It happens. Directors and producers see a particular role any actor. They send him or her a script with a proposal to take over the role of a character. Sometimes the actors themselves refuse roles that eventually become cult. I wonder if they bite your elbows when they know that the character that they could, but they did not want to play, proved to be more popular than themselves?
Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf, saying he does not like fantasy. As a result, the role went to Ian McKellen, who received an Oscar for her in the category "Best Actor". According to the magazine Empire, this role takes 28 place in the list of the greatest acting work in film.
Role: Carrie Bradshaw
The heroine of "Sex and the City" Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker has become one of the most popular telepersnazhey in history and style icon, which imitate women in many countries. Initially, this role was offered to Dana Delaney, but she refused, and insists that no regrets about this decision.
Although this role is now associated exclusively with Hugh Jackman, initially it was meant another actor - Dougray Scott. But while Scott starred in "Mission Impossible" and the shooting lasted for two months. Team "X-Men" has decided not to wait, when Scott released, and it was replaced by Jackman.
The role of Michael Corleone
When Jack Nicholson offered to play Michael Corleone, he knew that this would be an outstanding movie, but refused, stating that "the role written for Indians should play Indians." According to him, the role of Michael Corleone should give the Italians. Eventually she went to Al Pacino.
Role: Forrest Gump
John Travolta turned down the role of Forrest Gump and made a big mistake. In 1994, the film became a major cinema event. Tom Hanks received a well-deserved Oscar for her and Travolta have repeatedly admitted that he was very sorry about his rash decision.
Role: Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald
Initially, the main role in the film "Million Dollar Baby" was supposed to play Sandra Bullock, but since the beginning of the filming was delayed, the star packed up and left. Unfortunately for her, the film not only was a commercial success, but also received recognition toughest critics. And Hilary Swank, who eventually got the role, which earned her her second Oscar.
Role: Bruce Wayne / Batman
The first candidate for the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman was Mel Gibson. But the film actor seemed doomed to fail, and he refused. Cash gathering "Batman" amounted to 411,348,924 dollars.
Role: Bella Swan
A series of films "Twilight" brought worldwide fame actors Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. However, the author of books about vampires by Stephenie Meyer admitted that as a "perfect Bella" only sees Emily Browning. But Browning even discuss their possible participation in sёmkah not. In an interview, she admitted that at the time she wanted to take a break in their careers.
The role of Sam Wheat
Abandoning the role of Sam Whit in the 1990 melodrama "Ghost", Bruce Willis has lost the opportunity to play in a pair with his then-wife Demi Moore. Anyway "Ghost" was quite successful film and made good box office - 505 702 588 dollars.
Role: Vivian Ward
In the '80s Molly Ringwald was one of the most successful Hollywood actresses, thanks to roles in the films "The Girl in Pink" and "The Club" Breakfast "." And in the 90s seemed to have forgotten about it. Perhaps the black strip in the actor's fate Molly would never have come if she agreed to the role of Vivian Ward in "Pretty Woman." This film was a huge commercial success, earning US $ 463,407,268 at the box office. Julia Roberts, which as a result has played the role, received an Oscar for it.
The first offer to play the role of Neo in "The Matrix" was Will Smith. The role of the actor seemed too complicated, and the film - no future in commercial terms. Well, all wrong.
The role of Danny Zuko
Henry Winkler refused the role of Danny Zuko in the musical "Grease" and she went to John Travolta. The film earned 694,589,888 at the box office and went into the hundred greatest love stories of American cinema over the last 100 years.
Role: Clarice Starling
Michelle Pfeiffer had the opportunity to play the role of a police academy student Clarice Starling in the cult film "The Silence of the Lambs." She refused, because the film seemed to her too heavy and cruel. As a result, the role went to Jodie Foster, who won an Oscar for it.
Role: Han Solo
When Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars", he said that he is not interested. Then Harrison Ford got the role, and the film became one of the most successful in the history of cinema.
Role: Hannibal Lecter
Initially, the role of Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" was offered by Jeremy Irons, but he and Michelle Pfeiffer, he found it too violent and refused. Subsequently, this role has become one of the most important in the career of Anthony Hopkins.
The role of Indiana Jones
In fact, Tom Selleck did not refuse the role of Indiana Jones, on the other hand, he really wanted to play this role. And Steven Spielberg, Lucas and John also wanted to shoot it Selek. However, they failed to reach an agreement with the studio Universal, with whom the actor has already signed a contract for another role. In the end, the role went to Harrison Ford (whom Lucas originally wanted to shoot) and become another iconic work in the career of the actor. Box office movie totaled 1,978,055,564 dollars.