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The Results Are In: Recast Back to the Future

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 week's recast challenge was a fond favorite for many of you, so I was delighted to see how thoughtful the recast lists were! Some of my favorite ideas include casting Frankie Muniz or Michael Cera as Marty McFly, as both actors have that youthful earnestness.

I also enjoyed many of the suggestions submitted for the character of Doc Brown, such as Steve Buscemi, and emei47's idea of Robert Downey Jr. Finally, selecting who should play the villainous Biff Tannen seemed to be a fun challenge for some of you, and I especially liked BunGirl's pick of Owen Wilson. BunGirl also posted her own cast photo, which I thought was awesome.
However, my favorite recast list this week comes from CocoChic! She wondered if we were casting these characters as teenagers or as adults. Because the actors in the original cast were in their 20s, I went with Coco's younger cast submission. To see who CocoChic picked along some new cast pictures,

CocoChic's cast:
Marty McFly — Shia LaBeouf
Doc — Johnny Depp
Lorraine McFly — Rachel McAdams
George McFly — Adam Brody
Biff Tannen — Chris Carmack

The new George, Lorraine and Marty:

The new Biff:

And the new Doc Brown:

Join The Conversation
Clarishi Clarishi 10 years
Great choices! I would exchange Shia and Adam´s roles though... Adam as Marty and Shia as George!!!
arienne arienne 10 years
Love it!
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Ha ha, thanks CaterpillarGirl, I'm really glad you like the recasts! And you always submit great, thoughtful casts, which is super cool. It's also such a subjective thing; what I envision is probably going to be different than what some others envision, so I suppose we should expect conflicts from time to time! Definitely keep playing because I'm always intrigued to see what you come up with every week. :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
truly, i am not trying to sound like a B*tch, i just think that this "recast" thing is awesome, it gives us all a chance to be creative, and really really think about the "what ifs" and i wait with baited breath to see what the final recast is every time!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
K- just saying its not that "wow" factor when youve seen em already two weeks ago.:)
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Actually, alynn, Rachel McAdams has been in exactly one other recast ever. She was chosen for the "Sex and the City" recast in addition to this one. She is not chosen every week. You can check all the old recasts to make sure if you'd like.
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
CaterpillarGirl — Thanks for weighing in. However, I'm not going to select a recast based entirely on the fact that the actors haven't yet been used in a recast. I'd rather pick the recast list with the actors that seem best for the roles. That's what the recast challenge is about. So, no, I don't think that if actors have already been used then they shouldn't be chosen again. In real life, actors sometimes actually appear in more than one movie each.
alynn alynn 10 years
Good cast. But predictable names - Rachel McAdams, as much as I love her, is recast in every movie/tv show every week.
NYShuls718 NYShuls718 10 years
I love CocoChic's cast...great pics too!
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Great cast! Shia, Rachel and Johnny are great choices.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
SORRY but i am going to have to call BUZZSUGAR out on this one. Dont you think that if someone has already been RECAST in a movie here, you cannot recast them again....especially because there are so many actors to choose from!!!! Adam Brody.....allready recast in karate Kid Shia.....allready recast in Ferris Buellers day off Lets keep it original. Lets keep it fresh.
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I think Carmack would make a GREAT Biff(you'd know if you watched The OC). I think Brody should be Marty and not George, though...Brody played a total geek on The OC.
rouma rouma 10 years
oooh johnny as Doc would be awesome. not sure about the rest of the cast though.
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
ROFL@Brody and Carmack! Oh man...that's great. And Johnny is SO weird enough to play Doc.
justagirlMrs justagirlMrs 10 years
I can totally see Johnny as doc!!
quesera79 quesera79 10 years
Johnny Depp as Doc is perfect!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Oh, perfect recast! I would definitely go see this film (if it was real.)
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
Great job! I think the only one throwing me off is Adam only because I wonder if he's geeky enough to play George? But Shia, Rachel, and Johnny are great pics! I think Johnny could bring a little sexiness to Doc that I wasn't expecting! Plus, he's just eccentric enough to pull that character off! Brilliant choice!
wilma1 wilma1 10 years
Have Johnny Depp in it Iam watching it.
Marci Marci 10 years
Perfect casting of Johnny Depp as Doc. Love it!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
Perfect cast
ilabooshka ilabooshka 10 years
shafiii shafiii 10 years
johnny depp is genious! and i love the idea of rachel and shia. nice job coco =)
CocoChic CocoChic 10 years
:whohoo: I never win!
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
I feel ya divine...I'm the same way!
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