Deceased James Dean Turned Down Role to Resurrect His Career (And Other Actors Who Should Stay Dead)

If the growing popularity of sex robots and CGI are any indication, we don’t need real people anymore. Tupac appeared as a hologram at a major music festival in 2012 and now James Dean is set to be digitally recreated in an upcoming film. Is nothing sacred? When something is perfect or complete, the men and women in suits should leave it alone. There are many famous figures we don’t want to see resurrected because of their inimitable legacies. On the flip side, there are some celebrities, although still with us, whose careers are better off dead—no one wants to see any of that again. Let’s highlight some actors better left out of the limelight.

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