Imagine being an actor and preparing for the role of a lifetime, physically and mentally. You go in for the audition, you give it your all, and then you get notes from the casting director:

"We love it! We think you'd be great to play a role that's the polar opposite in every conceivable way. When can you start cutting weight and being universally hateable?"

That's what lots of these actors went through:

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

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19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

19 Iconic Roles (That Were The Actor's Second Choice)

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