There's been much fanfare surrounding the fact that Angelina Jolie's role in 'Salt' was originally written for Tom Cruise. And rightly so. Having Angie step in for Tommy is nothing short of brilliant. There's no reason why Angelina can't play a kick-ass spy on the run.

Now if only this kind of awesome casting substitution could be retroactive. I know it's impossible to turn back time. However, it is not impossible to daydream about a few minor script changes. Just imagine how different some of these notable movies from the past few decades would look starring Angie instead of Tom...
There's been much fanfare surrounding the fact that Angelina Jolie's role in 'Salt' was originally written for Tom Cruise. And rightly so. Having Angie step in for Tommy is nothing short of brilliant. There's no reason why Angelina can't play a kick-ass spy on the run.

Now if only this kind of awesome casting substitution could be retroactive. I know it's impossible to turn back time. However, it is not impossible to daydream about a few minor script changes. Just imagine how different some of these notable movies from the past few decades would look starring Angie instead of Tom...

Scenario number 1: 'Knight and Day'
Watching Tom Cruise constantly drug and carry around Cameron Diaz is a bit unsettling, not to mention hard to believe. On the other hand, the prospect of seeing Angelina constantly drug and carry around Cammie is much more intriguing. Besides, I believe Angie could haul Cammie around the world. She's ripped, yo!



Scenario number 2: 'Jerry Maguire'
Show her the money! I could totally see Angelina working her charm to get Cuba Gooding Jr. mo' money. Can't you? Yes, some script changes would be required, primarily surrounding the love interest. Renee Zellweger would have to go (she'll just have to find another breakout role). Instead, we can have Angie swooping in to rescue a lonely single dad. James Franco, perhaps? The cute kid can stay.

Scenario number 3: 'Interview with the Vampire'

Imagine how much hotter this movie would be starring Brangelina as Lestat and Louis? Angie could easily pull off playing the selfish, carnal, sex-crazed Lestat. Plus it would be amusing watching her boss Louis around. The two vampires even mirror Brad and Angie's real life in a way, since they adopt a little orphan vampire. Awwww.

Scenario number 4: 'Top Gun'
Angelina could definitely handle the role of Maverick, the cocky young pilot with everything to prove. Plus, she flies planes in real life. Bonus! Goose can still be her BFF, but we may have to re-work the love-interest angle a bit. Rather than the hard-nosed boss Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, I suggest a hard-nosed boss named Charlie played by Eric Bana. The fact that Angelina's a woman may ruin 'Top Gun''s gay cult status, but you never know. She has crossover appeal.

Scenario number 5: 'Eyes Wide Shut'
A sexy movie starring Tom and Nicole Kidman? Boring! A sexy movie starring Brad and Angelina? Now we're talking. Angelina could have Tom's role as the frustrated young doctor. Brad could take on Nicole's role as the uptight art curator. Crazy shenanigans would still ensue. Brangelina would just be 10 times more interesting than TomKid (did they not even have a celebrity mono-name? No wonder they broke up!).

Tom Cruise roles that don't work for Angelina:

Mitch McDeere in 'The Firm'. Angie playing a boring workaholic lawyer? Please!

Les Grossman in 'Tropic Thunder': Sure, she can laugh at herself. But Angelina is too classy to make such a spectacle. We're also pretty sure that fat suit would fall off her thin frame.

Steve Randall in 'The Outsiders': Angie playing an obnoxious greaser? Nope, don't see it.

Any other suggestions?
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