Thursday, July 12, 2018

20 Famous Actors Who Almost Ruined Our Favorite Movies

Can you imagine a word where Robert Downey Jr. isn't Iron Man? How about a world where Tom Hanks isn't Forrest Gump? Believe it or not, that almost happened. Thankfully, somewhere along the line someone got sick, had scheduling conflicts, or had the foresight to see they weren't meant for the part. We salute those actors.

Here are 20 famous actors who almost got the part:

1. Reese Witherspoon as Cher Horowitz in Clueless

Thankfully, years later we got to see Reese in Legally Blonde (via IMDb)

2. Matthew McConaughey as Jack in Titanic

Listen, I love Matthew McConaughey, but I don't see that working (via IMDb)

3. Russell Crowe as Wolverine

He has the rough n' tough thing down pat, but can he be funny? (via Total Film)

4. Sean Connery as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

Trust me, it's just better this way (via Total Film)

5. Jessica Simpson as Jamie Sullivan in A Walk To Remember

They were definitely going for singer/actress, and clearly they made the right choice (via IMDb)

6. Josh Hartnett as Superman in Superman Returns

How weird would that be? Even though it's not like we've seen Harnett or even Brandon Routh anywhere recently (via ET Photos)

7. Julia Roberts as Leigh Anne Touhy in The Blind Side

She may be America's sweetheart, but she's no Sandra Bullock! (via ONTD)

8. Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones

Tom Selleck is universally loved, but it just wouldn't be the same (via ET Photos)

9. Tom Cruise as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

There's no comparison - Matthew Broderick is just too likable (via Total Film)

10. Britney Spears as Allie Calhoun in The Notebook

This would have been a completely different movie (via IMDb)

11. Will Smith as Neo in The Matrix

Sorry Will, Keanu made this film (via ET Photos)

12. Anne Hathaway as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook

I love Anne Hathaway and all, but that role was made for Jennifer Lawrence (via ET Photos)

13. Seth Rogen as Dwight in The Office

This one's not a movie, but it's still a shocker. It worked out better for both Seth Rogen and Rainn Wilson this way (via ET Photos)

14. David Schwimmer as Agent J in Men in Black

Ross will forever be Ross... and no one else (via Total Film)

15. Tom Cruise as Iron Man

Would the world have fallen in love with Tom Cruise's Iron Man? (via Screen Crush)

16. Molly Ringwald as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman

Bad news for Molly, since this is the movie that made Julia Roberts a star (via StyleCaster)

17. John Travolta as Forrest Gump

I'm sorry, but there's no way that was a good idea (via Total Film)

18. Al Pacino as Han Solo in Star Wars

Harrison Ford is a lucky man! He got his big break in the Star Wars franchise (via ET Photos)

19. Jennifer Lawrence as Bella Swan in Twilight

I think Jennifer is thankful for this one. Hunger Games > Twilight (via ET Photos)

20. Nic Cage as The Green Goblin in Spiderman

He would have been perfect for this, but really, Willem Dafoe IS The Green Goblin (via Total Film)

Collage sources: HawtCelebs / IMDb


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