5 Leading Actor Replacement FAILS

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With Megan Fox officially out of the Transformers franchise, the role is up for grabs.

Heidi Montag is reportedly begging for wanting the part, tweeting to director Michael Bay, "I love your work! I know what a artistic brilliant genius you are! Cast me in the next Transformers."

I doubt she'd ever land the role, but if by chance she does, I'm boycotting Hollywood. Though I hated Megan Fox as the character, even she would be better than Heidi.

Here are five other examples of when leading actors were replaced with less than stellar substitutes:

  1. Richard Harris/Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore: Richard Harris was the perfect Dumbledore, but unfortunately passed away after filming the second installment, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. While Richard's Dumbledore was whimsical and enchanting, Michael's is a bit cold and dull.
  2. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels/Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson as Lloyd and Harry: Granted, it would be nearly impossible to recreate the chemistry that Jim and Jeff had in the first Dumb and Dumber, but the sequel was so bad that it almost ruined the original.
  3. Rachelle Lefevre/Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria: The evil red-haired vamp in the Twilight Saga may look a little different in the upcoming Eclipse movie. Apparently Rachelle was asking for too much money to return, so they cut her. I doubt that Bryce will be a better Victoria ... she just doesn't look bitchy enough.
  4. Jodie Foster/Julianne Moore as Clarice Starling: No arguing that Julianne played the part well in Silence of the Lamb's sequel Hannibal, but Jodie established the character. You can't beat that.
  5. Rachel Weisz/Maria Bello as Evelyn O'Connell: There was a Mummy 2? Yes, and it was awful. Especially the part of Evelyn.

Can you think of any leading roles that have been given to someone else in the sequels? Was it better or worse than the original?

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