Gender benders

Other movie roles originally intended for men, but were eventually played by women

Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Jessica Chastain in Interstellar (2014)

Viola Davis in Ender's Game (2013)

Angelina Jolie in Salt (2010)

Jodie Foster in Flightplan (2005)

Judi Dench in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum Of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012)

Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979)