10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

Eddie-Murphy

EDDIE MURPHY AS "DR. JOHN DOLITTLE" IN DR. DOLITTLE (1998) The central character in a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting (1920–1952), Doctor John Dolittle shuns human patients in favor of animals that he can communicate with in their own languages. Actor Rex Harrison played the lead role in the 1967 film adaptation, but Murphy helped revive the character with his 1998 remake, which grossed over $250 million worldwide and spawned several sequels.

EDDIE MURPHY AS “DR. JOHN DOLITTLE” IN DR. DOLITTLE (1998) The central character in a…