(Movie) Life After Death: Posthumous roles of the stars

jordin-sparks-whitney-houston-sparkle.jpg Whitney Houston comes to the screen in "Sparkle" when it opens nationwide Friday, Aug. 17 -- six months after she drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills. She's the latest in a long list of stars who have had movies released after their death.

Some of those movies featured iconic performances that seemed to define everything the star stood for. Other were ... unfortunate, to say the least. Which will "Sparkle" be for Whitney? Only time will tell.

But check out our photo gallery of the best and worst of the Posthumous Movie Roles. Which ones are your favorites? Heath Ledger? Brandon Lee? Clark Gable?
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