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Actors who turned down legendary roles


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I really can't see Emily Blunt as Black Widow, or Sean Connery as Gandalf or Morpheus.



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sweet jesus, she needs to lay off the plastic surgery

also, i have a hard time considering Black Widow a "Legendary Role"...



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Flair Chops
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Will Smith - Neo in 'The Matrix'
Matt Damon - 'Avatar' and 'The Dark Knight'
Jack Nicholson - Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather'
Johnny Depp - Ferris Bueller
Leonardo DiCaprio - Dirk Diggler in 'Boogie Nights'
Molly Ringwald - 'Pretty Woman' and 'Ghost'
Kevin Costner - Andy Dufresne in 'The Shawshank Redemption'
Emily Blunt - Black Widow in 'Iron Man 2'
Sean Connery - 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Matrix'
Tom Selleck - Indiana Jones


most of these, i couldn't see. especially ringwald, depp or nicholson






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LSUPERMAN
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I thought Mark was made to play that role. I just don't see Leo as Dirk.





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I wouldn't call the lead in Avatar or Black Widow "legendary roles." Some will agree and add others, some (including the author) will disagree.





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Leonardo DiCaprio - Dirk Diggler in 'Boogie Nights'


Do not agree. Not even a little.






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LSUTygerFan
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I'll add this..

John Wayne turned down the role of Marshal Matt Dillon for fear of being type cast as a cowboy.






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ehh, i could easily see damon as jake Sully in Avatar.

I think Depp would have been a good ferris bueller considering he was still young at that point, lol.

I think Tom Selek as Indy would have been an abortion. Indy can't have a stache.






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only one I can picture is Costner in Shawshank Redemption or maybe Selleck in Indiana Jones





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I think Tom Selek as Indy would have been an abortion. Indy can't have a stache.
if we ever discover alternate universes, that'll be the first movie i see. you can't hate seleck






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I just don't see Leo as Dirk






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A stacheless Selleck could have easily been a good Indy.





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A stacheless Selleck could have easily caused the universe to implode.






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Jack Nicholson - Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather


Jack can play any role.
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Sean Connery - 'The Lord of the Rings


In what role? Gandalf?






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quote:

Sean Connery - 'The Lord of the Rings
I could totally see this.






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RollTide1987
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Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones would have been good. I've seen his screen tests for the role and he, as well as Sean Young (who would have played Marion), did a fantastic job.




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It’s possible that Indiana Jones could’ve been Ford’s only iconic movie role too, if Burt Reynolds hadn’t turned down the opportunity to play Han Solo in ‘Star Wars.’ Al Pacino, Nick Nolte and Christopher Walken were all considered for the role, but it finally went to self-taught carpenter and galactic anti-hero, Ford. Can you imagine Christopher Walken asking Chewie to make the jump to light speed?






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Can you imagine Christopher Walken asking Chewie to make the jump to light speed?
Didn't SNL already do this with Kevin Spacey?






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I am pretty sure nick cage has been offered every role in hollywood. ever. And turned down the ones that didn't suit him.






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Charles Bronson - A Fist Full of Dollars

(Thank you. Signed, Clint Eastwood)

ETA: Not sure if this is considered "legendary" in the board's opinion. But it sure did launch his career.



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