20 Actors Who Turned Down Important Movie Roles

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.glamorati.com/celebrity/2008/20-actors-and-actresses-who-turned-down-important-or-popular-roles/

Or: 20 Actors and actresses who are kicking themselves in the ass for not accepting these golden roles they were offered
There are 34 comments:
Female 268
geezuz i can`t believe it could have been will smith in the matrix. that`s gonna throw me off for a while. lol.
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Male 778
Oh what?! Will Turned down Neo? DUDE. Will would have MAULED the screen so much better than Reeves as Neo. Thank god DiCaprio didn`t get it though.

Oh and the video at the bottom. SUCKED.

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Male 1,835
why dost people cares about the celebrities? we don`t see celebrities on sie film we see sie characters
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Male 2,582
"Keanu Reeves turned down Charlie Sheen’s role in `Platoon`."
Maybe there is a God?
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Female 1,407
"No pictures? Boo."
My thoughts exactly. ^_^

But we know these actors (by sight) quite well, perhaps that`s why it`s like that.

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Female 602
Who cares what Wills Smith rejects?
He is the best paid actor currently... turning down a role wouldn`t make much of a difference to him.
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Male 36
Yeah I agree about the Will Smith comment. Who cares that he turned down Phone Booth?
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Male 1,162
No pictures? Boo.
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Male 78
Moral of the story: NEVER turn down a role.
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Male 1,244
The only one I thought would have been better would be Tom Hanks as Andy in The Shawshank Redemption.

Also, whoever formated this lists bunched together, small print should be ashamed

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Female 4,376
I haven`t even seen or heard of half of the movies they listed.
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Male 405
lol will smith as neo would have been funny, even leonardo dicaprio would have been funny, it seems like keanu was a last choice, good list.
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Female 5
what about katie holmes in Dark Knight? She must be really pissed with the huuge success of dark knight right now. lol.
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Male 2,553
people shouldn`t care about this pop culture crap it just keeps retarded people retarded.
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Female 15,763
I was TOTALLY distracted by the Pop Crunch video at the bottom.

Seriously, go watch it. It`s hilarious. o-o I found their Youtube and now I can easily stalk them!

:`D

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Male 358
Definately one of the better `top` lists.
I found myself wanting more.
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Male 1,091
I could never see Will Smith as Neo...
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Male 817
I think the movies were hits was partially because the actors that starred in them did a good job.

Mel Gibson in Gladiator? Denzel Washington in Ray? Tom Hanks in The Shawshank Redemption? These weren`t "shoe-in" roles that any monkey could have done.

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Female 929
Omg.. Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster were originally cast as Thelma and Louise but had to drop out as pre-production dragged on. Imagine how cool that would have been.. :D Fanciable lesbians!!
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Female 128
V use a V :)
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Female 128
AND JOJO turned down the part for HANNAH MONTANNA. Miley just tried out for hannah montannas BEST FRIEND
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Female 929
:D Wicked-cool list! Wow.
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Male 12,138
^^ "We need upside-down carats! You can`t respond to the post "below" you by adding ^^^^."

I can.

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Male 66
Another problem with the backwards-posting!

We need upside-down carats! You can`t respond to the post "below" you by adding ^^^^.

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Male 591
The one they really forgot is that done by Sean connery.

He turned down the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, he was going to play gandalf.

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Male 12,138
^^ "I can`t see John Travolta being Forrest Gump"

I could. It`s not like he`d even have to act much.

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Female 5,139
the only one i could see going right in this list, was tom hanks in shawshank redemption.. but hes already in the green mile, which is similar...

i have a crap imagionation, really..

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Female 5,139
why is the text so small D:
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Female 583
Tom Hanks as Andy in Shawshank? I think he would have done very well, but I honestly can`t picture it. I love that movie and I think the lead actor did a brilliant job.
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Female 331
I can`t see John Travolta being Forrest Gump. :/ Tom Hanks is hella better.
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Female 744
I`m really glad some of them turned those parts down...but it`s just really funny thinking about dicaprio or will smith as Neo. Funny, but it might have made "the matrix" better. hmm.

I`m also REALLY glad charlie sheen was in platoon and not keanu. Goddamn would that have been horrible. @_@

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Male 342
Most of those actors still seem to be doing quite well...
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Male 105
very interesting :D
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Male 20,178
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