Role Reversal: Controversial Movie Castings

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  • 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
  • The Last Airbender
  • Madonna, Evita
  • Halle Berry, X-Men
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra
  • Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry
  • Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana

Tom Cruise in Interview With a Vampire

Author Anne Rice did not hide her disappointment when it was announced that Tom Cruise would play her character Lestat de Lioncourt in this 1994 film. "Tom Cruise is no more my Lestat then Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler," she said dramatically, referring to Gone With the Wind. But after seeing Cruise's critically-acclaimed performance, she admitted that the actor "proved me wrong."

(Photo: Geffen Pictures)

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