Movie characters become iconic thanks in large part to the actors who bring them to life, and it’s often difficult to imagine anyone else in the role afterwards. But some actors are fired from a role, some leave because of other commitments, and some just don’t accept the offer. Some actors regret turning down a project, but others know that it can be the right choice, no matter how popular or critically adored the film might become. Here are 35 iconic characters that were almost played by different actors and actresses.
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There is a reason why so many movies are based on actual events, and that’s because nothing is more entertaining than real life. Granted some are more “inspired” by others and many have debated the true merit of what “based on a true story” actually means. Sometimes it’s a by-the-book incredibly accurate adaptation, and other times, the only thing real about it is that somebody with that name existed. The 23 movies assembled here are ones you’ve probably heard about before, but may not have realized had real elements to them. Some were improved upon, by the film version, while in certain other cases the real story is even more fascinating.
The Academy Awards are the end-all and be-all for Hollywood actors and actresses. Each year, Tinsltetown’s most talented flock to the award ceremony where they anxiously await the announcement of each winner. While the list of winners is constantly growing, it’s still one of the most exclusive clubs to be a part of in Hollywood. The larger list, of course, is of those who have been nominated. Mixed into the mass are a few rare gems that have been honored with nominations several times over. Before the 89th Academy Awards airs this Sunday, February 26, familiarize yourself with the actors and actresses who have the most Oscar nominations over the years.
The Oscars set the conversation about the best of the year in movies for many in the US. On Tuesday morning, the Academy released its list of nominees for the 2017 awards show, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on February 26. While “La La Land” took the expected lead with 14 nominations, which ties it for the most Oscar nods ever, there were also some curveballs, surprises and snubs. Here are all the 2017 Oscar nominees.
2017 is going to be a huge year for movies. If you thought 2016 had a bloated summer, just wait until this year. Stretching from April to August — the summer movie season is starting earlier each year — there’s the potential for over a dozen sure-fire big blockbusters. Much of that will be because we are getting a lot of sequels. While some are hotly anticipated, others may feel like cash grabs. Here are all of the big sequels coming in 2017 that you may not have even realized were coming to the big screen.
IMDb has released the top movie and TV stars visited on the site in 2016, and the list is a mix of obvious names and rising stars. Out of the more than 250 million monthly unique visitors the site says it gets, “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie tops the list of people with the most pageviews. Here are most 20 popular stars on IMDb in 2016.
It’s definitely safe to say that 2016 has been a solid year for movies. Even in the face of a few blockbuster misfires, we’ve seen a lot of awesome films hit theaters over the course of the last twelve months. With the year coming to a close, the numbers have started to roll in, and we’re really beginning to get a sense of which movies truly resonated with audiences. Here are the top 50 grossing movies worldwide for 2016.
We have hit the prestige movie season. While some get excited about the summer and its big blockbusters, 2016 didn’t have the most exciting summer at the cineplex this time around. However, with the holidays right around the corner comes with it the release of some of the newest most Oscar-worthy movies on a weekly basis. … View Article
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt this week, ending a two-year marriage and one of the highest profile romances Hollywood has ever seen that spanned more than a decade. “Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage,” according to a statement from Robert Offer, Jolie Pitt’s entertainment attorney. “This decision was made for… View Article
Last week AMC Theaters announced that all Manhattan locations will now be offering reserved-seating options only, marking a major step in the Leawood, Kansas-based chain’s efforts to upgrade its services. It is also a further representation of the steady transition of the movie-going experience continuing to become a less stressful and more controlled occasion. As… View Article
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article
The long-anticipated trailer for the all-female reboot of the hit film ‘Ghostbusters’ was released Thursday morning and to say the reaction was volatile would be kind. Ever since it was announced that Paul Feig would be rebooting the much beloved franchise with an all-female cast and none of the original team. fans have wanted to… View Article