The Internet was not impressed with the news that Ben Affleck would play Batman in Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman." Affleck is not in the minority. Here are some other casting choices that caused controversy.
When Lindsay Lohan took on role of La Liz in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick" biopic, Taylor fans were frantic for rematch. Despite being a hit on social media, the show was not a ratings coup for the network.
MGM Studio chief Sam Goldwyn thought Lawrence Oliver was "too ugly" to play Heathcliff in "Wuthering Heights."
This seemingly unending game of director's chairs also took place during the filming of another 1939 classic, “Gone with the Wind.” Although he spent two years in pre-production, George Cukor was let go three weeks into filming after having left “Oz” to steer “Wind.” Cukor reportedly butted heads with producer David O. Selznick over the script and production rate. Victor Fleming was pulled away from “Oz” to take over on the movie, which was far behind schedule. The grueling work hours caused Fleming to suffer a nervous breakdown after 10 weeks. Although Sam Wood completed the final scenes, Fleming received sole credit as he made the most sizable contribution.
Life magazine insulted Dustin Hoffman's looks and scoffed at his suitability to play Benjamin in "The Graduate." The film earned him his first of seven Oscar nominations.
EW deemed Jennifer Love Hewitt's turn as Audrey Hepburn to be "extravagantly overreaching" and the TV biopic she also produced a "vanity production," while fans protested the casting online. The film has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The world wasn't ready for novice thesp Klinton Spilsbury to take on the iconic role of "The Lone Ranger" in the 1981 film and it would prove to be his only film credit.
Jerry Bruckheimer has reported that the studio execs on the first "Pirates of the Caribbean couldn't figure out Johnny Depp's effete, unsteady-on-his-feet Jack Sparrow. His take on the role proved monumentally popular but ...
... When Depp stuck a dead crow on his head and decided he might be American Indian enough to play Tonto in the misfortunate "The Lone Ranger," perhaps someone needed to ask what he was thinking.
If "Sons of Anarchy" hunk Charlie Hunnam is cast in "Fifty Shades of Grey," some peoples' fantasies will be fulfilled, others dashed.
Kevin Spacey is reaping kudos in "House of Cards," but nearly a decade ago at age 45, he fulfilled a personal fantasy to play 21-year-old (to-37-year-old) music star Bobby Darin in a film he also produced. The pic made no "Splash" and notices were no "Dream."
Author Anne Rice condemned the casting of the "Top Gun" hunk as Lestat in the film adaptation of her novel, only to change her tune after seeing the finished product.
Katy Perry was ready to "Roar" in this gold accented leopard print dress. She also flashed photographers her best grill and grin. Perry closes the show under the Brooklyn Bridge.
The queen of twerking bared her belly in a bejeweled crop top and top knots.
British pop sensation One Direction goes one dimensional in black threads.
Pop star/actress Selena Gomez sporting a revealing dress at Sunday's VMAs.
Golden goddesses Iggy Azalea and Ciara showed off skin tight metallic dresses.
Rita Ora showed off a feathered train as long as the Brooklyn Bridge... and a new Beyonce-inspired bob.
It's like everyone took their fashion cues from Jay Z... among those in black were Lady Gaga, escorted by her father, and Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Seriously, did Jay Z send a memo? Black, white and gold, and sometimes all three, reigned on the red carpet, as modeled by 2 Chainz and Coco Rocha.
Richard Simmons greets Katy Perry on the red carpet at the VMAs.