25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles


Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine’s Day instead.

Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse.

Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both turned off by the film’s icky violence.

Similarly, Dana Delany thought a character named Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t quite worthy of her time, Will Smith refused to get caught up in The Matrix, and Al Pacino preferred that Han Solo be someone else’s solo.

And there are more: Turndowns by Kim Basinger, Mel Gibson, Sandra Bullock, and others who must have hit their heads that day.

On the bright side, a lot of these stars could probably console themselves with, “Well, it might not have been as good with me in it anyway.”

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