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    14 Actors Who Demanded (And Got) Changes To The Script

    Thank you to Robert Downey Jr. for saving The Avengers from a sad, shawarma-less existence.

    1. The original ending of The Avengers had Iron Man waking up after crashing to the ground and asking, "What's next?" But that didn't impress Robert Downey Jr.

    The shawarma scene

    2. Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek, but after he died in 1997, Mike Myers was hired to replace him. Myers re-recorded all of Shrek's dialogue in his natural Canadian accent, only to ask to re-record it again in the now-iconic Scottish brogue.

    Chris Farley, Shrek, and Mike Meyers

    3. When Samuel L. Jackson arrived in Vancouver to film Snakes on a Plane and discovered that New Line Cinema executives had changed the title to Pacific Flight 121, he insisted that it be changed back.

    Snakes on a plane movie poster with title replaced with Pacific Flight 121

    4. Shakira thought that Gazelle, the pop star she voiced in Zootopia, was too skinny at first. She implored the creators to "give her some meat," and they agreed, resulting in a curvier Gazelle.

    Shakira on the red carpet and as gazelle

    5. In Gone Girl, Ben Affleck's character was supposed to wear a baseball cap in an airport to avoid attention, but a spat between the actor and director David Fincher over which team's hat it would be shut down production for four days.

    Ben Affleck putting on his Mets hat

    6. Michelle Rodriguez almost quit The Fast and the Furious over a love triangle between her character, Letty Ortiz, Dominic Toretto, and Brian O'Conner, because she didn't want to cheat "in front of millions of people," even fictionally.

    Rogriguez as Letty

    7. Leonard Nimoy came up with the "Vulcan nerve pinch" while filming a Star Trek scene where he was supposed to knock Captain Kirk unconscious with a phaser.

    Nimoy as Spoke using the nerve pinch

    8. Anna Kendrick rejected a "fucking problematic" storyline in Pitch Perfect 3 that would've seen her character romantically linked to a music executive, Theo. Since Theo and Kendrick's character Beca were working together professionally, Kendrick thought a romance between the two would be inappropriate.

    Rebel Wilson's character hugs Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect 3

    9. When Dwayne Johnson read the script for Rampage, he wasn't happy that his gorilla sidekick, George, was supposed to die, so for about two months, he argued for the character's survival — and won!

    Dwayne Johnson with his white gorilla sidekick, George

    10. Liam Neeson agreed to star in Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the long as he was allowed to use a "very broad Irish accent."

    Neeson on horseback as the Irish outlaw

    11. Prince requested a cameo role on New Girl, but he made it very clear that he wouldn't appear in the same episode as Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner.

    Zooey Deschanel, Prince, and Jake Johnson during Prince's episode

    12. Alan Rickman secretly rewrote parts of the "terrible" Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves script with two friends, Ruby Wax and Peter Barnes, meeting up with the latter for editing sessions in a Pizza Express.

    Alan Rickman as the Sheriff

    13. Dacre Montgomery asked the Duffer Brothers, creators of Stranger Things, for two sequences that would humanize his character, Billy.

    Billy is pinned against a wall by his dad

    14. And finally, Universal "contractually guaranteed" Tom Cruise almost complete control over The Mummy, and Cruise took it to heart.

    Tom Cruise in The Mummy