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7 Iconic Movie Characters Who Were Totally Different in the Book

Sometimes people make film adaptations of beloved books and everything turns out fine. Other times, plot points get thrown out the window. Whole scenes are left on the cutting room floor. Occasionally Voldemort hugs Draco and nobody’s quite sure why.

But perhaps the most egregious way filmmakers mess with the original is by bringing its characters to life and then changing them completely. For example…