10 Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Roles


ohmyGAHH!! Luck is EVERYTHING in Hollywood, and turning down the wrong movie role can be detrimental to one’s career.

Take Sean Connery for example, who regretfully passed on two major films such as The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings – both of which spawned massive sequels. Big mistake.

Fortunately for Sean, he is not alone. Check out the list…AFTER THE JUMP.

10.) Molly Ringwald as Vivian in Pretty Woman. Went to Julia Roberts.




9.) Jack Nicholson as Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Went to Al Pacino.



8.) Gwyneth Palrow as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic. Went to Kate Winslet.



7.) Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Went to Harrison Ford.




6.) Burt Reynolds as John McClane in Die Hard. Went to Bruce Willis.



5.) Kim Basinger as Catherine Tramall in Basic Instinct. Went to Sharon Stone



4.) Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cher Horowitz in Clueless. Went to Alicia Silverstone.sarah-michelle-gellar-clueless



3.) Michelle Pfeiffer as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. Went to Jodie Foster.michelle-pfeiffer-clarice-silence-of-the-lambs



2.) Ray Liotta as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos. Went to the late James Gandolfini.



1.) Al Pacino as Han Solo in Star Wars. Went to Harrison Ford.


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