Role Reversal: Controversial Movie Castings

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

Halle Berry in X-Men

The controversy surrounding Berry's role in this fantasy franchise has nothing to with race and gender and everything to do with performance. Die-hard fans point to the mysterious case of Berry's disappearing accent as the main reason to call for her recasting. They may get their wish: Berry hasn't yet committed to reprising her role for the next installment.

(Photo: 20th Century Fox Pictures)

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