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5 Famous Actors Who Turned Down Roles Movies

Zak Ben - Thursday, March 06, 2014
It is well known that the famous actors are full of "vices" and whims, including to refuse roles in films deemed inappropriate to their "greatness".

It happens also that major movie stars are wrong, blatantly, in accepting a role and then regret it bitterly. Besides, the train passes once and for all ...Hollywood included!.

Did you know for example that Gwyneth Paltrow was chosen by James Cameron to play Rose in the film Titanic, while Jack was supposed to be played by Matthew McConaughey?

As we know they were not the protagonists of the film box office world champion ... Among other things Titanic were certainly the only here the "second choices" were rewarded with several awards and film collections, giving glory and popularity to the interpreters and envy those who had rejected them.

A curiosity: the actor with less "nose" in choosing important roles, was Warren Beatty, with a barrage of well 4 film rejected by "unconscious" means "the sting," "Wall Street", "Misery must die" and "Boogie Nights ". A nose like a hound, there is nothing else to say!

On our list today we find 5 of the most blatant waste of film history. Let's look at them together.

Top 5 famous actors who have rejected important roles movies and TV series List

1. Bette Davis

One of the most blatant waste of film history (if not the most sensational of all) was what made the great diva, Bette Davis, in not accepting the role of Scarlett O'Hara in gone with the wind (Gone With the Wind, 1939).
Vivien Leigh was in getting the part which, despite global became a celebrity, he remained forever "trapped" in that role. Davis refused because he thought that his co-star was Eron Flynn, actor who disliked and refused to work.

Few actresses could ' consolation ' better: instead of "gone with the wind" actress played the role of "Jezebel" in the film "The daughter of the wind" that earned his second Oscar, for best actress.

2. Michelle Pfeiffer and Gene Hackman

In 1988 the Orion Pictures bought the film rights of "The silence of the Lambs (Silence of the Lambs)", because Gene Hackman was interested in take care of the Director of the film and to write the screenplay. He also portrayed serial killer Hannibal Lecter. In mid-1989, however, Hackman had now abandoned the progress. 

Jonathan Demme has been replaced as Director and offered the part of the female protagonist-Clarice Starling, a young FBI recruit-to Michelle Pfeiffer, with whom he had worked in "A Merry Widow ... ma non troppo (Married to the Mob, 1988). Pfeifer had the impression that the film was too violent and dreary, so he decided not to accept ...

When "The silence of the lambs", was released in 1990, the main roles were assigned to Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, both rewarded with an Oscar for their interpretations (Jodie Foster also won a Golden Globe).

3. Steve McQueen

When Paul Newman asked Steve McQueen to recite at his side in "Butch Cassidy (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969)," McQueen insisted on having the most important position on the Bill. Her request was rejected and the actor did not participate in the film. Robert Redford starred Sundance and became the most popular star of the 1970s.

McQueen did not accept the role of Popeye Doylein "The violent arm of the law (The French Connection, 1971)", because he thought it was very similar to that of brutal COP played by him in "Bullit" (1969). Gene Hackman was to get the role, for which he won the Oscar as best actor.

Finally, when the Director Francis Ford Coppola offered McQueen the part of Captain Willard in "Apocalypse Now" (1979), again the actor turned down the part because he didn't want to spend 16 weeks-original program by Coppola for external shots in the Philippine jungles, away from his new wife, Ali MacGraw. Martin Sheen, who accepted the role, he ended up spending a year and a half in outside and nearly died of a heart attack while working. However, an interpretation offered uplifting.

4. Michael Madsen

After threatening her tremendously in "reservoir dogs-dogs from robbery (Reservoir Dogs, 1992)", Michael Madsen has been seen to offer the role of Vincent Vega in the next film by Director Quentin Tarantino, "Pulp Fiction (1994)". He refused because it was engaged in making "Wyat Earp (1994)", in which he impersonates Vigil Earp.

"Pulp Fiction" has had a huge success with audiences and critics, unlike "Wyat Earp." The career of John Travolta, who played Vincent vega, was continuing to rise and was the beginning of his second youth Film Festival, while Madsen found himself in a series of films.

The film "Pulp Fiction" won the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes film festival and got 7 Oscar nominations, including for best film, Best Director, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best editing and best original screenplay.

5. Montgomery Clift

Expressed great enthusiasm for the role of young writer in "Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Boulevard, 1950)", but later rejected, arguing that the public would not accept his love scenes with a woman of thirty-five years older than him.

William Holden starred in his place withGloria Swansonin thismovie widely praised and regarded as one of the immortal masterpieces of world cinema, one of the greatest directors of film history.

Montgomery Clift refused several roles that made then the luck of those who played such as "East of Eden" (East of Eden) "starring James Dean," Waterfront (On the Waterfront) "starring Marlon Brando and many others.