There are certain movies that are so well-known, so iconic, that they need no introduction. You know the ones we are talking about - The Godfather, Star Wars, The Shawshank Redemption. These movies have become a part of our culture and are referenced time and again in everyday life. They're the kind of films that people love to watch over and over again and never seem to get old.

Movies are often a form of escapism. They take us to different places and show us worlds we could never experience in our own lives. But sometimes, the scenes in these movies are so bizarre that they're hard to forget.

There are some iconic roles in sitcoms that were almost given to a different actor. For example, the role of Chandler Bing on "Friends" was originally given to Matthew Perry's friend, Jonathon Schaech. But Perry convinced the producers to give him the role because he knew he could play it better. And we're glad they did! Check out some other iconic roles that were almost played by someone else.

JALEEL WHITE

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JALEEL WHITE NEARLY GOT A PART ON THE COSBY SHOW, IT TURNS OUT. ST S Не lost the role of Rudy --My agent had been told that they've pretty much settled on , so I went to the audition thinking I was just going on a last audition. And then, all of a sudden, this little girl walks in.

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JESSE EISENBERG

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM WE NEARLY GOT TO WATCH JESSE EISENBERG AS SAM WEIR ON FREAKS AND GEEKS. It was a really, really close-run thing, apparently - he read for the role four times. But he still ended up losing it to John Francis Daley.

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TEA LEONI

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM RACHEL ON FRIENDS WAS NEARLY PLAYED BY TEA LEONI, NOT JENNIFER ANISTON. She was actually the first choice for Rachel, but she ended up saying no and Jennifer Aniston got the role.

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DIVINE

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM DRAG QUEEN DIVINE WAS SUPPOSED TO PLAY UNCLE OTTO IN MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. Divine got cast, and it was a done deal - and he was going to play Otto without being in drag, which would have been very unusual for him. But Divine died just before shooting started, so everything fell through.

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