50 Riskiest Casting Decisions

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Actor: Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave

The Risk: Wes Anderson”s usual leading men have form in comedy, so when he cast the ultra-intense Fiennes alarm bells rang about the actor”s suitability for comedy. Hasn”t Wes seen Maid In Manhattan ?

Did It Pay Off? Fiennes is a revelation channelling Leonard Rossiter as the pernickety, hilarious profane concierge. More, please.