Talent That Was Taken: 15 Films That Were Hurt When Stars Or Filmmakers Left The Project

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It isn’t uncommon for talent to come and go from a project in Hollywood. Sometimes lining up the right studio, actors and filmmakers seems like a miracle. Yet there have been times when the perfect choice for a film is taken or removed from a high-profile project. Such losses inevitably trickle down and affect the finished film, often ruining it in the process. Here are 15 films that may have turned out better had the project’s proposed talents been retained.

Oz the Great and Powerful

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Oz: The Great and Powerful has garnered success despite a lukewarm critical reaction. The Sam Raimi-directed film has gotten a lot of criticism, much of it directed toward lead actor James Franco. In the film Franco, a regular actor in Raimi films, is cast as a wisecracking magician who finds himself whisked into the magical world of Oz. Interestingly enough, Franco replaced original star Robert Downey Jr, an actor perfectly suited for roguish roles who was likely the superior choice between the two.


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  • delorb

    His name is Tom Hardy, not Tom Hary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amh0878 Alice Mary H

    Django was better. If someone has to be the star of the movie then they are best to go. The star was the man who won an Oscar!

  • Saturn5

    Guillermo del Toro is not Spanish. He’s Mexican, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Also, he left the “The Hobbit” because of extended delays brought on by MGM’s financial troubles. Does anyone on this site bother to RESEARCH ANYTHING that’s published here?

  • mytra

    will smith would have sucked in Django Unchained thank God that he turned it down.

  • Rickster Rickster

    I thought franco was perfect in oz. wouldn’t have liked it with iron man starring

  • Tytan

    Was Howard better than Chedle? No chance