The history of trans men and women in film and TV is one of erasure. Cisgender actors play trans characters at the expense of trans actors. A lot of these films and TV are pure and utter trash, but there are a number which are canonical LGBTQ classics. And they serve as a reminder that the LGBTQ community has often played a role in silencing trans voices. So here's a list of cis actors playing transgender characters. But remember the lack of opportunities trans actors have had. And let's hope no more names wind up on lists like this.