8 Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie RolesBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-stars-who-turned-down-iconic-movie-roles
Movies can either be box office hits or flops. That's why many Hollywood celebrities think long and hard before accepting a role in a film. Some artists decide not to take risks and refuse to appear in films that eventually become hits.
We found out who these actors and actresses are, who, if they had not given up certain roles, would have starred in completely different films.
1. Today we know the image of Trinity in The Matrix thanks to Carrie-Anne Moss. Although the role had previously been offered to Madonna, she admitted that a tiny part of herself regretted turning down the experience.
2. Since his first appearance on the screen, Michael Keaton has earned a reputation as a great actor. However, he also turned down roles in major films. One of them was in Groundhog Day, which is considered a cult film today. While he regrets turning down the role, he admits he couldn't have done it better than Bill Murray.
3. Movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? became a hit in the 80s. However, thanks to interviews, we learned that the role was first offered to Eddie Murphy. He explained that he ruled out being in the film because he didn't think the combination of human and animated characters would work. He also added that every time he sees it, he feels like an idiot for refusing.
4. Apparently, Sean Connery, the former James Bond, had the opportunity to star in the iconic "Matrix Reloaded", but turned it down for this reason: he simply did not understand the script. As a result, the role of the architect went to Helmut Bakaitis.
5. Halle Berry said in an interview that she was offered a role in Speed before Sandra Bullock. Thus, the film would have turned out completely different. She turned down the role at the time because the script didn't convince her. However, she admits that when she saw the film, she regretted her decision.
6. It's hard to imagine anyone other than Keanu Reeves starring in The Matrix. However, at first, the role of Neo was offered to Brad Pitt. He explained that he never thought the role was for him.
7. In the cult film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was supposed to play Marilyn Monroe. She was the first choice of Truman Capote, the author of the original book. However, Monroe did not accept the role because her advisor recommended against playing the lady of the night. After all, it was Audrey Hepburn who took over the role of Holly Golightly and made her iconic.
8. Matt Damon admitted that he refused to star in Avatar, which cost him about $250,000,000. He said it made him feel like the dumbest businessman in the world. However, the reason for turning down the role was that he had already signed on to appear in another film and preferred to be more ethical.