Role Reversal: Controversial Movie Castings

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  • Jennifer Hudson, Winnie Mandela
  • Tom Cruise
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Idris Elba, Thor
  • Edi Gathegi, Twilight
  • Jennifer Lopez, Selena
  • The Last Airbender
  • Madonna, Evita
  • Halle Berry, X-Men
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra
  • Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry
  • Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana
  • Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone

Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart

Mariane Pearl, the widow of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was slain by the Taliban in 2002, might have been thrilled at the choice of Jolie to play her in the 2006 adaptation of her memoir, but fans were outraged. A BET.com commenter went so far as to call the casting of Jolie as the biracial, Afro-Cuban woman as "a new generation of Hollywood in Blackface."

(Photo: Paramount Vantage Pictures)

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