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Recast Say Anything 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!

I know, I know, I know — Say Anything is perfect and adorable as it is. The characters are classic, the original performances are probably burned into your head for the rest of time. But still, if you could recast this movie now with new actors, who would you pick to play Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court? What about Diane's father James, and Lloyd's sister Constance?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, November 13, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


I'm keeping it simple this week by leaving out Lloyd's friends and his nephew Jason, though you may recast those roles as well if you are so inclined.

Characters to recast:
Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)
Diane Court (Ione Skye)
James Court (John Mahoney)
Constance Dobler (Joan Cusack)

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WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Shia LeBeouf Diane Court - Natalie Portman James Court - Terry O'Quinn Constance Dobler - Isla Fischer
BellaCalla BellaCalla 8 years
This is totally sacreligious but I'll go it anyway ;) Lloyd Dobler - Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen from Friday Night Lights) Diane Court - Alexis Bledel John Court - Gary Sinise Constance Dobler - Jenna Fischer
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Justin Long Diane Court - Aimee Teegarden John Court - Alan Dale Constance Dobler - Rachael Griffiths
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Zachary Levi Diane Court - Sophia Bush John Court - Victor Garber Constance Dobler - Charisma Carpenter
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
Lloyd Dobler- Shia Labeouf Diane Court- Hayden Panettiere John Court- Kevin Spacey Constance Dobler- Anne Hathaway
bugness bugness 8 years
Wow, I'm surprised at the casts of 30-something actors and actresses... A lot of the "Diane Court" choices are WAY too old. I won't name names, but I'd imagine 25 is tops for pulling off 18. remember, this is a movie about recent high school graduates! I really cannot bring myself to touch this. Nope.
KenzieChevelle KenzieChevelle 8 years
Lloyd Dobler (Josh Hartnett) Diane Court (Anne Hathaway) James Court (Tim Robbins) Constance Dobler (Emily Blunt)
_XXXHolic_ _XXXHolic_ 8 years
Lloyd Dobler (Penn Badgley) Diane Court (Evangeline Lily) James Court (Dustin Hoffman) Constance Dobler (Chyler Leigh) Corey Flood (Liv Tyler)
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 8 years
kersalli, justing long would be SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! haha
EmPaige EmPaige 8 years
Lloyd - Jesse Bradford Diane - Rachel Bilson James - James Spader Constance - Lily Taylor, love it.
kersalli kersalli 8 years
Lloyd Dobler- Justin Long Diane Court- Ginnifer Goodwin Constance Dobler- Parker Posey James Court- Dustin Hoffman
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Jake Gyllenhaal Diane Court - Brittany Murphy James Court - Steve Guttenberg Constance Dobler - Maggie Gyllenhaal Corey Flood - Zooey Deschanel
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
OMG! Bhilb beat me to it.. that is EXACTLY what I was going to put down!! Ok bhilb.. you are seriously scaring me now!! That would be the only way to recast it!!
pistonsjenny pistonsjenny 8 years
Lloyd Dobler: Justin Long Diane Court: Chyler Leigh James Court: Alec Baldwin Constance Dobler: Isla Fisher
City-Love City-Love 8 years
Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) Jake Gyllenhaal Diane Court (Ione Skye) Jennifer Connelly James Court (John Mahoney) Craig T Nelson Constance Dobler (Joan Cusack) Maggie Gyllenhaal .
-Maryan- -Maryan- 8 years
Lloyd Dobler- Jake Gyllenhaal Diane Court- Hayden Panettiere James Court- Elliot Gould (Friends, Ocean's 11, 12, 13) Constance Dobler- Rachel Weisz
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 8 years
No no no no no no no. Buzz are you trying to give me a heart attack? There's fun hypothesizing and then there's sacrilege. Don't mess with my Lloyd.
bhilb bhilb 8 years
Lloyd Dobler = Shia LeBoeuf Diane Court = Rachel Bilsen James Court = Victor Garber Constance = Zooey Deschanel But really, the original cast is perfect.
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Adam Brody Diane Court - Alexis Bledel James Court - Larry Miller Constance Dobler - Jennifer Garner
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
Shia Lebouf is tasty. I don't havea cast I just wanted to point that out. Mmmm Shia
Tisane Tisane 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Jake Gyllenhaal Diane Court - Rachel McAdams James Court - Chris Cooper Constance Dobler - Maggie Gyllenhaal
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 8 years
Ohhhhhhhhh this is one of my favorites of all time..... Lloyd Dobler - Ryan Gosling Diane Court - Rachel McAdams James Court - Ed Harris Constance Dobler - Kristin Chenoweth C'mon....you KNOW you want to see Rachel & Ryan together again. Sigh........
nikkih nikkih 8 years
Lloyd Dobler - Shia LaBeouf Diane Court - Alison Lohman James Court - James Woods Constance Dobler - Bijou Phillips
kateaustin456 kateaustin456 8 years
Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)-Shia Labeouf Diane Court (Ione Skye)-Leighton Meester James Court (John Mahoney)-Kelsey Grammer Constance Dobler (Joan Cusack)-Amber Tamblyn
dollymama dollymama 8 years
Lloyd Dobler- Michael Cera Diane Court- Anne Hathaway James Court- David Duchovny Constance Dobler- Zooey Deschanel A bit of a disparity in age between Cera and Hathaway, but I can't think of anyone better to play either role than those two.
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