These 12 roles that big actors refused to interpret are now icons of the cinema

The directors and producers of Hollywood, they love to tell stories about how they formed a long line of famous actors to play some role in his films. But this is not always the case. Until it has past that no one wanted to interpret the characters of worship for reasons intriguing.

Great.guru collected these interesting facts that you probably desconocías on your favorite characters. The story that never was and could have been.

12. John McClane (Hard to kill)

In Hollywood is rumored to be the first in line to receive an offer to get into the skin of the police McClane was Arnold Schwarzenegger, under the premise of the film would be a sequel to the 1985, entitled “Command“. But the Arnie ”iron” rejected the offer due to ethical considerations: the main villains were terrorists with a German accent and Arnie, as it is known, also has it.

Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford and Don Johnson were the other candidates. But eventually ended up coming to the actor, at that time not so famous and specialized in comedies, Bruce Willis.

11. Tony Stark (Iron Man)

It is difficult to imagine another face for Tony Stark, since Robert Downey Jr. what has become legendary. That’s why, for the world there are many dating emblematic of this cinematic work.

But the story of the film started in the early 1990s, when the company Universal Studios bought the rights for filming. In 1997, Nicolas Cage was interested in this role and even the very Tom Cruise expressed his desire not only to play Tony, but up to produce the film.

But that did not happen. The script underwent various changes at different times. In the end, it took years to create it and the filming began in 2006, when the old candidates no longer had even an interest in police force.

10. Neo (Matrix)

The creators, in the beginning, they wanted Will Smith out Neo, the protagonist of this legendary saga. It would have been of great fame in great movies like “Men in black“ or ”Independence Day”. But the actor lacked the time and, as he confessed, the same was not seen as a suitable candidate for the role.

Ewan McGregor, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise were also possible candidates.

9. Jack Dawson (Titanic)

The director of Titanic, James Cameron, insisted that Matthew McConaughey playing the role of the role of the protagonist. But, when studying the script, the actor refused, because they were impressed with the idea. Cameron gave McConaughey a second chance, but the actor is not even answered his calls. The rest we already know, the second in the list, Leonardo DiCaprio made this paper a legend.

By the way, Christian Bale and Macaulay Culkin also went through the selection tests.

8. Batman (Batman, 1989)

We all know that Michael Keaton played the superhero of the film in 1989. But very few know that Mel Gibson had great opportunities. Then, he was already a star who could be allowed to choose, what he thought and he believed that the film would not be so popular. Well, in the end it was a box-office success with a revenue of 400 million USD.

Other candidates were Charlie Sheen, Pierce Brosnan, and Bill Murray.

7. Django (Django without chains)

Before Jamie Foxx won the role, the creators of the film was offered to Will Smith, who even accepted the offer. However, he requested that reescribieran the plot, because he felt that some of her lines should have greater prominence. The writers refused to make the changes and the end all of what we know.

Idris Elba, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Tyrese Gibson also did tests for this paper.

6. Dr. Robert Neville (I Am legend)

The movie “I Am legend” was scheduled to leave half of the 1990s. The leading candidates to play the protagonist were Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas and Mel Gibson. But in the end, signed Arnold Schwarzenegger.

According to the plot, it was a film very dark, with almost no dialogue for the first hour. At that time, the idea seemed almost impossible to achieve the success and canceled filming. Already in 2002, the project came back to life, but with Will Smith as the protagonist. And Schwarzenegger became the producer!

5. Edward Lewis (pretty Woman)

When we talk about this movie, we can hardly imagine another one of Richard Gere for the role of Edward. But Al Pacino was also very close to be. Up tested along with Julia Roberts several times, but realized that this role was not for him.

Christopher Reeve, Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington were also proposed for their interpretation. And how is it that he ended up in the hands of Gere? The very same Julia Roberts convinced him to take part in the project.

4. Vivian (pretty Woman)

The protagonist of this movie also could have been different. The company Disney refused to Julia Roberts, inviting other actresses famous to perform the tests.

Diane Lane already almost was part of the deal, even is preparing his costume, but by their internal conflicts with the crew ended up abandoning the project. Michelle Pfeiffer, another candidate, also refused because she didn’t like the plot.

At the end, with 21 years of age, Julia Roberts got the role. Oh fate!

3. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl)

Can you imagine another actor as the legendary pirate in this movie? Few people know that the role of Jack Sparrow was written for Hugh Jackman. The directors resigned to this idea simply because it was not so famous beyond Australia.

This paper is also offered to Jim Carrey and Matthew McConaughey, because this last one had a lot in common with Burt Lancaster. But McConaughey declined the offer.

2. Michael Corleone (The Godfather)

The heads of Paramount pictures wanted to see in the role of Michael Corleone to popular actors of those times (like Warren Beatty or Robert Redford), but received a negative response. Dustin Hoffman, who was already a known actor, I didn’t want to get in the shoes of a mobster.

The same director, Francis Ford Coppola, thought that Al Pacino would be a Corleone ideal and promoted. At that time, the actor was not known. The study of the film objected and finally the contract with this actor was signed just 3 weeks before the shooting.

1. Christian Grey (Fifty shades of Grey)

Certainly, it seems that a character widely loved in the books should be highly coveted in the world of cinema. But the character of Christian Grey was a real challenge for many actors.

Robert Pattinson and Ryan Gosling are applied. The director refused to Pattinson because he felt that after his role in the movie “Twilight”, the spectators do not perceive as Christian. And Gosling, for his part, said that he was not interested. As a result, what got Jamie Dornan.

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