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Aaron Eckhart
   was considered for the role of   
Wolverine in X-Men (2000)
Hugh Jackman got the part
Adam Sandler
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Adam West
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby got the part
Albert Finney
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Peter O'Toole got the part
Alec Baldwin
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Ghost (1990)
Patrick Swayze got the part
Alec Guinness
   was considered for the role of   
Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley got the part
Alan Ladd
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Peter O'Toole got the part
Alan Ladd
   was considered for the role of   
Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944)
Fred MacMurray got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Martin Sheen got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Edward in Pretty Woman (1990)
Richard Gere got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Lenny Bruce in Lenny (1974)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Al Pacino
   was considered for the role of   
Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert De Niro got the part
Alan Thicke
   was considered for the role of   
Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993)
Liam Neeson got the part
Amy Irving
   was considered for the role of   
Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977)
Carrie Fisher got the part
Andrew Dice Clay
   was considered for the role of   
Vinny Gambini in My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Joe Pesci got the part
Andy Garcia
   was considered for the role of   
Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Tom Hanks got the part
Angelina Jolie
   was considered for the role of   
Velma in Chicago (2002)
Catherine Zeta-Jones got the part
Anita Louise
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Anjelica Huston
   was considered for the role of   
Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)
Kathy Bates got the part
Anne Baxter
   was considered for the role of   
Bernadette Soubirous in Song of Bernadette (1943)
Jennifer Jones got the part
Anne Shirley
   was considered for the role of   
Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Olivia de Havilland got the part
Ann-Margret
   was considered for the role of   
Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Faye Dunaway got the part
Ann-Margret
   was considered for the role of   
Cat in Cat Ballou (1965)
Jane Fonda got the part
Ann Sheridan
   was considered for the role of   
Ilsa in Casablanca (1942)
Ingrid Bergman got the part
Anthony Hopkins
   was considered for the role of   
Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley got the part
Anthony Perkins
   was considered for the role of   
Joe/Josephine in Some Like It Hot (1959)
Tony Curtis got the part
Anthony Perkins
   was considered for the role of   
Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
James Caan got the part
Anthony Perkins
   was considered for the role of   
Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972)
Robert Duvall got the part
Anthony Perkins
   was considered for the role of   
Tony in West Side Story (1961)
Richard Beymer got the part
Anthony Quinn
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Arnold Schwarzenegger
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Arnold Schwarzenegger
   was considered for the role of   
John McLane in Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Willis got the part
Arthur Edmund Carewe
   was considered for the role of   
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi got the part
Ashton Kutcher
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Audie Murphy
   was considered for the role of   
Scorpio in Dirty Harry (1971)
Andy Robinson got the part
Audrey Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Audrey Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Maria in West Side Story (1961)
Natalie Wood got the part
Barbara Stanwyck
   was considered for the role of   
Sondra in Lost Horizon (1937)
Jane Wyatt got the part
Barbra Streisand
   was considered for the role of   
Bree Daniels in Klute (1971)
Jane Fonda got the part
Barbra Streisand
   was considered for the role of   
Dwan in King Kong (1976)
Jessica Lange got the part
Barbra Streisand
   was considered for the role of   
Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972)
Liza Minelli got the part
Barry Manilow
   was considered for the role of   
Ted Striker in Airplane! (1980)
Robert Hays got the part
Basil Rathbone
   was considered for the role of   
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Clarke Gable got the part
Beatrice Lillie
   was considered for the role of   
Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Billie Burke got the part
Bela Lugosi
   was considered for the role of   
Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941)
Lon Chaney Jr got the part
Bela Lugosi
   was considered for the role of   
The Monster in Frankenstein (1931)
Boris Karloff got the part
Ben Stiller
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Jessica Tandy got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Elizabeth in Frankenstein (1931)
Mae Clarke got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night (1934)
Claudette Colbert got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Mina Harker in Dracula (1931)
Helen Chandler got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Rose Sayer in The African Queen (1951)
Katherine Hepburn got the part
Bette Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Bette Midler
   was considered for the role of   
Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)
Kathy Bates got the part
Bette Midler
   was considered for the role of   
Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act (1992)
Whoopi Goldberg got the part
Betty Grable
   was considered for the role of   
Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952)
Marilyn Monroe got the part
Billie Dove
   was considered for the role of   
Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Ona Munson got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Jack Nicholson got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Forrest in Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Miller in Philadelphia (1993)
Denzel Washington got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Arnold Schwarzenegger got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Larry Flynt in The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Woody Harrelson got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Willie in Bad Santa (2003)
Billy Bob Thorton got the part
Bill Murray
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Billy Dee Williams
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
Billy Idol
   was considered for the role of   
Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991)
Val Kilmer got the part
Bing Crosby
   was considered for the role of   
Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Marlon Brando got the part
Bobby Darin
   was considered for the role of   
Tony in West Side Story (1961)
Richard Beymer got the part
Bob Dylan
   was considered for the role of   
Clyde Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Warren Beatty got the part
Bob Hope
   was considered for the role of   
Lt. Cmdr. Sherman in Operation Petticoat (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
Bob Hope
   was considered for the role of   
Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Cary Grant got the part
Bob Hope
   was considered for the role of   
Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Frank Sinatra got the part
Bo Derek
   was considered for the role of   
Dwan in King Kong (1976)
Jessica Lange got the part
Boots Mallory
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Boris Karloff
   was considered for the role of   
The Invisible Man in The Invisible Man (1933)
Claude Rains got the part
Boris Karloff
   was considered for the role of   
Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941)
Lon Chaney Jr got the part
Brad Pitt
   was considered for the role of   
Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)
Christian Bale got the part
Brad Pitt
   was considered for the role of   
Turkish in Snatch (2000)
Jason Statham got the part
Brad Pitt
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Brendan Fraser
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Brian Aherne
   was considered for the role of   
Peter Blood in Captain Blood (1935)
Errol Flynn got the part
Britney Spears
   was considered for the role of   
Kitty in Chicago (2002)
Lucy Liu got the part
Broderick Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Enrique Claudin in Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Claude Rains got the part
Brooke Shields
   was considered for the role of   
Regan in The Excorcist (1973)
Linda Blair got the part
Brooke Smith
   was considered for the role of   
Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Jodie Foster got the part
Bruce Boxleitner
   was considered for the role of   
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977)
Mark Hamill got the part
Bruce Jenner
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Bruce Willis
   was considered for the role of   
Cadet Mahoney in Police Academy (1984)
Steve Guttenberg got the part
Bruce Willis
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Ghost (1990)
Patrick Swayze got the part
Buddy Ebsen
   was considered for the role of   
The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Jack Haley got the part
Burt Lancaster
   was considered for the role of   
Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959)
Charlton Heston got the part
Burt Lancaster
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. John Francis Xavier 'Trapper John' McIntyre in MASH (1970)
Elliott Gould got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
John McLane in Die Hard (1988)
Bruce Willis got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Al Pacino got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976)
Sylvester Stallone got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Tony in West Side Story (1961)
Richard Beymer got the part
Burt Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Zed in Zardoz (1974)
Sean Connery got the part
Burt Ward
   was considered for the role of   
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
Cameron Diaz
   was considered for the role of   
Roxie in Chicago (2002)
Renee Zellweger got the part
Carole Lombard
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Carol Lombard
   was considered for the role of   
Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night (1934)
Claudette Colbert got the part
Carol Lynley
   was considered for the role of   
Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Faye Dunaway got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Bert the Chimney Sweep in Mary Poppins (1964)
Dick Van Dyke got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Count Leon D'Algout in Ninotchka (1939)
Melvyn Douglas got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
James Stewart got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Holly Martins in The Third Man (1949)
Joseph Cotton got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Dr. No (1962)
Sean Connery got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
John Ballentine/Dr. Anthony Edwardes in Spellbound (1945)
Gregory Peck got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Peter O'Toole got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1954)
James Mason got the part
Charles Bronson
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Charles Grodin
   was considered for the role of   
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
Jose Ferrer got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield (1935)
W.C. Fields got the part
Charlie Sheen
   was considered for the role of   
Maverick in Top Gun (1986)
Tom Cruise got the part
Charlize Theron
   was considered for the role of   
Roxie in Chicago (2002)
Renee Zellweger got the part
Charlton Heston
   was considered for the role of   
Ambassador Thorn in The Omen (1976)
Gregory Peck got the part
Charlton Heston
   was considered for the role of   
Chief Brody in Jaws (1975)
Roy Scheider got the part
Charlton Heston
   was considered for the role of   
The Great Leslie in The Great Race (1965)
Tony Curtis got the part
Cher
   was considered for the role of   
Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Faye Dunaway got the part
Chevy Chase
   was considered for the role of   
Forrest in Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks got the part
Chevy Chase
   was considered for the role of   
Lester in American Beauty (1999)
Kevin Spacey got the part
Chris O'Donnell
   was considered for the role of   
J in Men In Black (1997)
Will Smith got the part
Christina Ricci
   was considered for the role of   
Claudia in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Kirsten Dunst got the part
Christina Ricci
   was considered for the role of   
Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Claire Danes got the part
Christopher Reeve
   was considered for the role of   
Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Tom Hanks got the part
Christopher Reeve
   was considered for the role of   
Edward in Pretty Woman (1990)
Richard Gere got the part
Christopher Reeve
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Colton in Romancing The Stone (1984)
Michael Douglas got the part
Christopher Walken
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Johnny Depp got the part
Christopher Walken
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
Christopher Walken
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Michael Madsen got the part
Christopher Walken
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Cicely Tyson
   was considered for the role of   
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Diana Ross got the part
Cindy Williams
   was considered for the role of   
Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977)
Carrie Fisher got the part
Clarke Gable
   was considered for the role of   
C. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Cary Grant got the part
Clarke Gable
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Massara in Little Ceasar (1931)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr got the part
Clarke Gable
   was considered for the role of   
Tarzan in Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Johnny Weissmuller got the part
Claudette Colbert
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Clint Eastwood
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Clint Eastwood
   was considered for the role of   
Graham Hess in Signs (2002)
Mel Gibson got the part
Clint Eastwood
   was considered for the role of   
K in Men In Black (1997)
Tommy Lee Jones got the part
Clive Owen
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Colin Farrell
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Constance Bennett
   was considered for the role of   
Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night (1934)
Claudette Colbert got the part
Crispin Glover
   was considered for the role of   
Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1984)
Michael J. Fox got the part
C. Thomas Howell
   was considered for the role of   
Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1984)
Michael J. Fox got the part
Cyd Charisse
   was considered for the role of   
Eve Kendall in North by Northwest (1959)
Eva Marie Saint got the part
Dana Carvey
   was considered for the role of   
Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys (1995)
Martin Lawrence got the part
Daniel Day-Lewis
   was considered for the role of   
Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Tom Hanks got the part
Daniel Day-Lewis
   was considered for the role of   
Aragorn in Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Viggo Mortensen got the part
Daniel Day-Lewis
   was considered for the role of   
Lestat in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Tom Cruise got the part
Danny DeVito
   was considered for the role of   
John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Arnold Schwarzenegger got the part
Danny DeVito
   was considered for the role of   
Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
John Rhys-Davies got the part. Danny DeVito couldn't take the part due to TV commitments.
Danny Kaye
   was considered for the role of   
Bert the Chimney Sweep in Mary Poppins (1964)
Dick Van Dyke got the part
Danny Thomas
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Darryl Hannah
   was considered for the role of   
Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990)
Julia Roberts got the part
Dave Chapelle
   was considered for the role of   
Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994)
Mykelti Williamson got the part
David Alan Grier
   was considered for the role of   
Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994)
Mykelti Williamson got the part
David Boreanaz
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
David Bowie
   was considered for the role of   
The Acid Queen in Tommy (1976)
Tina Turner got the part
David Bowie
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Hook in Hook (1991)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
David Bowie
   was considered for the role of   
Elrond in Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Hugo Weaving got the part
David Bowie
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence Jamieson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Michael Caine got the part
David Letterman
   was considered for the role of   
Ted Striker in Airplane! (1980)
Robert Hays got the part
David Niven
   was considered for the role of   
Charlie Allnut in The African Queen (1951)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
David Niven
   was considered for the role of   
George Conway in Lost Horizon (1937)
John Howard got the part
David Niven
   was considered for the role of   
Will Scarlett in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Patric Knowles got the part
David Schwimmer
   was considered for the role of   
J in Men In Black (1997)
Will Smith got the part
Dan Blocker
   was considered for the role of   
Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Slim Pickens got the part
Dan Dailey
   was considered for the role of   
The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Gene Wilder got the part
Debbie Reynolds
   was considered for the role of   
Doris Mann in Postcards From the Edge (1990)
Shirley MacLaine got the part
Debra Winger
   was considered for the role of   
Alex in Fatal Attraction (1987)
Glenn Close got the part
Dean Martin
   was considered for the role of   
Jerry Langford in The King of Comedy (1983)
Jerry Lewis got the part
Dean Martin
   was considered for the role of   
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
Dean Martin
   was considered for the role of   
Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Marlon Brando got the part
Demi Moore
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Dennis Hopper
   was considered for the role of   
Bud Stamper in Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Warren Beatty got the part
Dennis Quaid
   was considered for the role of   
Josh in Big (1988)
Tom Hanks got the part
Denzel Washington
   was considered for the role of   
David Mills in Se7en (1995)
Brad Pitt got the part
Denzel Washington
   was considered for the role of   
Det. Spooner in I, Robot (2004)
Will Smith got the part
Derek Jacobi
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Diahann Carroll
   was considered for the role of   
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Diana Ross got the part
Diana Barrymore
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Diana Ross
   was considered for the role of   
Shug Avery in The Color Purple (1985)
Margaret Avery got the part
Dick Powell
   was considered for the role of   
Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944)
Fred MacMurray got the part
Dominique Swain
   was considered for the role of   
Claudia in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Kirsten Dunst got the part
Doris Day
   was considered for the role of   
Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Douglas Fairbanks Jr
   was considered for the role of   
Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Errol Flynn got the part
Drew Barrymore
   was considered for the role of   
Carol Anne in Poltergeist (1982)
Heather O'Rourke got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Deckard in Blade Runner (1982)
Harrison Ford got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Franz Liebkind in The Producers (1968)
Kenneth Mars got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Al Pacino got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Popeye in Popeye (1980)
Robin Williams got the part
Dustin Hoffman
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Eddie Murphy
   was considered for the role of   
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins got the part
Ed Harris
   was considered for the role of   
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins got the part
Edna Mae Oliver
   was considered for the role of   
The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Margaret Hamilton got the part
Edward Norton
   was considered for the role of   
Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)
Christian Bale got the part
Edward Norton
   was considered for the role of   
Wolverine in X-Men (2000)
Hugh Jackman got the part
Ed Wynn
   was considered for the role of   
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Frank Morgan got the part
Elizabeth Ashley
   was considered for the role of   
Maria in West Side Story (1961)
Natalie Wood got the part
Elizabeth Taylor
   was considered for the role of   
Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Elizabeth Taylor
   was considered for the role of   
Eve Kendall in North by Northwest (1959)
Eva Marie Saint got the part
Ellen Barkin
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Ellen Degeneres
   was considered for the role of   
Annie in Speed (1994)
Sandra Bullock got the part
Ellen Drew
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Ella Fitzgerald
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Casablanca (1942)
Dooley Wilson got the part. It was originally intended for a female
Elvis Presley
   was considered for the role of   
Bernardo in West Side Story (1961)
George Chakiris got the part
Elvis Presley
   was considered for the role of   
Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Paul Newman got the part
Elvis Presley
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Jon Voight got the part
Elvis Presley
   was considered for the role of   
John 'Joker' Jackson in The Defiant Ones (1958)
Tony Curtis got the part
Elvis Presley
   was considered for the role of   
Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972)
Robert Duvall got the part
Emma Thompson
   was considered for the role of   
Alex in Fatal Attraction (1987)
Glenn Close got the part
Emma Thompson
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Eric Bana
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Eric Bana
   was considered for the role of   
Xandier in XXX (2002)
Vin Diesel got the part
Eric Idle
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Eric Stoltz
   was considered for the role of   
Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1984)
Michael J. Fox got the part
Erin Moore
   was considered for the role of   
Claudia in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Kirsten Dunst got the part
Ernest Borgnine
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Errol Flynn
   was considered for the role of   
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Clarke Gable got the part
Ewan McGregor
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Ewan Stewart
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Fanny Brice
   was considered for the role of   
Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Billie Burke got the part
Faye Dunaway
   was considered for the role of   
Bree Daniels in Klute (1971)
Jane Fonda got the part
Faye Dunaway
   was considered for the role of   
Dominique Derval in Thunderball (1965)
Claudine Auger got the part
Frances Dee
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Harold Hill in The Music Man (1962)
Robert Preston got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971)
Clint Eastwood got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Joe/Josephine in Some Like It Hot (1959)
Tony Curtis got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Jonathan Harrow in Easter Parade (1948)
Peter Lawford got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Marlon Brando got the part
Frank Sinatra
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Fred Astaire
   was considered for the role of   
Bert the Chimney Sweep in Mary Poppins (1964)
Dick Van Dyke got the part
Fred Astaire
   was considered for the role of   
George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1943)
James Cagney got the part
Frederick March
   was considered for the role of   
Peter Warne in It Happened One Night (1934)
Clarke Gable got the part
Fred MacMurray
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Gillis in Sunset Blvd. (1950)
William Holden got the part
Fred Stone
   was considered for the role of   
The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Ray Bolger got the part
Fred Willard
   was considered for the role of   
Ted Striker in Airplane! (1980)
Robert Hays got the part
Gale Sondergaard
   was considered for the role of   
The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Margaret Hamilton got the part
Gary Cooper
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Powell in Night of the Hunter (1955)
Robert Mitchum got the part
Gary Cooper
   was considered for the role of   
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1954)
James Mason got the part
Gary Cooper
   was considered for the role of   
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Clarke Gable got the part
Gary Cooper
   was considered for the role of   
The Ringo Kid in Stagecoach (1939)
John Wayne got the part
Gary Lockwood
   was considered for the role of   
Tony in West Side Story (1961)
Richard Beymer got the part
Geena Davis
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Gene Hackman
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Gene Hackman
   was considered for the role of   
Howard Beale in Network (1976)
Peter Finch got the part
Gene Hackman
   was considered for the role of   
Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976)
Sylvester Stallone got the part
Gene Hackman
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Gene Kelly
   was considered for the role of   
Don Hewes in Easter Parade (1948)
Fred Astaire got the part
Gene Kelly
   was considered for the role of   
Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Marlon Brando got the part
Gene Wilder
   was considered for the role of   
Vin in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Steve McQueen got the part
George Clooney
   was considered for the role of   
Carl Denham in King Kong (2005)
Jack Black got the part
George Clooney
   was considered for the role of   
Garrison Keillor in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Garrison Keillor got the part
George Clooney
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Michael Madsen got the part
George C. Scott
   was considered for the role of   
Howard Beale in Network (1976)
Peter Finch got the part
George Lazenby
   was considered for the role of   
Jesus Christ in Life of Brian (1979)
Kenneth Colley got the part
George Raft
   was considered for the role of   
Rick in Casablanca (1942)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
George Raft
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Earle in High Sierra (1941)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
George Raft
   was considered for the role of   
Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
George Raft
   was considered for the role of   
Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944)
Fred MacMurray got the part
Geraldine Fitzgerald
   was considered for the role of   
Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mary Astor got the part
Gerard Butler
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Gig Young
   was considered for the role of   
The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Gene Wilder got the part
Glenn Danzig
   was considered for the role of   
Wolverine in X-Men (2000)
Hugh Jackman got the part
Gloria Swanson
   was considered for the role of   
Judith Traherne in Dark Victory (1939)
Bette Davis got the part
Goran Visnjic
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Grace Kelly
   was considered for the role of   
Eve Kendall in North by Northwest (1959)
Eva Marie Saint got the part
Gregory Peck
   was considered for the role of   
Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962)
Robert Mitchum got the part
Gregory Peck
   was considered for the role of   
Prof. Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Sean Connery got the part
Gregory Peck
   was considered for the role of   
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
Greta Garbo
   was considered for the role of   
Marie Curie in Madame Curie (1944)
Greer Garson got the part
Greta Scacchi
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Groucho Marx
   was considered for the role of   
Dr. Fassbender in What's New Pussycat (1965)
Peter Sellers got the part
Groucho Marx
   was considered for the role of   
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Clarke Gable got the part
Gwyneth Paltrow
   was considered for the role of   
Roxie in Chicago (2002)
Renee Zellweger got the part
Halle Berry
   was considered for the role of   
Annie in Speed (1994)
Sandra Bullock got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Billy Tyne in The Perfect Storm (2000)
George Clooney got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Tom Hanks got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Alec Baldwin got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Josh in Big (1988)
Tom Hanks got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993)
Liam Neeson got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Ghost (1990)
Patrick Swayze got the part
Harrison Ford
   was considered for the role of   
Ships Captain Dallas in Alien (1979)
Tom Skerritt got the part
Harry Reems
   was considered for the role of   
Coach Calhoun in Grease (1978)
Sid Caesar got the part
Harvey Keitel
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Martin Sheen got the part
Harvey Keitel
   was considered for the role of   
Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert De Niro got the part
Hayden Christensen
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Hazel Scott
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Casablanca (1942)
Dooley Wilson got the part. It was originally intended for a female
Heath Ledger
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Henry Cavill
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Henry Cavill
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Henry Fonda
   was considered for the role of   
Howard Beale in Network (1976)
Peter Finch got the part
Henry Fonda
   was considered for the role of   
McDonald Walling in Executive Suite (1954)
William Holden got the part
Howard Keel
   was considered for the role of   
Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Gene Kelly got the part
Hugh Jackman
   was considered for the role of   
Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002)
Richard Gere got the part
Hugh Jackman
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Humphrey Bogart
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Humphrey Bogart
   was considered for the role of   
Norman Maine in A Star is Born (1954)
James Mason got the part
Ice Cube
   was considered for the role of   
Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994)
Mykelti Williamson got the part
Ian Keith
   was considered for the role of   
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi got the part
Ian McKellen
   was considered for the role of   
Carl Denham in King Kong (2005)
Jack Black got the part
Ingrid Bergman
   was considered for the role of   
Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (1962)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Ingrid Bergman
   was considered for the role of   
Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mary Astor got the part
Ingrid Bergman
   was considered for the role of   
Sister Luke in The Nun's Story (1959)
Audrey Hepburn got the part
Ingrid Bergman
   was considered for the role of   
Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember (1957)
Deborah Kerr got the part
Irene Dunne
   was considered for the role of   
Marie Curie in Madame Curie (1944)
Greer Garson got the part
Irene Dunne
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Ian Somerhalder
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Jack Benny
   was considered for the role of   
Stanley Banks in Father of the Bride (1950)
Spencer Tracy got the part
Jack Nance
   was considered for the role of   
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979)
Martin Sheen got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Det. Tracy in Dick Tracy (1990)
Warren Beatty got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987)
Michael Douglas got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Arnold Schwarzenegger got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Al Pacino got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Tank in Space Cowboys (2000)
James Garner got the part
Jack Nicholson
   was considered for the role of   
Willie in Bad Santa (2003)
Billy Bob Thorton got the part
Jack Palance
   was considered for the role of   
Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Lock Martin got the part
Jake Gyllenhaal
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Jake Gyllenhaal
   was considered for the role of   
Frodo in Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Elijah Wood got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. John Francis Xavier 'Trapper John' McIntyre in MASH (1970)
Elliott Gould got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Deckard in Blade Runner (1982)
Harrison Ford got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971)
Gene Hackman got the part
James Caan
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
James Cagney
   was considered for the role of   
Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Errol Flynn got the part
James Cagney
   was considered for the role of   
Roy Earle in High Sierra (1941)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
James Caviezel
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
James Dean
   was considered for the role of   
Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Paul Newman got the part
James Earl Jones
   was considered for the role of   
Sheriff Bart in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Cleavon Little got the part
James Mason
   was considered for the role of   
Charlie Allnut in The African Queen (1951)
Humphrey Bogart got the part
James Mason
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
James Mason
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Dr. No (1962)
Sean Connery got the part
James Stewart
   was considered for the role of   
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant got the part
James Woods
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Tim Roth got the part
Jane Fonda
   was considered for the role of   
Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Faye Dunaway got the part
Jane Fonda
   was considered for the role of   
Deanie in Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Natalie Wood got the part
Jane Powell
   was considered for the role of   
Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Debbie Reynolds got the part
Janet Leigh
   was considered for the role of   
Doris Mann in Postcards From the Edge (1990)
Shirley MacLaine got the part
Jason Behr
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Jason Lee
   was considered for the role of   
Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997)
Mark Wahlberg got the part
Jason Patric
   was considered for the role of   
Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991)
Val Kilmer got the part
Jayne Mansfield
   was considered for the role of   
Judy in Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Natalie Wood got the part
Jeanette MacDonald
   was considered for the role of   
Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat (1951)
Kathryn Grayson got the part
Jeanne Moreau
   was considered for the role of   
Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Jean Arthur
   was considered for the role of   
Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday (1950)
Judy Holliday got the part
Jean Arthur
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Jean Arthur
   was considered for the role of   
Sondra in Lost Horizon (1937)
Jane Wyatt got the part
Jeff Bridges
   was considered for the role of   
Josh in Big (1988)
Tom Hanks got the part
Jeff Bridges
   was considered for the role of   
Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Jeff Bridges
   was considered for the role of   
Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert De Niro got the part
Jeff Goldblum
   was considered for the role of   
Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1984)
Christopher Lloyd got the part
Jean Harlow
   was considered for the role of   
Anne Darrow in King Kong (1933)
Fay Wray got the part
Jean Harlow
   was considered for the role of   
Marion Kerby in Topper (1937)
Constance Bennett got the part
Jean Harlow
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Jennifer Jason Leigh
   was considered for the role of   
Roxie in Chicago (2002)
Renee Zellweger got the part
Jennifer Jason Leigh
   was considered for the role of   
Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990)
Julia Roberts got the part
Jennifer Love Hewitt
   was considered for the role of   
Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Claire Danes got the part
Jeremy Irons
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Jeri Ryan
   was considered for the role of   
Mystique in X-Men (2000)
Rebecca Romijn got the part
Jerry Lewis
   was considered for the role of   
Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot (1959)
Jack Lemmon got the part
Jerry Lewis
   was considered for the role of   
Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Frank Sinatra got the part
Jim Carrey
   was considered for the role of   
Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Johnny Depp got the part
Jim Carrey
   was considered for the role of   
Edward in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Johnny Depp got the part
Jim Carrey
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Jan Michael Vincent
   was considered for the role of   
Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Jo Anne Savers
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Joan Bennett
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Joan Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Kay Miniver in Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Greer Garson got the part
Joan Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (1938)
Norma Shearer got the part
Joan Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Mary Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1943)
Joan Leslie got the part
Joan Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Mona Leslie in Reckless (1935)
Jean Harlow got the part
Joan Crawford
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Jodie Foster
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Jodie Foster
   was considered for the role of   
Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977)
Carrie Fisher got the part
Joel McCrea
   was considered for the role of   
Antonio Galvan in The Devil is a Woman (1935)
Ceasar Romero got the part
Joel McCrea
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933)
Bruce Cabot got the part
Joan Fontaine
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
John Carradine
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Powell in Night of the Hunter (1955)
Robert Mitchum got the part
John Carradine
   was considered for the role of   
The Monster in Frankenstein (1931)
Boris Karloff got the part
John Cleese
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
John Cusack
   was considered for the role of   
Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002)
Richard Gere got the part
John Garfield
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy (1939)
William Holden got the part
John Hurt
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
John Hurt
   was considered for the role of   
Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)
Ben Kingsley got the part
John Lennon
   was considered for the role of   
Dr. Falken in War Games (1983)
John Wood got the part
John Lithgow
   was considered for the role of   
Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1984)
Christopher Lloyd got the part
John Lithgow
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Johnny Carson
   was considered for the role of   
Jerry Langford in The King of Comedy (1983)
Jerry Lewis got the part
Johnny Carson
   was considered for the role of   
The Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Gene Wilder got the part
Johnny Depp
   was considered for the role of   
Count Olaf in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Jim Carrey got the part
Johnny Depp
   was considered for the role of   
Graham Hess in Signs (2002)
Mel Gibson got the part
Johnny Depp
   was considered for the role of   
Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider (2007)
Nicholas Cage got the part
Johnny Depp
   was considered for the role of   
Lestat in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Tom Cruise got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002)
Richard Gere got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Forrest in Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991)
Val Kilmer got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Maverick in Top Gun (1986)
Tom Cruise got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Michael Madsen got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile (1999)
Tom Hanks got the part
John Travolta
   was considered for the role of   
William Hayes in Midnight Express (1978)
Brad Davis got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
General George S. Patton in Patton (1970)
George C. Scott got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971)
Clint Eastwood got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Slim Pickens got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
Major Reisman in The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Lee Marvin got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
Taggart in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Slim Pickens got the part
John Wayne
   was considered for the role of   
Willie Stark in All the Kings Men (1949)
Broderick Crawford got the part
Jon Lovitz
   was considered for the role of   
Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys (1995)
Will Smith got the part
Jon Voight
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Jon Voight
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson got the part
Jon Voight
   was considered for the role of   
Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Joseph Cotton
   was considered for the role of   
John Ballentine/Dr. Anthony Edwardes in Spellbound (1945)
Gregory Peck got the part
Josh Hartnett
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006)
Brandon Routh got the part
Judge Reinhold
   was considered for the role of   
Cadet Mahoney in Police Academy (1984)
Steve Guttenberg got the part
Judy Garland
   was considered for the role of   
Careen in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Ann Rutherford got the part
Judy Garland
   was considered for the role of   
Ellen Bowen in Royal Wedding (1951)
Jane Powell got the part
Judy Garland
   was considered for the role of   
Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (1951)
Ava Gardner got the part
Judy Garland
   was considered for the role of   
Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Debbie Reynolds got the part
Judy Garland
   was considered for the role of   
Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967)
Anne Bancroft got the part
Judy Holliday
   was considered for the role of   
Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Jean Hagen got the part
Judy Holliday
   was considered for the role of   
Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952)
Marilyn Monroe got the part
Julie Christie
   was considered for the role of   
Dominique Derval in Thunderball (1965)
Claudine Auger got the part
Julie Christie
   was considered for the role of   
Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972)
Liza Minelli got the part
Julian McMahon
   was considered for the role of   
James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig got the part
Julia Roberts
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
June Allyson
   was considered for the role of   
Ellen Bowen in Royal Wedding (1951)
Jane Powell got the part
June Allyson
   was considered for the role of   
Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Debbie Reynolds got the part
Karen Allen
   was considered for the role of   
Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977)
Carrie Fisher got the part
Karen Carpenter
   was considered for the role of   
Mattie Ross in True Grit (1969)
Kim Darby got the part
Kate Winslet
   was considered for the role of   
Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Renee Zellweger got the part
Kate Winslet
   was considered for the role of   
Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Claire Danes got the part
Katherine Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Judith Traherne in Dark Victory (1939)
Bette Davis got the part
Katherine Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Marie Curie in Madame Curie (1944)
Greer Garson got the part
Katherine Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage (1934)
Bette Davis got the part
Katherine Hepburn
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Kathy Bates
   was considered for the role of   
Mama Morton in Chicago (2002)
Queen Latifah got the part
Keanu Reeves
   was considered for the role of   
Aragorn in Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Viggo Mortensen got the part
Keanu Reeves
   was considered for the role of   
Wolverine in X-Men (2000)
Hugh Jackman got the part
Kelly Lynch
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Kelly McGillis
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Kenneth Branagh
   was considered for the role of   
Mozart in Amadeus (1984)
Tom Hulce got the part
Kevin Bacon
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Ghost (1990)
Patrick Swayze got the part
Kevin Costner
   was considered for the role of   
Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Alec Baldwin got the part
Kevin Costner
   was considered for the role of   
The President in Air Force One (1997)
Harrison Ford got the part
Kevin Kline
   was considered for the role of   
Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)
Richard Dreyfuss got the part
Kevin Kline
   was considered for the role of   
Peter Pan in Hook (1991)
Robin Williams got the part
Kevin Spacey
   was considered for the role of   
Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002)
Richard Gere got the part
Kim Basinger
   was considered for the role of   
Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone got the part
Kim Novak
   was considered for the role of   
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Audrey Hepburn got the part
Kirk Douglas
   was considered for the role of   
Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959)
Charlton Heston got the part
Kirk Douglas
   was considered for the role of   
Kid Shelleen in Cat Ballou (1965)
Lee Marvin got the part
Kirk Douglas
   was considered for the role of   
Sergeant Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953)
William Holden got the part
Kris Kristofferson
   was considered for the role of   
Clark Kent/Superman in Superman, The Movie (1978)
Christopher Reeve got the part
Kurt Russell
   was considered for the role of   
Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
Harrison Ford got the part
Lance Henriksen
   was considered for the role of   
The Terminator in Terminator (1984)
Arnold Schwarzenegger got the part
Lana Turner
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
Jose Ferrer got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Harry Powell in Night of the Hunter (1955)
Robert Mitchum got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Peter O'Toole got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Lord Essex in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Errol Flynn got the part
Laurence Olivier
   was considered for the role of   
Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando got the part
Lee Majors
   was considered for the role of   
Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Jon Voight got the part
Lee Marvin
   was considered for the role of   
Dr. Clayton Forrester in The War of the Worlds (1953)
Gene Barry got the part
Lee Marvin
   was considered for the role of   
Ed Gentry in Deliverance (1972)
Jon Voight got the part
Lee Marvin
   was considered for the role of   
Quint in Jaws (1975)
Robert Shaw got the part
Lee Remick
   was considered for the role of   
Deanie in Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Natalie Wood got the part
Lena Horne
   was considered for the role of   
Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (1951)
Ava Gardner got the part
Lena Horne
   was considered for the role of   
Sam in Casablanca (1942)
Dooley Wilson got the part. It was originally intended for a female
Lenny Kravitz
   was considered for the role of   
Ruby Rhod in The Fifth Element (1997)
Chris Tucker got the part
Leonardo DiCaprio
   was considered for the role of   
Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997)
Mark Wahlberg got the part
Leonardo DiCaprio
   was considered for the role of   
The Interviewer in Interview With a Vampire (1994)
Christian Slater got the part
Leonardo DiCaprio
   was considered for the role of   
Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)
Christian Bale got the part
Leslie Howard
   was considered for the role of   
Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931)
Colin Clive got the part
Leslie Nielsen
   was considered for the role of   
Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Johnny Depp got the part
Lily Tomlin
   was considered for the role of   
Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980)
Shelley Duvall got the part
Lon Chaney
   was considered for the role of   
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi got the part
Lon Chaney Jr
   was considered for the role of   
Enrique Claudin in Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Claude Rains got the part
Loretta Young
   was considered for the role of   
The Lady in Song of Bernadette (1943)
Linda Darnell got the part
Loretta Young
   was considered for the role of   
Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vivien Leigh got the part
Louis Gossett Jr.
   was considered for the role of   
Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkins got the part
Louis Hayward
   was considered for the role of   
George Conway in Lost Horizon (1937)
John Howard got the part
Lucille Ball
   was considered for the role of   
Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday (1950)
Judy Holliday got the part


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