Actors and actresses who refuse to worship roles
The famous roles could be very different actors and actresses ...
The Role: Gandalf
Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf, saying he does not like fantasy. As a result, the role went to Ian McKellen, who was nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Actor". According to the magazine Empire, this role takes 28 place in the list of the greatest acting work in cinema.
The role of Carrie Bradshaw
The heroine of "Sex and the City" Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker has become one of the most popular telepersnazhey in history and style icon, which imitate women in many countries. Initially, this role was offered to Dana Delaney, but she refused, and insists that does not regret the decision.
The Role: Vivian Ward
In the '80s Molly Ringwald was one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood, thanks to his roles in the films "The girl in the pink" and "Club" Breakfast "". And in the '90s about her seemed to have forgotten. Perhaps the black strip in the actor's fate Molly would not have occurred if it had accepted the role of Vivian Ward in "Pretty Woman." This film was a huge commercial success, earning 463,407,268 dollars at the box office. And Julia Roberts, who played as a result of this role, was nominated for an Oscar.
The Role: Neo
The first to offer to play the role of Neo in "The Matrix" was Will Smith. The role of the actor seemed too complicated, and the film - no future in commercial terms. Well, all wrong.
The role of Danny Zuko
Henry Winkler turned down the role of Danny Zuko in the musical "Grease" and she went to John Travolta. The film earned 694,589,888 at the box office and went into the hundred greatest love stories of American cinema over the past 100 years.
The Role: Clarice Starling
Michelle Pfeiffer had the opportunity to play the role of Clarice Starling student police academy in the cult film "The Silence of the Lambs." She refused, as the film seemed to her too heavy and brutal. As a result, the role went to Jodie Foster, who won an Oscar for it.
The Role: Han Solo
When Al Pacino was offered the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars", he said that he is not interested. After that role was Harrison Ford, and the film became one of the most successful in the history of cinema.
The role of Catherine Tramell
Kim Basinger refused the role of Catherine Tramell in Paul Verhoeven's thriller "Basic Instinct" and she went to Sharon Stone. The commercial success of the film has surpassed all expectations, box office receipts totaled 352 927 224 dollars.
The role of Hannibal Lecter
Initially the role of Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" offered Jeremy Irons, but he, like Michelle Pfeiffer, it considered it too violent and refused. Subsequently this role was one of the most important in the career of Anthony Hopkins.
The role of Indiana Jones
In fact, Tom Selleck did not refuse the role of Indiana Jones, on the other hand, he really wanted to play this role. And Steven Spielberg, and John Lucas also wanted to shoot it Selek. However, they failed to reach an agreement with Universal Studios, with whom the actor has already signed a contract for another role. In the end, the role went to Harrison Ford (whom Lucas initially did not want to shoot) and has become another iconic work in the career of the actor. Box office of the film amounted to 1,978,055,564 dollars.
The Role: Wolverine
Although this role is now associated exclusively with Hugh Jackman, at first it was meant another actor - Dougray Scott. But while Scott starred in "Mission Impossible" and the shooting lasted for two months. The "X-Men" has decided not to wait, when Scott released, and it was replaced by Jackman.
The role of Michael Corleone
When Jack Nicholson offered to play Michael Corleone, he knew that this would be an outstanding movie, but he refused, saying that "the role written for the Indians, the Indians have to play." According to him, the role of Michael Corleone should give the Italian. Eventually she went to Al Pacino.
The role of Forrest Gump
John Travolta turned down the role of Forrest Gump and made a big mistake. In 1994, the film became a major cinema event. Tom Hanks received a well-deserved Oscar for her and Travolta have repeatedly admitted that he was very sorry about his rash decision.
The Role: Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald
Initially, the main role in the film "Million Dollar Baby" was supposed to play Sandra Bullock, but since the beginning of the filming was delayed, star packed up and left. Unfortunately for her, the film not only was a commercial success, but also received recognition toughest critics. And Hilary Swank, who eventually got the role, which earned her her second Oscar.
The role of Bruce Wayne / Batman
The first candidate for the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman was Mel Gibson. But the movie actor seemed doomed to fail, and he refused. Box office "Batman" amounted to 411,348,924 dollars.
The Role: Bella Swan
Film series "Twilight" has brought world renown actors Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson. However, the author of books about vampires by Stephenie Meyer admitted that as a "perfect Bella" only sees Emily Browning. But Browning even discuss their possible participation in somkah not. In an interview, she admitted that at the time she wanted to take a break in his career.
The role of Sam Wheat
Rejecting the role of Sam Whit melodrama 1990 "Ghost", Bruce Willis has lost the opportunity to play in a pair with his then-wife Demi Moore. And in general, "Ghost" was quite successful film and did good box office - 505 702 588 dollars.