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Added by The Antagonist on 1 Dec 2008 06:58
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Almost Cast

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John BelushiDr. Peter Venkman


The role was originally written for John Belushi if it wasn't for his untimely death.

Eddie MurphyWinston Zeddmore


The role was originally written for Eddie Murphy.

John CandyLouis Tully


The role was originally written for John Candy.
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Eric StoltzMarty McFly


Stotlz had got the part due to Fox not being available. Production had commenced (with a few scenes being shot) but it was eventually decided that he wasn't right for the part and he conflicted with the cast and crew regularly.
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People who added this item 3312 Average listal rating (2283 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
James RemarCpl. Hicks


Remar was cast as Dwayne Hicks but due to artistic differences between him and Cameron, he left the project. He is still in the final cut but its unlikely you will notice!
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Jean-Claude Van DammeThe Predator


VD was set to face off against Dutch's team as a more agile ninja-like alien but due to his constant complaints about the conditions and his lack of face time, he was booted off the project.
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Stuart TownsendAragorn


Townsend had bagged the role but after the primary days on set Peter Jackson decided to re-cast with an older actor in mind.
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OJ SimpsonThe Terminator


O.J. was offered the role but it was deemed he was "too nice" to fit the bill of the cybernetic killing machine.
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Kurt RussellHan Solo


Although there were many big names of today who went for the role of Han Solo, I think Kurt Russell was most prominent as his audition tapes are most commonly used during Star Wars documentaries.
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Ryan PhillippeAnakin Skywalker


Phillippe was among the front runners for the legendary role of pre-Vader but he didn't get it.
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People who added this item 9808 Average listal rating (5756 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Will SmithNeo


Smith was offered the role but he later turned it down.
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William HurtDr. Alan Grant


Hurt was offered the role of the protagonist originally but he turned it down without reading the book or the script. No doubt the hat wouldn't have suited him as well.
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People who added this item 4107 Average listal rating (2563 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Leonardo DiCaprioPatrick Bateman


Initially, DiCaprio was said to be interested in playing the role and a media frenzy piped up. It was later regarded as an exaggeration and Christian Bale took over.
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Easy to decipher, this is a list of actors who were offered (primarily) or cast as the adjacent character but ultimately turned it down or left the project or else.

This is a work in progress, so any other movie trivia out there would be helpful to make this a comprehensive list. Thanks.

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