Unfortunately, the oft-quoted Pablo Picasso remark, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal," doesn't always apply -- particularly when it comes to movie remakes.
That's not to say every film Hollywood decides to revisit is a complete waste -- once in awhile they manage to beat the original ("The Departed," "Ocean's 11"). In some cases, filmmakers will even honor the first by making the actors resemble their stars counterparts.
This weekend, another remake hits the big screen in "21 Jump Street." Although it doesn't exactly model the actors' looks off the '80s television program, it at least gives a nod to one of the original characters: Captain Richard Jenko. (Played by Frederic Forrest and Channing Tatum, respectively.)
In honor of "21 Jump Street," let's compare old stars with their remake counterparts.
The famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic starred actress Janet Leigh as Marion Crane. In the shot-for-shot remake directed by Gus Van Sant, Anne Heche was the (un)lucky visitor to the Bates Motel. [PHOTOS: EVERETT]
The 1947 version of "Miracle" was one of Natalie Wood's first roles. In it, Wood played Susan Walker. More than four decades later, Mara Wilson, of "Mrs. Doubtfire" fame, portrayed Susan. [PHOTOS: EVERETT]
Although Diane Keaton's character from the 1990 version had a different name than Joan Bennett's in 1950 (Ellie Banks and Nina Banks, respectively), the two play the same roles: mothers of the brides to be. [PHOTOS: EVERETT]
In 2005, Peter Jackson finally got his chance to remake "King Kong." In it, Naomi Watts starred as Ann Darrow, the role first made famous by Fay Wray in the 1933 original. [PHOTOS: EVERETT]
Channing Tatum's character in the new version of "Jump Street" is named Jenko, a nod to Captain Richard Jenko, portrayed by actor Frederic Forrest in the original television series. [PHOTOS: EVERETT/SONY]