There are a lot of acting roles out there that were filled by the perfect person. But have you ever thought about how close we were to someone else taking those gigs, likely losing us iconic characters forever? Because we were pretty damn close a lot of times.

For example ...

Sean Connery didn't understand a damn thing in the Lord of the Rings script. LORD THE OF THE RINGS The legendary actor declined the role of Gandalf in

Pierce Brosnan thought he'd look ridiculous in Batman's costume. BATMAN Tim Burton wanted Brosnan to play Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989). During a Reddi

John Travolta didn't want to be associated with a misandrist movie. CHICSAGO Harvey Weinstein offered Travolta the role of Billy Flynn numerous times,

Eddie Murphy thought that Ghostbusters was absolute nonsense. GHOST BUSTERS During the filming of Trading Places, Dan Aykroyd, who was obsessed with g

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Eminem refused to leave Detroit. CHEMMPATI 3H ELYSUM Director Neil Blomkamp chose Marshall Mathers to play Max Da Costa in his second sci-fi project.

Frank Sinatra used an eight-year-old injury as an excuse. t tyHarry While filming The Manchurian Candidate, he suffered a broken wrist. Due to that in

Tom Cruise asked way too many questions that couldn't be answered. edward SCISSORHANDS Cruise was perplexed by how Edward Scissorhands could do everyd

Will Smith wanted to change everything about Quentin Tarantino's movie. DJANGO UNCHAINED Smith insisted that Django should be the one who kills the vi

Russell Crowe didn't want to be typecast as Mr. Wolfman. X-MENV Crowe was Bryan Singer's first choice to play Wolverine, but he was hesitant because

JohN Candy had a bizarre request for his character. GHST BUSTERS lvan Reitman offered Candy the role of Louis Tully, but he wanted to play him with a
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