13 Actors That Turned Down Huge Roles

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13 Actors That Turned Down Huge Roles

We all know that movies can have a huge impact on our lives. They can take us to new worlds, introduce us to fascinating characters, and teach us about different cultures. But sometimes, movie roles go beyond the screen and have a real-life impact on the people who play them. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if certain actors had taken on different roles? 

Roles in movies can be big or small, but they always have an impact on the movie. Sometimes, a small role can be more important than a large one. For example, in The Dark Knight, the role of the Joker was only a small role, but it was very important to the movie. Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was amazing and was one of his last roles before he died. His performance helped make the movie one of the best ever made.

In some cases, the stars aligned, and the perfect actor was cast in the role. However, in other cases, big names rejected potentially huge parts. Here are just a few examples of actors who turned down big roles.

Javier Bardem

They asked Javier Bardem to star in Minority Report, but he turned them down. Apparently, he was supposed to get Colin Farrell's role --but, he says, at that point he just didn't want to do an action role in English. Now I can, because I've done those roles. But at the time, it was difficult for me to jump into a foreign-language performance, he said. KED.COM

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Brokeback Mountain

A long list of Hollywood superstars rejected Brokeback Mountain lead roles. I asked the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe. They all said no, says director Gus Van Sant. CRACKED COM

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Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody nearly had a part in the LOTR trilogy, but he said no. I, somehow, didn't grasp it. I don't know what part I would have been right for, but it was some Hobbit-like character. I was looking for something else, he said later. CRACKED COM

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Michael Keaton

They offered Michael Keaton a role in Batman Forever, but he said no. Не just didn't like Schumacher's idea of Batman--apparently, Schumacher said at one point I don't understand why everything has to be so dark and everything so sad. CRACKED COM

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