When you think of reasons why an actor might come close to losing a role, money and bad behavior are probably what first pops into your head. Turns out, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, these reasons can be much, much dumber. Like, maybe the casting people think your mouth looks like a butthole when you scrunch it all up. Maybe you prematurely shaved your head because you thought you bombed the audition (doesn’t the film industry use wigs like, all the time?). Or, perhaps, they saw you in another movie and just assumed you’re exactly like the character you were pretending to be? Like, you know, what an actor does? Regardless, it seems that like many of the other things that go on behind the scenes, casting is just as subject to the weird whims of the people in charge over there in Tinsel Town.

So, here are 15 actors that came really close to losing huge roles for really dumb reasons:

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