10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

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EDDIE MURPHY AS "AXEL FOLEY" IN BEVERLEY HILLS COP (1984) It's hard to believe that this popular action comedy was initially supposed to be all action, with Sylvester Stallone playing the lead. But when Murphy was cast as Det. Axel Foley the film was rewritten and wound up holding the honor of being one of the highest grossing R-rated films in the US until 20 years later when The Passion of the Christ was released in 2004. To date the film has grossed over $300 million worldwide and spawned two equally successful sequels.

EDDIE MURPHY AS “AXEL FOLEY” IN BEVERLEY HILLS COP (1984) It’s hard to believe that…