Oscar-Nominated Movies With Their Original Casts

Liam Neeson in "Lincoln"? Rooney Mara in "Zero Dark Thirty"? Marky Mark and Catwoman in "Silver Linings Playbook"?

It's fun to imagine what a movie might have been like if it had starred the actors who were originally supposed to ... well, star in it. Final casting usually ends up working out for the best, but there's nothing wrong with a little cinematic game of "What If?" Below are some visual aids in picturing what would've made for a very, very different Oscar season this year.

Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln

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