The movie industry is a huge and booming industry that every person, all over the world loves. Movies are being produced in every country, language and they engulf the world as a whole. But when you look back at the movies that shook the world, they would not be or feel the same if the cast were different actors.

For example, Tom Hanks played the famous Forrest Gump character and no one else would’ve fit the role than he did. But, did you know that he was not the first person the character was offered to? Yes, that is right, one tiny decision in the past could have led us to watch another actor playing Forrest Gump. This is a common thing that happens in the entertainment industry. After the script and the characters are decided, the producers and the director search for possible actors to play the role. If their choice or the actor who was offered the role declines it, they will have to go for auxiliary options. We have collected some of the most popular movie roles along with actors who declined the roles for some reason. You will be surprised by who you might find on this list.

#1. Tim Roth Turned Down The Role Of Snape That Alan Rickman Played.

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#2. Keanu Reeves Played Neo After Will Smith Turned It Down.

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#3. Although Thomas Brodie-Sangster Auditioned, Rupert Grint Was Played Ron Weasely.

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#4. Tom Hanks Played Forrest Gump Because John Travolta Turned The Offer Down.

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#5. Sean Connery Had The First Offer To Play Gandalf Which Ian McKellen Eventually Took.

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#6. Ian McKellen Turned Down The Character Of Dumbledore, Then Michael Gambon Played It.

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#7. Robert Downey. Jr Played Iron Man, But Tom Cruise Was Considered For The Role.

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#8. Robin Williams Requested The Role Of Hagrid, But Robbie Coltrane Played It.

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#9. Jim Carrey Was Offered Edward Scissorhands Which Johnny Depp Played.

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#10. Viggo Mortensen Played Aragon Which Was Offered To Russell Crowe.

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#11. Whoopi Goldberg Played Sister Mary Clarence Which Was Given To Bette Midler.

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#12. Eddie Redmayne Auditioned For Star-Lord That Chris Pratt Played.

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#13. Harrison Ford Played Han Solo That Was Turned Down By Al Pacino.

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#14. Matthew McConaughey Auditioned For Jack But Leonardo Dicaprio Played.

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#15. Christina Applegate Was Considered For Elle Woods But Played By Reese Witherspoon.

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#16. Doctor Strange Was Considered To Be Offered To Ryan Gosling But Played By Benedict Cumberbatch.

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#17. Paul Giamatt Rejected The Role Of Michael Scott That Eventually, Steve Carell Played.

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#18. Emily Blunt Was The Choice For Black Widow That Scarlett Johansson Played.

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#19. Hugh Grant Was Considered For Gilderoy Lockhart But Kenneth Branagh Got The Role.

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#20. Gwyneth Paltrow Was Given The Role Of Rose But Kate Winslet Played.

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#21. Emilia Clarke Rejected The Role Of Anastasia Steele That Was Played By Dakota Johnson.

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#22. Liam Aiken Was Given The Role Of Harry Potter But Daniel Radcliffe Played.

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#23. Lily Potter’s Role Was Offered, Joanne Rowling But Played By Geraldine Somerville.

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#24. Hugh Jackman Rejected The Role Of James Bond That Daniel Craig Accepted.

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#25. Henry Cavill Was The Choice For Edward Cullen That Robert Pattinson.

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#26. David Thewlis Was Offered The Role Of Quirinus Quirrell That Ian Hart Eventually Played.

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#27. Britney Spears Auditioned For Allie But Rachel Mcadams Played It.

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#28. Jennifer Lawrence Auditioned For Bella Swan But Kristen Stewart Played It.

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#29. Emma Watson Rejected The Role Of Mia But Eventually Played By Emma Stone.

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#30. Jack Nicholson Rejected The Role Of Michael Corleone But Played Al Pacino.

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