It has come to our attention (both through viewing the movie ourselves and reading most responses to the film…) that Russell Crowe was not really a favorite in the Les Miserables film. He was…well, how do I say this nicely? Not exactly great. To quote a family member of mine who is a HUGE Russell Crowe fan, “If I were in charge of his career, I never would’ve let him do this part.”
I’m not trying to be mean, but I think we can all agree that he was the least ready for the part. His singing was strained, it didn’t really seem like he bought the character. Truth is, there is even an interview with the actor himself where he admits that he didn’t like Javert. Look, WE don’t either, but if you’re going to play him, you should at least convince yourself that you like him and believe his motivation for the duration of the film. But I think his singing was his biggest offense, especially when so many people could’ve done it better. Am I right?
Basically, what we want to know is who you think SHOULD have played Javert in the movie instead of Russell Crowe?
In a comment below, tell us your nominations and we will tally up the most popular for everyone to vote on!