Iconic Movie Characters that Almost Went to Other Actors

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The Top Ten

1 Han Solo - Al Pacino Han Solo - Al Pacino Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.
2 Forrest Gump - John Travolta Forrest Gump - John Travolta Forrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump also appeared on screen in the 1994 film of the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis.
3 Spider-Man - Leonardo Di Caprio
4 Indiana Jones - Jeff Bridges Indiana Jones - Jeff Bridges Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
5 Iron Man - Tom Cruise Iron Man - Tom Cruise Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance ...read more.

I like Tom Cruise but I can only see Robert Downey Jr in this role, it’s like Stan Lee wrote that character for him. - Sa26

6 Jack Sparrow - Jim Carrey Jack Sparrow - Jim Carrey Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series.
7 Neo - Will Smith Neo - Will Smith Neo is the main protagonist of the Matrix franchise created by the Wachowskis and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
8 Gandalf - Sean Connery Gandalf - Sean Connery Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring ...read more.

He could have handled it nicely.

9 Wolverine - Russell Crowe Wolverine - Russell Crowe Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.
10 Vincent Vega - Daniel Day Lewis Vincent Vega - Daniel Day Lewis

The Contenders

11 Alan Grant - Harrison Ford

Would have been great but Sam Neil played it great enough.

12 Black Widow - Emily Blunt
13 Indiana Jones - Tom Selleck Indiana Jones - Tom Selleck Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.

The only reason we didn't get Indy with an epic 'stache is because Mr Selleck was busy with "Magnum P.I." at the time.

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