Dec 13, 2013 03:03 PM EST By Lauren DuBois

Movies Adapted From Books PHOTOS: ‘The Great Gatsby,' 'Harry Potter,' ‘Jaws’ ‘Clueless’ ’10 Things I Hate About You’ & More

When authors write books, the intention is not to necessarily have their words become instant literary classics or have them turned into Hollywood gold.

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  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; 1925
  • 'The Great Gatsby,' 1974; Starring Robert redford and Mia Farrow
  • 'The Great Gatsby,' 2013, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgarton
  • 'Fast Times at RIdgemont High,' 1982, Starring Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • 'Twilight,' 2008, Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
  • 'Harry Potter' Franchise, 2001-2011; Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint
  • 'Clueless,' 1995; Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacy Dash and Brittany Murphy
  • 'Stand By Me,' 1986; Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell
  • '10 Things I Hate About You,' 1999; Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • 'Cruel Intentions,' 1999; Starring Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • 'The Hunger Games,' 2012-present; Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson
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