8 actors who could have lost their roles for ridiculous reasonsVika
It's incredibly difficult to imagine Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp or Titanic without Leonardo DiCaprio - without them, these films would definitely lose their charm. It turns out that some well-known films around the world could have lost their iconic actors due to some ridiculous incidents that happened behind the scenes.
1. Sophie Turner - the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
Around 10 years ago, young actress Sophie Turner nearly lost her famous role as Sansa Stark in the cult Game of Thrones. At the time, she was only 13 years old and attended a theater class, where the head of the studio noticed that she was quite talented. They arranged an audition for the future star, but Sophie did not show up at the appointed time. But, the class leader found the forgetful star and took her to the audition.
“The head of the theater studio I visited recommended that I come to the audition and even signed me up for it, but I forgot. I just forgot about it, can you believe it? I was found in the cafeteria, where I ate nonchalantly. I didn't even know I was missing my chance to become a star. "
2. Johnny Depp - the role of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Pirates of the Caribbean definitely wouldn't be as good without the charismatic Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp. Casting for Depp, however, was considered risky because he was not considered a star wealthy enough for the role. Initially, Disney CEO Michael Eisner himself disliked Depp's acting and tried to close the project, but later changed his mind after visiting the set.
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger - the main role in Terminator.
The Cruel Terminator, who hunted Sarah J. Connor in the first installment of the famous franchise, didn't really want to play an evil character. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, he was worried that the role of the bad guy would create problems for his future career, so he always chose the good guys - so the audience would love him more. But director James Cameron convinced Schwarzenegger that he would change the direction of the robot's story in the future. And we saw it all on the big screen.
4. Rachel McAdams - the role of Ellie in the Notebook.
In Diary of Remembrance, one of the most romantic films in cinema history, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are the perfect match. But few people know that Gosling was hostile towards his partner and even asked the producers to fire her because he considered her unprofessional. But luckily for us, the animosity between the actors disappeared and the romantic feelings between the characters took over the actors.
5. Leonardo DiCaprio - the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic.
You can probably agree that Jack in Titanic played a key role in the career of the actor Leonardo DiCaprio. But few people know that the studio had another actor in mind: Matthew McConaughey.
6. Taylor Lautner as Jacob in Twilight. Saga: New Moon ".
The role of the werewolf Jacob could easily have been played by someone else if Taylor Lautner had not decided to go to the gym more often. This is because of the producers of Twilight. The Saga: New Moon ”thought that Lautner was not muscular enough to portray the character described by the author of the book. They wanted to replace the actor. But some hard work did the trick: Lautner became the Jacob we all know today.
7. Al Pacino - the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather.
It's hard to say if The Godfather would have been as good without Al Pacino. In fact, it is difficult to imagine anyone in this complex role but him. However, Paramount executives had a different opinion on this matter: they wanted to remove Al Pacino from the project! But even problems during production and constant doubts about the professionalism of the actor did not prevent this film from becoming a legendary work of cinema.
8. Tom Hanks - the role of Josh Baskin in the Bolshoi.
The protagonist of the fan-favorite movie "Big" could have been played by someone else due to the fact that Tom Hanks was lost in his own work schedule. The story of a teenager who turned into a grown man overnight could be told by Robert De Niro. And who knows how it would have turned out if Tom Hanks hadn't decided to spend some time on this amazing project.