20 well-known film roles that originally were to play other actors

all from time to time make mistakes. Famous actors are people too, and sometimes make decisions because of which then bite your elbows and count the losses up to the end of life. Even experienced Hollywood stars sometimes refuse to roles in films, which after reaching the screen acquire the status of cult. In some cases, of course, is due to the inability to combine the shooting schedule with other projects, and then they have no other choice.

< Website publishes a selection of roles, which originally were to play other actors, but not grown together.

Source photos: Brightside.me Jennifer Lawrence in the role of Bella, "Twilight» As a fan of the "Twilight Saga," Jennifer went to audition for the female lead in the film adaptation of the famous.. However, its appearance is not reached for the image of the fragile and detached Bella.

Robin Williams in the role of Jack Torrance, "The Shining». It's hard to believe, but Robin Williams seriously considered for the role of Jack Torrance, the main character of the film "The Shining". Stanley Kubrick gave up his candidacy, considering it too psychopathic.

Scarlett Johansson in the role of Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo». The film is directed by David Fincher decided that Johansson is too attractive to poorly socialized, techno-gothic heroine Lisbeth. With this certainly will not argue.

Will Smith in the role of Django Unchained. Will Smith wanted to director Quentin Tarantino rewrote the script and the increased importance of the main character in the story. "I only play a major role," - said the actor. But Tarantino has not agreed with him.

Bruce Willis in the role of Sam, "Ghost». It's hard to imagine, but Bruce Willis (who was then the husband of Demi Moore) was the first candidate for the role of Sam. However, the actor declined the offer of the director, because he believed that the film will not be successful due to the fact that the protagonist of almost all the dead movie.

Emily Blunt as the Black Widow, cinematic universe Marvel. Most would agree that Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow played perfectly in the films Marvel Universe, but initially this role was played by Emily Blunt. When asked why she did not appeared in them, the actress responded in an interview: "It was not the time for this role,»


Nicolas Cage in the role of "The Wrestler». Initially, it was approved by Nicolas Cage in the lead role in "The Wrestler", but the actor declined the offer in favor of his friend Mickey Rourke, who I became interested in the role. It must be admitted that, as a former boxer, Rourke is ideally approached for the lead role in this film.

Gwyneth Paltrow in the role of Rose, «Titanic." It's hard to imagine anyone else in the main female role in the film, but first James Cameron did not impress the game Kate Winslet. He wanted the main character in his film played Gwyneth Paltrow. But Kate Winslet made every possible and impossible effort to get this role, and she succeeded.

Angelina Jolie in the role of Ryan Stone, "Gravity». At first, the most preferred candidate for the lead role in the sci-fi drama "Gravity" was Angelina Jolie. But the actress had to refuse the offer because she was working on his own film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey". Said Angelina was very angry with Sandra Bullock.

Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of a psychopath, "American Psycho». It is known that Leonardo DiCaprio has expressed interest in starring in the film "American Psycho", but in the end the director chose Christian Bale and hit the bull's-eye.

Kim Basinger in the role of Miranda Priestly, "The Devil Wears Prada». Kim Basinger took part in the auditions for the role of capricious chief editor Miranda Priestly in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada», but, Fortunately, the role went to Meryl Streep, who handled it brilliantly.


Reese Witherspoon in the role of Marla Singer, «Fight Club» Another incredible fact: the main female role in the cult film "Fight Club" is first offered to Reese Witherspoon. She refused, because it considered the film too dark. Well, I guess she was right.

Sean Connery in the role of Gandalf, "Lord of the Rings». The producers of "The Lord of the Rings" turned to Sean Connery with a proposal to play Gandalf. Connery turned down the role because the script struck him as too strange. By the way, if he accepted the proposal, it would become the highest paid actor in the history of cinema.

Jim Carrey in the role of Loki, "Thor». You can imagine what would become the film, if Jim Carrey played Loki? In fact, the actor has long remained a favorite in the casting, but in the end the role went to Tom Hiddleston.

John Travolta in the role of Forrest Gump. Travolta refused to "a strange role" in the movie "Forrest Gump." But later, the actor said he is very sorry about this decision.

Marilyn Monroe in the role of Holly Golightly, "Breakfast at Tiffany's». The author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Truman Capote wanted the lead role in the film adaptation of his novel played Marilyn Monroe, and her even approved. But the film's producers chose Audrey Hepburn once learned that the actress became interested in this role.

Will Smith in the role of Neo, "The Matrix». Will Smith declined the offer to play Neo in "The Matrix" in favor of the film "Wild Wild West", which eventually fell into box. "At that moment I as an actor was not wise enough to play in this film," - later said Will Smith. Well, that Keanu Reeves realized that the role is worth it.

Jeremy Irons in the role of Hannibal Lecter, "Silence of the Lambs». Jeremy Irons turned down the role of a maniac in the film "Silence of the Lambs", because it did not want to play such a cruel man. Obviously, Anthony Hopkins was of a different opinion: for this role, he received the "Oscar»


Jensen Ackles in the role of Captain America. Originally it was Jensen Ackles should play Captain America, but he was too busy with other projects.

< Madonna the role of Frida Kahlo. Madonna has always been interested in the art of Frida Kahlo and wanted to play the role of this famous artist in the film. However, the producers have decided to adopt this role Salma Hayek, and rightly so.

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