ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Your favorite movies are MADE by the actors on screen. To think of anyone else in those roles....it's sacrilege!

Check out some of the casting decisions that would have altered history!

Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose DeWitt-Bukater

You're flying, Gwyneth!
You're flying, Gwyneth!

Can you imagine if Gwyneth Paltrow - Cameron's first choice for Rose - had been in Titanic? That'd be...Gwyneth...instead of Kate Winslet...being drawn like a French girl...

Russel Crowe as Tyler Durden

The first rule of Fight Club is...don't let Russel Crowe in!
The first rule of Fight Club is...don't let Russel Crowe in!

Sure, Russel Crowe proved his fightin' mettle in Gladiator, but that doesn't mean he'd have been right for Fight Club. Brad Pitt *owned* that role.

Neil Patrick Harris as Private Ryan

How I Met Your Privates?
How I Met Your Privates?

Saving Private Ryan was such a heartbreakingly tragic movie, it seems kinda weird to think of How I Met Your Mother's wisecrackin' ladies' man as the titular hero.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman

Heeeeeeerrreee's Leo!
Heeeeeeerrreee's Leo!

Given what we know about Leo's epic acting skills these days, he could have taken on American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, but his career may have followed a different trajectory...

Will Smith as Neo

Will Smith in 'The Matrix'? I'll take the blue pill, please.
Will Smith in 'The Matrix'? I'll take the blue pill, please.

No. Just...no. Will Smith is a kick-ass action hero, busting bad-guy ass from Independence Day to I Am Legend. But The Matrix is Keanu's movie, man. Let's leave Will Smith vs. Agent Smith to bad fanfic, shall we?

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