It sounds too ridiculous to be true that even the glamorous world of Hollywood has movie parts that people don’t want to play. Every actor or actress’ dream is to one day have a leading part in a big Hollywood production, yet it appears some roles would be better considered as “nightmares” instead.
Let’s take a look at some iconic and well-known movie roles that people weren’t exactly lining up for.
Clarice Starling – Silence Of The Lambs
Jodie Foster only got this role because Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Ryan rejected it before her. They both refused for the same reason: they found the movie very disturbing.
Michael Corleone – The Godfather
Before Al Pacino was cast, Jack Nicholson and Martin Sheen were asked. Jack Nicholson declined because – and this is a quote – he believed “Italians should play Italians”.