Actors that were originally suppose to play a role in the movie...

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    Corey Haim was originally suppose to play the Chris Chambers role in Stand By Me, but that part was then given to River Phoenix.


    Any actors you could have think of that were originally suppose to play that role, but then another took over?

    List them.
     
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    In Valley of the Dolls, the part played by Susan Hayward was originally supposed to be played by Judy Garland. Now that would've been something!
     
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    Stephen Collins was supposed to have the lead in Love Story as Oliver Barrett IV but David Merrick would not let him out of his touring contract. And Barbara Parkins turned down the role of Jennifer that later went to Ali MacGraw.
     
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    Brad pit was considered for the role of neo in the matrix but Keanu reeves eventually got the role.
     
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    Michael Ironside was originally cast as Robocop.
     
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    Eric Stoltz was half finished filming Back To The Future and was fired and replaced with Michael J Fox. And River Phoenix was set to play the interviewer in Interview With A Vampire, but died before production began and was replaced by Christian Slater.
     
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    Johnny Depp was offered Ferris Bueller but was too busy so turned it down. Coppola apparently wanted him, Depp that is, for the part of Harker (Reeves, eventually) in Bram Stoker's Dracula but the studio didn't agree. Balls, I say - that would have been a WAY better movie with Depp as Harker. In fact Reeves has got a lot of Depp's leftovers as Depp was apparently wanted for the Matrix, Point Break and Speed - but I may be going OT as he was never actually contracted to play any of those roles.
     
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    The part of Maverick in Top Gun was handed down to two actors.


    John Travolta was considered for the role itself, but the producers felt he wasn't a big box office draw at the time.

    Scott Baio was offered the part, but turned it down when he read the script.
     
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    Sarah Polley was originally cast in the role of Penny Lane in Almost Famous but she dropped out and the role was eventually given to Kate Hudson.
     
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    Anymore?
     
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    Shirley did not get to step on the yellow brick road as she wanted
     
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    The only other thing that springs to mind is that Buddy Ebsen was cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, but he became ill from the silver makeup and was recast.
     
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    That's because the makeup was toxic that used for Epsen, including the makeup used for Haley.
     
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    will smith was also considered for the role of neo but turned it down and signed on to "wild wild west." he really should have gone with "the matrix" instead.
     
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    Very interesting trivia. Keep 'em coming.
     
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    Also, not a casting change........but the original concept for the 1987 movie, The Lost Boys, were originally suppose to be played by nine-year old boys, but the idea was rejected and so they had to keep them as young adults. Totally different movie right there.

    Also, the role for Mildred Pierce was passed on to actresses like Bette Davis, Rosiland Russell, and Barbara Stanwyck. But all turned it down and Joan Crawford was so after that role that would earn her the Oscar of a lifetime.

    http://www.legendaryjoancrawford.com/mildredpierce.html
     
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    I knew that but
    will smith as neo? hell no.
     
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    Brad Pitt was the 3rd choice for Thelma and Louise

    Billy Baldwin had the role, but turned it down to go make "Backdraft"

    Billy Crudup turned down "Titanic" before DiCaprio.

    Brad Pitt was also supposed to play the young prisoner who gets shot in Shawshank Redemption (the one Tim Robbins was teaching to pass the GED test)

    John Denver was offerred the lead in "Officer and a Gentleman" but did not like the script

    Eric Stoltz was cast as the lead in BAck to The Future, but Michael J Fox replaced him

    Michael Madsen was originally supposed to play Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction since he had already played the brother character, Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs.

    Johnny Depp turned down the Tom Cruise role in Interview with a Vampire

    Tom Selleck was the 1st Choice to play Indiana Jones
     
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    Paul Newman turned down the lead role in "Signs", that Mel Gibson later did

    he also turned down the Nicholson role in "Terms of endearment"

    Brad Pitt has turned down a ton of big roles that he was the #1 choice for...

    About A Boy
    Almost Famous
    All The Pretty Horses
    American Psycho
    Apollo 13
    Bagger Vance

    also he wass offered the Bourne Identity franchise, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind to name a few


    he was supposed to play Sullivan in "The Departed"

    he was supposed to lead "The Fountain"
     
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