8 Celebrities who rejected iconic roles and lost their chance


Many movies would have been different with a different cast. Actors have passed on iconic roles for reasons like scheduling conflicts or lack of interest. In hindsight, some of them probably regret their choices. But, right or wrong, it’s funny to imagine some famous flicks with a different star in them. I think you will like this post.

Sean Connery as Gandalf and Morpheus

Sean Connery has turned down 2 of the most iconic roles in the history of cinema: Morpheus in The Matrix and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. Mr. Connery rejected both roles because he did not understand the scripts.

Emma Watson as Mia

Young actress Emma Watson turned down a role in La La Land due to scheduling conflicts with Beauty and the Beast (2017). Thank God we could see Emma Stone again with Ryan Gosling.

Nicolas Cage as “The Ram” Robinson

Nic Cage rejected the main role in The Wrestler because he didn’t agree with taking steroids, a vital part of Mickey Rourke’s performance. Rourke walked home with a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. And it was well-deserved!

Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose Dewitt Bukater

Jack and Rose will always be remembered in the massive blockbuster Titanic. But the memorable couple played by Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet, could have been Leonardo Di Caprio and Gwyneth Paltrow if she hadn’t rejected the part due to lack of interest. And we are happy about that.

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