20 Famous Actors That Didn't Get The Part (For Dumb Reasons)

With all the hoops actors have to jump through to prove themselves, it's pretty incredible how flippantly a director can reassign a role.

Sometimes it's the actor's fault - like when someone uses "method acting" as an excuse to be a jerk-ass around the clock. Other times, an actor can get the boot for the crime of... not being Leah Remini?

Here are some of the dumber reasons an actor didn't get the job, or had it taken right out from under them:


Andrew Garfield had jet lag. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 CRACKED COM Garfield skipped out of a press event in Brazil, where Sony was supposedIy going to


Will Smith and Tarantino disagreed about what the lead role was. DJANGO UNCHAINED ect CRACKED.cO Smith was nearly given the role of Django, but insi


Colin Firth was too beautiful for Paddington. PADDINGTON JAMOIS RARa AT2OM CRACKEDCOR Or... his voice was, anyway. The director called Firth's voice


Jessica Biel dyed her hair. 7TH HEAVEN MUR IN TH Did Rae really dd CRACKED COM Four seasons of playing good girl Mary Camden drove Biel to... lighten


Producers realized 13 was too young to let Natalie Portman kiss Leo DiCaprio. ROMEO +- JULIET WILLTA SHAEESOTART'S ROMEOTJULIET CRACKEDCO The most mes


Christian Bale was fired (and then un-fired). AMERICAN PSYCHO CRACKED COM Producers hired Bale for the role of Patrick Bateman, then kicked him to the


Peter Jackson decided Stuart Townsend was too young. THE LORD OF THE RINGS Townsend was robbed of playing Aragorn, months into training for the part


A Moulin ROugE injury came back to haunt Nicole Kidman. PANIC ROOM CRACKED CON Kidman was already weeks into playing Meg Altman when a Rouge-related i


Ryan Gosling packed on tOo much weight. THE LOVELY BONES CRACKED CON After being cast as Jack Salmon, Gosling thought Peter Jackson had asked him to t


Robin Williams was snubbed twice for Batman villain roles. BATMAN/ BATMAN FOREVER First, Williams was dangled as the Joker to make Jack Nicholson jealSource: Syfy


Terrence Howard's pay was slashed to an insulting degree. IRON MAN2 CRACKEDCO Since Iron Man had made Robert Downey Jr. famous, Marvel needed to dip i


Chloe Grace Moretz wasn't Miley cyrus. BOLT CRACKED CON After recording all of Penny's parts, Moretz was demoted to Young Penny because Disney decided


Sean Young broke her arm in pre -production. BATMAN W Remember the Vicki Vale horse riding scene in Batman? Yeah, that's because they wrote it out aft


Suzanne Somers had the audacity to ask for equal pay. THREE'S COMPANY CRACKEDCO Instead of paying her nearly as much as John Ritter, the show replaced


Julianne Moore demanded a fake nose. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Moore insisted that she needed a prosthetic nose and body suit to play disgraced author


Eddie Redmayne did an embarrassing Vader impression. THE FORCE AWAKENS CRACKED COM Redmayne peppered his Kylo Ren audition with some random Darth Vade


Erinn Hayes wasn't Leah Remini. KEVIN CAN WAIT CRACKED COM At the end of the first season, they killed off Hayes' character so they could dredge up Re


Chris Klein sucked at singing. MAMMA MIA TCR. 02: CRACKED.COM The American Pie star was in consideration to play Sky. In his now-viral audition tape, Source: YouTube


Eric Stoltz method acted his way out of a job. BACK TO THE FUTURE Hair gel Johnny Depp was kicked out after 5 weeks of filming because he lacked any cSource: DigitalSpy


20 Famous Actors That Didn't Get The Part (For Dumb Reasons)