18 TV Stars Who Were Fired From Major Shows

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It's looking more and more like a recent, violent outburst against a staff member will get actor Thomas Gibson fired from Criminal Minds.

If and when that goes down - he is currently suspended for kicking a writer - he will not be the first to experience the unlikely fate.

Did you know Jean-Claude Van Damme was once axed from a major role?

And Megan Fox? You won't believe why she was dismissed from a hit film.

Isaiah Washington? Okay, that one you probably remember pretty well.

Here is a list 17 famous actors were fired from major roles in either film or TV. Find out who they are (and why they were fired) below ...

1. Stana Katic, Castle

Stana Katic, Castle
Before it was announced that Castle was canceled after Season 8, plans for a possible next season were going.forward without the show's leading lady. ABC did not ask Stana Katic to return for a possible Season 9, apparently for monetary reasons. Fans were outraged, and the show was canceled after all.

2. Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Charlie Sheen was the star of the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men for several years before going off the deep end. Following bad behavior and derogatory remarks about the show's creator, he was replaced with Ashton Kutcher for the final seasons of the show.

3. Christian Bale, American Psycho

Christian Bale, American Psycho
Christian Bale was originally cast in the leading role for American Psycho, but the studio decided they wanted to go a different direction and tried to make a deal with Leonard DiCaprio instead. The role was then offerend to Ewan McGregor, who turned it down, opening the door for Bale to return to the role.

4. Sylvester Stallone, Beverly Hills Cop

Sylvester Stallone, Beverly Hills Cop
Sylvester was the second actor set to play Axel Foley on Beverly Hills Cop, but he had very different ideas of what the film should be like, and was replaced two-weeks prior to filming by Eddie Murphy.

5. Anne Hathaway, Knocked Up

Anne Hathaway, Knocked Up
Before Katherine Heigl was cast in the role, Anne Hathaway was actually all set to play Alison on the film Knocked Up. However, she and producer Judd Apatow had a disagreement about the birthing scene, and Hathaway was replaced.

6. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Predator

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Predator
Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally supposed to play the monster on in the 1987 film Predator, but he was let go after complaining about the costume.

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