Vickie Miner (Tina Fey) Michael Grates (Adam Sandler) Sammy Gray (Elijah Wood)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Again, I didn't look at anyone else's before posting... Lelaina Pierce - Selma Blair Troy Dyer - Hayden Christiensen Vickie Miner - Zooey Deschanel Michael Grates - Milo Ventimiglia Sammy Gray - Justin Long
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 8 years
This is going to be a hard one......the original cast was perfecto. Lelaina Pierce (Natalie Portman) Troy Dyer (Adrian Grenier) Vickie Miner (Zooey Deschanel) Michael Grates (Adam Brody) Sammy Gray (Andy Samberg)
nikkih nikkih 8 years
Lelaina Pierce--Natalie Portman Troy Dyer--Ryan Gosling Vickie Miner--Zooey Deschanel Michael Grates--Jake Gyllenhaal Sammy Gray--Zac Efron
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
winona - keira knightley (has anyone seen The Jacket?) ben - jake gyllenhaal ethan - ryan philippe jeanine - sara silverman steve - zach braff
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
ok i didnt look at any other comments so i wouldnt be influnced winona - zooey descanel ben - Milo ventimiglia ethan - shia lebeuff jeanine - sara silverman steve - seth rogan
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
Lol @ Justin Bobby playing Troy. Wait, no, that could work. JB reminds me of a disgusting pig version of a good friend of mine and Troy is basically the same person as a good friend of mine. Haha. BTW, I LOVED this movie.
klugea klugea 8 years
Lelaina Pie - Natalie Portman Troy Dyer - Justin Bobby from The Hills Vickie Miner - Ellen Page Michael Grates - Christopher Gorham from Ugly Betty Sammy Gray - Ben Foster
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no idea, but i loved this movie! "tempted by the fruit of another..." i think of this movie everytime i hear that song. and how hot was ethan hawke in this :KISS:
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