15 Actors Who Were Almost Cast In Iconic Roles

15 Actors Who Were Almost Cast In Iconic Roles

Sometimes, it turns out that super-famous roles very nearly ended up being played by someone else, and the only reason they didn’t is because of a scheduling conflict, a last-minute change of plans, or something of that kind - in other words, an oddball event happening at the right time changed how a pop culture icon turned out. Here are 15 stories of that very thing happening:

David Tennant nearly became the lead in Hannibal. He auditioned and was the second choice - Mads Mikkelsen just barely edged him out.

Source: List

David Schwimmer could have been in Men in Black. They offered him the role of Agent J, but he said no because he was filming a movie with his friends and there was no way to make the schedule work.

Source: Elle

Eddie Murphy almost starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He was supposed to play Eddie Valiant, but he thought What? Animation and people? That sounds like bulls* to me. He says, Now every time !I see it I feel like an idiot. CRACKED.COM

Source: NME

In another universe, Edward James Olmos is Captain Picard. They offered him the role, but he said no. Science fiction wasn't really where I wanted to be, not since Blade Runner.

Source: LATimes

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