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Poll: You're Fired! And it Hurt

Yes, it even happens in Hollywood. Actors get let go for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes before shooting begins. Disagreements run the gamut. Sometimes it's for the best. Sometimes not.

So we ask you, what one Movie or TV Show do you think would have benefited the most if the listed actor was not fired from the production?

Poll is loosely based on this article in Marie Claire by Alex Warner and Adam Schubak

After voting, please discuss here.

Make Your Choice

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    Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

    Julianne Moore was replaced
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    House of Cards (2013)

    Kevin Spacey was fired for off screen issues
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    Knocked Up (2007)

    Anne Hathaway was let go over differences regarding a scene.
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    Two and a Half Men (2003)

    Charlie Sheen for personal behavior issues
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    The Conners (2018)

    Roseanne Barr was fired for Twitter comments
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    American Psycho (2000)

    Leonardo DiCaprio was replaced
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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

    Megan Fox was fired for making derogatory comments.
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    Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)

    Shannen Doherty was let go because of on set disagreements
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    Grey's Anatomy (2005)

    Isaiah Washington was let go for inappropriate comments directed at another actor
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    Three's Company (1976)

    Suzanne Somers was let go over contract negotiations
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    Anger Management (2012)

    Selma Blair was fired for complaining about Charlie Sheen holding up shooting schedules.
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    The Avengers (2012)

    Edward Norton

    Was Bruce Banner in 2008s 'The Hulk' but was not even considered for the reprisal role in this production.

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    The Lovely Bones (2009)

    Ryan Gosling was fired for being "Fat". No kidding. He thought that the role he was offered required that his character should be "heavy". So he gained 60lbs. When he showed up on the first day of shooting he was let go.
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    House (2004)

    Kal Penn

    Odd story here: Penn was offered a job as an associate director for the Obama administration's Office of Public Liaison. A job he couldn't pass up. But when it came time to finish his role, the writers killed him off by having his character commit suicide.

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    Gossip Girl (2007)

    Taylor Momsen was let go for her “unreliable and erratic behavior”
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    Criminal Minds (2005)

    Thomas Gibson was let go after an on-set altercation
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    Iron Man 2 (2010)

    Terrence Howard over a salary dispute
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    Paddington (2014)

    Colin Firth was let go as the voice of the Paddington when it was deemed that his mature tone wasn't right for the part
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    Scandal (2012)

    Columbus Short was let go for personal issues off screen
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    Her (2013)

    Samantha Morton was deemed not to have "The Voice" needed for the part of "The Operating System". Scarlett Johansson got the nod as "The Voice"
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    Chicken Little (2005)

    Holly Hunter was fired after recording the bulk of the lines for Chicken Little when it was determined that the title character would be changed to a boy.
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    Predator (1987)

    Jean-Claude Van Damme was fired from playing the title character role of The Predator, but no one really knows why. Many rumors abound, but the truth is out there! I want to believe!
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    The Cosby Show (1984)

    Lisa Bonet was let go for supposedly, "creative differences." More likely was that she had recently participated in a nude photo shoot for a magazine
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    Back to the Future (1985)

    Eric Stoltz was let go in favor of Michael J. Fox. Adding insult to injury, Producers knew that Fox was unavailable for four weeks. So they used Stoltz to play McFly so that the other actors scenes could be shot. Stoltz was essentially a stand in.
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    Aliens (1986)

    James Remar was dismissed for off screen personal problems
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Stuart Townsend was let go in favor of Viggo Mortensen. No specific reason was given. Good call by Peter Jackson
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    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Sylvester Stallone who had the role of Axel Foley initially, was fired when he attempted to re-write his role. The studio didn't like that.
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    Kevin Can Wait (2016)

    Erinn Hayes was let go for no specific reason. Her character was killed off
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    Valley of the Dolls (1967)

    Judy Garland was fired for her erratic behavior and refusal to come out of her dressing room one day for filming.

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