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Legendary film roles – and who was supposed to play them

Created: 09/26/2022, 1:35 p.m

Many actors have become indispensable in certain film roles. But often they were not the first choice. We show who was actually intended for these roles.

Audrey Hepburn in ihrer bekanntesten Rolle als Holly Golightly im Film „Frühstück bei Tiffany“
1 / 24 Audrey Hepburn in her most famous role as Holly Golightly in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. © Mary Evans/imago
Marilyn Monroe im Film „The Asphalt Jungle“
2 / 24 Truman Capote, the author of the novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s, wanted Marilyn Monroe in the film adaptation, but Paramount cast Audrey Hepburn. © Everett Collection/imago
Tom Hanks als „Forrest Gump“
3/24 Tom Hanks as “Forrest Gump”. He received the Oscar for best actor for the role. © imago
John Travolta als „Chili Palmer“ im Film „Get Shorty“
4 / 24 According to his own statement, John Travolta turned down the role of “Forrest Gump” because he thought the film would flop. © Mary Evans/imago
Angelina Jolie im Film „Mr. & Mrs. Smith“
5 / 24Angelina Jolie im Film „Mr. & Mrs. Smith“. © Stephen Vaughn/imago
Gwen Stefani bei einem Auftritt ihrer Band „No Doubt“
6 / 24 Gwen Stefani had also auditioned for the role of Mrs. Smith. © imago
Leonardo DiCaprio als Jack Dawson neben Kate Winslet als Rose DeWitt Bukater im Blockbuster „Titanic“
7/24 Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson alongside Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in the blockbuster Titanic. © Mary Evans/imago
Matthey McConaughey im Film „Sahara“
8 / 24 Matthew McConaughey was also at the “Titanic” casting but did not expect to get the role of Jack Dawson. © Everett Collection/imago
Carrie Fisher als Prinzessin Leia Organa neben Mark Hamill als Luke Skywalker im Film „Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope“
9/24 Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa alongside Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the film “Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope”. © imago
Jodie Foster als Clarice Starling im Film „Das Schweigen der Lämmer“
10/24 Jodie Foster had to turn down the role of Leia Organa due to scheduling conflicts. But she doesn’t regret the cancellation. © Mary Evans/imago
Harrison Ford als Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. im Film „Indiana Jones - Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes“
11/24 Harrison Ford as Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. in the movie Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. © imago
Tom Selleck in seiner Paraderolle als Thomas Sullivan Magnum in der Serie „Magnum“
12 / 24 Stephen Spielberg cast Tom Selleck in the lead role as Indiana Jones, but Selleck had to turn it down because he had just signed for the TV series Magnum. © Mary Evans/imago
Michelle Pfeiffer als Catwoman im Film „Batman Returns“
13 / 24Michelle Pfeiffer als Catwoman im Film „Batman Returns“. © Mary Evans/imago
Madonna bei den 12th Annual American Music Awards
14 / 24 Madonna told The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she regrets turning down the role of Catwoman in Batman Begins. © Ralph Dominguez/imago
Julia Roberts als Vivian Ward neben Richard Gere als Edward Lewis im Film „Pretty Woman“
15/24 Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward alongside Richard Gere as Edward Lewis in the film Pretty Woman. © imago
Molly Ringwald im Film „Breakfast Club - Der Frühstücksclub“
16 / 24 imago0094743510h.jpg © Mary Evans/imago
Matthew Broderick (r-l) neben Mia Sara und Alan Ruck in der Komödie „Ferris macht blau“
17 / 24 Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller (rl) alongside Mia Sara as Sloane Peterson and Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye in the comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. © Mary Evans/imago
Johnny Depp im Horrorfilm „Nightmare - Mörderische Träume“
18 / 24 Johnny Depp was John Hughes’ first choice for the role of Ferris Bueller. However, he had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict. © imago
Keanu Reeves als Neo neben Carrie-Anne Moss als Trinity im Hollywood-Blockbuster „Matrix“
19 / 24Keanu Reeves als Thomas A. „Neo“ Anderson neben Carrie-Anne Moss als Trinity im Hollywood-Blockbuster „Matrix“. © Mary Evans/imago
Will Smith als Agent J. im Film „Men in Black“
20/24 Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix to direct the movie Wild Wild West. A decision that he says he regrets to this day. © Everett Collection/imago
Jennifer Lawrence als Tiffany neben Bradley Cooper als Pat Solitano Jr. in der Tragikomödie „Silver Linings“
21/24 Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany alongside Bradley Cooper as Pat Solitano Jr. in the tragic comedy Silver Linings. © Weinstein Company/Everett Collection/imago
Anne Hathaway bei einem Pressetermin zum Film „Rio“
22 / 24 Anne Hathaway was set to play the role of Tiffany in the movie Silver Linings, but she and the director had “creative differences.” © Tammie Arroyo/imago
Sam Worthington als Jake Sully im Filmerfolg „Avatar - Aufbruch nach Pandora“
23 / 24 Sam Worthington as Jake Sully in the hit film Avatar. © Mary Evans/imago
Matt Damon bei einem Pressetermin in Hollywood
24 / 24 Matt Damon now regrets that he turned down the lead role and 10 percent of the earnings in the film “Avatar”. © Armando Gallo/imago

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