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Did you know Tom Selleck was almost Indiana Jones? Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles.

 
Posted July 11th, 2014 @ 6:32am

It is always hard to imagine another star playing a big role in your favorite movies but these actors could have been the start of some huge movies.... Can you imagine?

 

  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix, and Keanu Reeves got the part.
  • Ralph Macchio, aka the Karate Kid, turned down the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future, and Michael J. Fox ended up with it.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice of director Jonathan Demme to play Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, but of course, Jodie Foster ended up with the role.
  • Tom Selleck couldn't get out of his Magnum PI contract, but if he could have, he might have played Indiana Jones instead of Harrison Ford.
  • Speaking of iconic Harrison Ford roles, Christopher Walken was the first actor offered the role of Han Solo in Star Wars.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar turned down the role of Cher in Clueless, and Alicia Silverstone got it.
  • Sean Connery reportedly turned down the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings because he didn't quite get the script. Ian McKellen got the part.
  • Johnny Depp had a scheduling conflict, otherwise he could have played Ferris Bueller instead of Matthew Broderick.

 

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