Famous Roles That Were Almost Played By Other Actors

By: Robert Kessler / June 11, 2013

“Actors search for rejection,” Charlie Chaplin once said. “If they don’t get it they reject themselves.”

Fortunately, actors don’t have to search that hard to find the rejection they crave, as even the biggest stars are constantly turned down for roles. So click through the gallery and see some famous roles that could have been completely different had another actor played them.

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