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It's no news that Charlie Hunnam has now dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey due to the immense pressure of playing the role. While speculation is going around that the role of Christian Grey is cursed, that no one is good looking, or has enough charisma is portray such an iconic character. Now of course the novel is no masterpiece, but it provided a good lust filled escapism for three books.
The character of Christian Grey is and will be a tough spot to fill, as Charlie Hunnam had the looks going for him, but that just wasn't good enough. There are plenty of lists on actors who should play the title role, but I'm here to give you a list of actors who simply should not play Christian Grey. These actors vary from age, mainstream success, and from other lists that say they actually should play the role, but I simply disagree. All of these guys are heartthrobs, but they're either just too good to play such a role, or they just won't fit it completely.
10) Brad Pitt
Now before you say he's too old, understand that it's Hollywood and there's make-up. I understand that Christian Grey is around 28 in the books, but nonetheless Pitt's age is not the reason why he should not play the role. He's simply too good for the role, he's a role-model to many young aspiring kids, and he has a family of his own, it would be bad press and give he a bad reputation that he's worked so hard to uphold.
9) Christian Bale
Sure they share the same name. Sure he's a great looking guy. Sure he's a maniac behind the scenes. Christian Bale is simply too much, we've seen him as too much, plenty of things to make us look at him in another light. Bale just wouldn't fit the part, not to mention his voice is way too deep and raspy. Poor Dakota Johnson would be sleeping with Batman screaming, "Where is it?!"
8) Leonardo DiCaprio
He's simply too much of a classy stud. To see Leonardo DiCaprio in a trashy role like this would be unheard of. He wouldn't fit in despite having the monstrously good looks, he just played Jay Gatsby for crying out loud, how can you get more classy than that?
7) Ryan Reynolds
This one is a little harder. Ryan Reynolds needs a role to get his career back on track, especially after the colossal flop that was RIPD, but Reynolds does have the charismatic persona to portray Grey. Out of this whole list I think Reynolds would get the most pressure, but I don't think he's the all time worst to play the part.
6) Michael Fassbender
Now we know Michael Fassbender isn't one to be shy around the camera (see Shame), but Fassbender isn't an actor who lets it hang free just because he can. He has to be truly invested into the story and the character itself. And lets face it, Christian Grey is about as deep as a puddle.
5) Ryan Gosling
Possibly one of the most attractive men to roam this earth, but there lies his problem. He's too attractive, he far exceeds anything Christian Grey ever will be or will hope to be. I'm sure Dakota Johnson would be more than okay with Gosling playing the part, but Gosling doesn't play too many mainstream roles, and he's just too damn good.
4) Zac Efron
The Disney heartthrob himself, this man needs something to revitalize his career, but this role isn't it. Sure he's been branching out a bit since his former Disney years, but to play Christian Grey would be a huge slap in the face to all his loyal fans. We don't need another Miley Cyrus on our screens.
3) Channing Tatum
Sure casting Channing Tatum would be great for ticket sales, but Tatum isn't a good romantic actor simply put. He can comedy and drama exceedingly well, but bring romance into the picture and he's as wooden as a post. He can rock a sweet mustache, though.
2) Taylor Lautner
Too young, too weird, terrible actor, doesn't have a commanding presence. Dakota Johnson would be the one wearing the pants in that relationship.
1) Robert Pattinson
The perfect man for every Twilight fan, another great cash incentive, but a very poor idea for casting. Pattinson can have a commanding presence on screen (see Cosmopolis) but he's too gruff, too soft spoken, and is trying to get out of the vampire reputation. Getting thrown back into a terrible romance fiction would not only typecast him, but probably kill his career.