Role Reversal: Controversial Movie Castings

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

Jennifer Hudson in Winnie

Playing a historical icon is intimidating enough, but nothing could be worse than when the subject of a biopic doesn't agree with the choice to play her on the big screen. Winnie Mandela took issue with the decision to cast the American Idol alum in this "unauthorized" biopic, saying she found it "disrespectful" that she was not consulted on the matter.

(Photo: D Films)

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