16 Movies & Shows With Incredibly Shady Pasts

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We all know that the most interesting movie and TV characters have dark, tortured pasts. But as it turns out, sometimes the movies and shows themselves have even darker pasts. It's like they've got their own Batman-style origin story, turning them into cinematic vigilantes. Or at least pop culture mainstays.

Our readers did some spelunking into the seedier behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories, and here's what they found:

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