12 film roles, from which the actors have refused, and then bite your elbows
Hollywood - a huge film studio, and guess which of the films "shot" - not an easy task. All actors dream of starring in a successful film, but to play the "guessing game" and professional flair often let them down - they are only human and as well as ordinary people sometimes make mistakes. It is easy, of course, then say: "Well, what do you miss the chance," but when you read the script the next movie, see the potential inherent in it is not easy.
There is another reason: it happens that some of the roles demanded actors have to give up, that they were to busy in other movies and just can not tear apart... We have to look for a replacement. But when the film was shot, it is already impossible for someone else present in that role - as the actor who played it merged with the character ... Although I wonder how the same role would be played by the one for whom it was originally planned.
12. John Travolta - "Forrest Gump" (Forrest Gump, 1994)
It Travolta first considered for the lead role in "Forrest Gump." However, Travolta turned down the role, without explanation, and over the years have never shed light on his decision, though mentioned that he regretted it. The role given to Tom Hanks and he received an Oscar for it.
11. Emily Browning - "Twilight" (Twilight, 2008)
Emily Browning refused to audition for the role of Bella in the vampire saga "Twilight". The author of this book series, Stephenie Meyer, believed that Browning to this role fits just perfectly. However, the actress at the time ended up acting in another movie, and explained its decision as follows: "I was exhausted, I needed a break I therefore refused with the words." I'm sorry, but right now I'm not ready to sign up for the shooting in the trilogy "for the role. Bella eventually took Kirsten Stewart, the film was a huge success with the teen audience, very bad impact on his career starred in it actors.
10. Molly Ringwald - "Pretty Woman" (Pretty Woman, 1990)
Molly Ringwald was the teen idol '80s, and it was intended for the lead female role in "Pretty Woman" movie. But Molly refused to participate in the film and says he has never regretted it. Julia Roberts won the role and has played it brilliantly. Ringwald later admitted: "Julia Roberts - the star of this film, it was her role every actor wants to get a role that will allow him to also shine on the film industry..." It is impossible not to agree with this statement, Roberts really did a great job, but if Ringwald then agreed - perhaps because teenage movie stars she could become a major Hollywood actress.
9. Mel Gibson - "Gladiator" (Gladiator, 2000)
Gibson turned down the chance to play the role of Maximus Decimus Meridia in the historical drama "Gladiator", saying he was too old for the role (while the actor was 43 years old). On the role of the chosen Russell Crowe and the film it was very successful and won five Oscars in different categories (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound). And Mel Gibson is probably a hundred times regretted his decision!
8. Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Clueless" (Clueless, 1995)
Sarah was offered the role of Cher Horowitz in which later became a cult comedy "Clueless." At that time, Gellar starred in the soap opera "All My Children" and was forced to abandon the role of Cher due to different shooting schedules. As a result, the role won Alicia Silverstone, and although it was much less well-known actress at the time, played it so well that the audience loved her and her character.
7. Tom Hanks - "Jerry Maguire" (Jerry Maguire, 1996)
Say Hanks refused the title role in the comedy-drama about the sport, "Jerry Maguire" due to the fact that while he was busy filming the movie "What are you doing." In general, it is certainly strange, because the director of the film Cameron Crowe argued that the role was written specifically for Tom Hanks. However, it played Tom Cruise and did it perfectly. Now it is difficult to imagine anyone else in this role.
6. Gwyneth Paltrow - "Titanic" (Titanic, 1997)
I can not believe, but initially the main female role in "Titanic," Gwyneth Paltrow was seen, it is very like to see in the role of director James Cameron. But something went wrong, Gwyneth refused, and eventually won the Oscar Kate Winslet. Perhaps Gwyneth Paltrow hard it survived, but has always maintained that not a bit upset and everything is in order.
5. Tom Cruise - "Free" (Footloose, 1984)
Long before participating in "Jerry Maguire," Tom Cruise has received an offer to play the role of Ren McCormack in the musical melodrama "Free" and dismissed it. The role was a really intended for it, but, unfortunately, while Cruise was busy filming another movie. On the role taken by Kevin Bacon and he obviously lost it, because the film was a success in the POS. Although, I suppose, Cruz could do no worse than all these dances.
4. Johnny Depp - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986)
It turns out that Johnny Depp was offered the lead role in the cult comedy, but he refused it because he was already busy with other projects. Matthew Broderick got the role, and the film became one of the best films for the teenage audience. Depp probably could have played this character somehow in their own way, but we'll never know.
3. Will Smith - "The Matrix" (The Matrix, 1999)
16 years have passed since then, as Will Smith turned down the opportunity to play Neo in "The Matrix," but it surely gnaws at him still. This film is considered one of the most revolutionary and astonishing in the history of cinema, and in a brilliant performance Neo Keanu Reeves - one of the most memorable characters in sci-fi movies. Will Smith has expressed its attitude to the film as follows: "" The Matrix "- a complex movie. I rarely say this, but I'd just ruined everything. "
2. Julia Roberts - "The Blind Side" (The Blind Side, 2009)
Julia Roberts turned down the role of Lee Ann Tui in this sports drama based on real events. The actress explained his refusal by saying that she was not very interested in the script. The role won Sandra Bullock, but the most interesting thing, before you agree, Sandra thrice refuse it - due to the fact that she had to play a Christian beliefs, which, in her opinion, would cause her difficulties. However, after meeting with the real Leigh Anne Thuy, Sandra Bullock has radically changed her mind: she not only agreed to this role, but also agreed to reduce the fee for it.
1. Jack Nicholson - "The Godfather" (The Godfather, 1972)
Perhaps the most interesting item on our list. Jack Nicholson actually turned down the role of Michael Corleone in the crime drama "The Godfather", one of the best films of all time. When asked why he did it, Nicholson said simply: "I knew that" The Godfather "will be a great film, but at that time I believed that the Indians should play Indians and Italians - the Italians." The role was Al Pacino, and no one will argue with the fact that he played it perfectly. But also to get rid of thoughts like this way will he a great actor Jack Nicholson, it is impossible!