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Recast The Karate Kid 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!

Here's an oldie but goodie that was so cool the first time around it spawned several sequels — including The Next Karate Kid, starring Hilary Swank. Given the opportunity to recast The Karate Kid, who would you put in the part of wise Mr. Miyagi and his "grasshopper," Daniel? What about Daniel's lady friend Ali and her mean ex-boyfriend/Daniel's enemy Johnny?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, May 22, 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:
Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita)
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio)
Ali Mills (Elisabeth Shue)
Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka)

The BuzzSugar t-shirt


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sarap-007 sarap-007 10 years
Daniel- Milo Ventimiglia Mr. Miyagi- George Takei Ali- Hayden Panettiere Johnny- Chad Michael Murray ** almost wanted to put chuck norris as miyagi, but i guess that would be more of a karate kid spoof movie.**
sascha9000 sascha9000 10 years
Daniel: CHRIS LOWELL (aka PIZ from veronica Mars) Mr. Miyagi: CHOW YUN FAT Ali: GINNIFER GOODWIN Johnny: JASON LEWIS
Emers Emers 10 years
Daniel: Daniel Radcliffe Mr. Miyagi: David Carradine Ali: Mischa Barton Johnny: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I think Shia is a great pick for Daniel, thats who I thought of. But I can't think of a Miyagi. Chan is too much of a ham for the part.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Oh wow! I totally misunderstood the Ali part - I don't know WHAT I was thinking. Can I change it to Mandy Moore instead?? :OOPS:
SU3 SU3 10 years
Mr. Miyagi: Chow Yun Fat Daniel: Ben McKenzie (more like Ryan from OC) Ali: Meg Ryan Johnny: Austin Nichols
brazilnut brazilnut 10 years
Daniel:Jesse Bradford Mr. Miyagi: Steven Seagal Ali: Alexis Bledel Johnny: Channing Tatum I know that Steven Seagal isn't exactly Asian, but it would be pretty funny to watch him wax on, wax off!
bibiruby82 bibiruby82 10 years
Daniel: Shia Labeouf Mr. Miyagi: Jackie Chan Ali: Lindsay Lohan Johnny: Jesse McCartney
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Characters to recast: Mr. Miyagi Togo Igawa Daniel LaRusso Adam Brody Ali Mills Kristen Bell Johnny Lawrence Chad Michael Murray
lem0n lem0n 10 years
Daniel: Shia Labeouf Mr. Miyagi: George Takei Ali: Lindsey Lohan Johnny: Chris Evans
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