Controversial Movie Castings

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  • 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
  • Idris Elba
  • NWA
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Exodus
  • Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone
  • Jennifer Hudson, Winnie Mandela
  • Tom Cruise
  • Angelina Jolie

Edi Gathegi in Twilight

Guess there are some Twilight fans with no imagination. Gathegi had to deal with some Internet haters when he was cast as blood-thirsty vampire Laurent in the Twilight series. "People were upset about an African-American being cast in this mythology because everybody has 'pale' skin," he said.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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