Recast Special Oscar Edition: Gone With the Wind


Well, fiddle-di-dee, it's that time again! Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. In honor of the Oscars, this week's selection is one of Hollywood's greatest productions: Gone With the Wind.

This sweeping epic swept the Academy Awards in 1940; the picture was nominated for 13 awards and won 8, including Best Picture. What's more, Hattie McDaniel became the first black actor to win an Oscar when she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Mammy.

If Gone With the Wind were made today, who would you cast as spoiled Scarlett O'Hara? Who could play the dashing Rhett Butler and gentlemanly Ashley Wilkes? Or what about Mammy, the queen of sass, and sickly Melanie? Leave your entry in the comments below, and I'll feature on winner next Tuesday, Feb. 27, complete with a "new" cast photo.

Characters to recast:
Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh)
Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)
Mammy (Hattie McDaniel)
Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland)
Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard)


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