Which actor was almost casted as Iron Man?
Long before Iron Man was filmed, Tom Cruise expressed a huge interest in starring and producing the comic book thriller. However, after several issues with the script, Cruise decided to decline the role.
Which actor was almost casted as Batman?
Jake Gyllenhaal was the runner up in the casting of the Batman triolgy featuring Christan Bale. Gyllenhaal was said to be writer David S. Goyer's first choice. However, director Christopher Nolan pushed for Christan Bale and eventually got his way.
Which actor was almost casted as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing?
Rumors say that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey greatly disliked each other, however no one could doubt their chemistry as Johnny and Baby.
Which actor was almost casted as Jack Torrance in The Shining?
Robin Williams was considered for the role of the psychotic father Jack Torrance but Jack Nicholson nailed the auditions with the fearful angle he portrayed.
Which actress almost starred in Pretty Woman as Vivian Ward?
Molly Ringwald was first offered the part as, Vivian Ward, Richard Gere's escort turned love interest but she turned it down. Julia Roberts was then offered the role and gave a memorable performance that helped to solidify her career.
Which actor was almost cast as Indiana Jones?
Film writer and director George Lucas was set on Tom Selleck starring as the infamous Indiana Jones however director Steven Spielberg pushed for Harrison Ford.
Which actor was almost cast as Maximus in the epic film Gladiator?
Russell Crowe ended up winning an Oscar for his performance as Maximus. Mel Gibson was originally offered the role but turned it down.
Which actor was almost cast as Jack Dawson in the Titanic?
Matthew McConaughey was the original favorite to play opposite Kate Winslet as Jack Dawson. But in the end the chemistry between Leo and Kate was perfect.
Which actor was almost cast as Forest Gump?
The role of Forest Gump was originally offered to John Travolta who turned down the role. Tom Hanks, later, won a Golden Globe for his memorable performance.