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Roles That Didn’t Go According To The Director’s Choice

You must have heard of many director’s opinions about some actors, how they reject certain roles. Paparazzi is abuzz with this news. What if we tell you the roles that you crushed upon was offered to a different actor? Can you replace your favorite star from the movie? Let’s find out the roles that didn’t make it to the director’s choice.

1. John McClane from Die Hard

Well! Well! Well! Who doesn’t remember this greatest movie? Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually the first choice for this movie? This movie was supposed to be a sequel to his action film Commando which is released in 1985. The director’s choice didn’t play out and roles like these kept getting rejected.

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2. Tony Stark

As we are talking about some of the famous roles, the character of Tony Stark of Iron Man is also designed for somebody else. I bet nobody can imagine Tom Cruise in place of Robert Downey Junior. Hence, another role that didn’t go according to the director’s first choice.

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3. Neo from The Matrix

The director’s First Choice was Will Smith. But things didn’t work out as planned and he rejected this role which was later played by Keanu Reeves. This role was also rejected by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Ewan McGregor.

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4. Jack Dawson from Titanic

Talk about famous movies and famous roles. Can you imagine someone rejecting the role of Jack? Sadly it happened. Matthew McConaughey was the director’s first choice but the director was rejected twice after that the role went to Leonardo DiCaprio.

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5. Batman

Though Michael Keaton did justice to the character, the role was first offered to Mel Gibson. In his defense, she thought the movie won’t be that famous. Tissues, please.

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6. Django Unchained

The directors First Choice was Will Smith. Even accepted the offer but what went wrong is his demand for certain changes in the plot which the scriptwriters didn’t get ready to. This is how the famous roles went to the actors we have seen in action.

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7. Dr. Robert Neville from I am legend

Another movie with the legendary roles. Though the director’s first choice was Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, and Michael Douglas, the role was finally played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The first part of the plot seemed really dull with no dialogue. But the movie came out in 2002 with Will Smith as the actor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the director.

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8. Edward Lewis from Pretty Woman

Well, roles are what the actors make it. Maybe this is the reason you can’t imagine Al Pacino instead of Richard Gere playing the character of Edward. Al Pacino was the director’s first choice.

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9. Vivian of Pretty Woman

Disney and director’s preference went to fame and that’s why they didn’t want Julia Roberts to play the part. Hence, many famous actresses were called and Diane Lane was one of them.

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10. Jack Sparrow

I refuse to believe that anyone can do justice to this role other than Johnny Depp. But this role was initially written for Hugh Jackman. These actors gave depth to these roles. Even the director’s choice didn’t work out.

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11. Michael Corleone, The Godfather

Director’s choice hardly ever worked out. In this case, Paramount wanted famous actors. Hence, the audience got Al Pacino.

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12. Mr. Grey

This role proved a challenge for many. From Ryan Gosling to Robert Pattinson, the character was finally played by Jamie Dornan. There are certain roles that even place the greatest actors in a pickle. I wonder how the roles would have gone according to the director’s choice.

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I bet you are shocked to death after knowing the director’s choice for your favorite roles.

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