10 Actors Who Got Replaced During Filming


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It’s rare, but sometimes an actor initially lands a big role, only to be later replaced before the movie is finished. The cameras start rolling, but the director doesn’t like what they see, or something goes wrong. Hollywood can be a brutal business, and literally anyone can be replaced at any given time. Here are 10 actors who were replaced after the movie had already started being made.

James Purefoy

A few weeks into the shooting of V for Vendetta, James Purefoy abandoned the lead role. He was replaced by Hugo Weaving. Luckily, replacing Purefoy was not very difficult, as he had been wearing a mask in all of his scenes.

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