There was once a serious notion, believe it or not, that milk-fed Jennifer Aniston might portray Marianne Pearl in A Mighty Heart. Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil considers this might-have-been scenario, and in the process persuades a certain bigmouth to comment as follows:
“Jennifer Aniston is not a bad actress, but she’s not right for A Mighty Heart,. No casting director in their right mind would say, ‘Let’s try Aniston in the role.’ For one thing, she’s not right physically. She’s not exotic like Angelina Jolie and she can’t pull off that French/ Italian/ north African accent. Putting Aniston in A Mighty Heart would be like casting Marlene Dietrich as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.”