Besides, it's a fun movie, and Chuck's humorless acting is part of what makes it fun.
Marlon Brando and Mickey Rooney as Japanese men in Teahouse of the August Moon and Breakfast at Tiffany's respectively.
"that awful Japanese thing"
Steve McQueen as Thomas Stockmann in An Enemy of the People (1978).
This was a personal project for McQueen, as he made it to prove to many people that he could act. But Warner Bros. could not figure out how to distribute it and decided not to release it domestically. It had a very brief theatrical release in New York a few years after it was made.
It was hard for McQueen once he found the book to convince his partners at First Artists to make the film, he agreed to take a union scale fee and promised to keep the budget under 3 million.
(well, isn't all casting, good or bad, intentional?).