20 Famous Actors That Didn't Get The Part (For Dumb Reasons)
In Hollywood, the adage "at first, but if you don't achieve, try, try again" has never been more true. Almost every A-lister has been rejected at some point in their career. What sets them from excluding the rest of the field is their ability to keep returning for more. Sadly, that credo has produced some very embarrassing circumstances for those trying to break into the film industry, the kind of circumstances that have lingered long after the final credits had rolled.
With all the hoops performers must jump through to establish themselves, it's amazing how a director can casually reassign a character.
It's sometimes the actor's fault, such as when someone uses "method acting" as an excuse to be a jerk-ass all the time. An actor can also be fired for the crime of... not being Leah Remini?
Here are some of the more ridiculous reasons why an actor didn't get the part or had it taken away from them: