15 Major Movie Roles That Were Almost Played By Someone Else

Occasionally, it turns out that an actor that feels totally perfect for a role might have been the studio’s, say, 2nd or 3rd or 4th choice (after all, Bruce Willis was the 9th choice for Die Hard). Like for any of these 15 roles, for example:


Shazam's Zachary Levi was being considered for Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. Although he didn't make the cut, he was so good that James Gunn stron

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Leonardo DiCaprio turned down playing Spider-Man in the 2002 movie. The filmmakers contacted him, but he didn't feel ready to put on that suit yet.

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The first choice to play T-1000 in Terminators 2 was Billy ldol. The T-1000 even looked like Billy ldol in James Cameron's sketches he didn't do the m

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To AlI the Boys I've Loved Before star Lana Condor nearly played Rose TICO. She even did a read with John Boyega so the filmmakers could see what thei

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Cameron Diaz was almost Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat. She even started training martial arts for the movie, but broke her wrist just before filming wa

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Ryan Gosling auditioned (unsuccessfully) for a Gilmore Girls role. Gilmore girls It was a minor football role, and his audition didn't work out it w

Source: Glamour Magazine


Amanda Seyfried could have been Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. They offered her the role but she turned it down, thinking that nobody would want t

Source: The Independent


Scarlett Johansson had a great audition' for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 1600 According to David Fincher, she just didn't get cast as Salander b

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


George Clooney was supposed to play the lead in Jack Frost. They even made the snowman puppet to look like him and just touched it up very slightly wh

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