1. Angelina Jolie, Wanted, 2007.  For his US debut, Kazakhstan director Timur Bekmambetov had the choice of Halle Berry, Beyoncéand Jessica Biel but Jolie had an inside edge – basing her Fox on Clint Eastwood. And shows geeky James McAvoy “how to load a phallic pistol and shoot his wad,” said  Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers.  So she fired up again for Salt, 2009.
  2. Selena Gomez, The Big Short, 2015.   As if Philadelphia auteur Adam McKay’s film didn’t have  enough stars  – Christian  Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan  Gosling, Brad Pitt, plus archive footage of Michael Bloomberg, George W Bush, Tom Cruise Ludacris, Ronal Reagan, Tuopac Shakur,  Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears – there were changes in the A List guests. Gomez, for example, stood in for Beyoncé (and husband Jay–Z).

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