Top Ten Actors Who Turned Down Big Roles

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The Top Ten

1 Doris Day Doris Day Doris Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff (April 3, 1922 or 1924) is a retired American actress and singer, and continuing animal welfare activist.

Doris Day turned down the role of Mr. Robinson in the graduate (1967). - Kate552

2 John Travolta John Travolta John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

John Travolta turned down the lead role in the movie Forest Gump (1994). Also the lead role in the movie Casino Royale (2006). - Kate552

3 James Caan James Caan James Edmund Caan is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado, Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Funny Lady and A Bridge Too Far.

James Caan turned down the lead role in the movie Superman (1978). Also the lead role in the movie Kramer vs Kramer (1979). - Kate552

4 Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke Philip Andre Rourke Jr., known professionally as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.

Mickey Rourke turned down the lead role in the movie Pupil Fiction (1994). Also the lead role in Dead Poets Society (1989). - Kate552

5 Johnny Depp Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.

Johnny Depp turned down the lead role in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Also the lead role in the movie Interview With The Vampire (1994). Plus the lead role in the movie Legend Of The Fall (1994). - Kate552

6 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer turned down lead role in the movie Basic instinct (1992). Also the lead role in the movie Pretty Woman (1990). - Kate552

7 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

John Denver turned down the lead role in the movie An Officer And Gentleman (1982). - Kate552

8 Tom Seller

Tom Seller turned down the lead role in the movie Indiana Jones (1981). Also the movie Freaky Friday (2003). - Kate552

9 Julia Roberts Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

Julia Roberts turned down the lead role in the movie The Proposal (2009). Also the lead role in the movie The Blind Side (2009). - Kate552

10 Kim Basinger Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger turned down the lead role in the movie Boxing Helena (1993). - Kate552

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