Casting a movie comes with huge pressure. The person in charge has to find exactly the right balance of traits and talent in one place in order to be successful. And a bad performance can ruin everything. On top of all that, the desired actor has to be available, understand the storyteller’s vision, and have chemistry with the other performers on set. That’s a lot of boxes to check. And while a lot of professionals will have a good sense of who and what the movie needs, some directors prefer to throw curveballs. Here are 10 Casting Choices That Would Have Never Crossed Your Mind.