1. Jeremy Sisto as Jack Dawson, movie Titanic
Jeremy Sisto is 48 years old this year. And not many people know that he could have played the big part in 1997’s Titanic. Sisto revealed that he was madly inspired by the film and was a bit heartbroken that he tried for the role, but that role was eventually given to DiCaprio. Either way, it was fun to be a part of the process, and it was a great experience for the actor.
2. Kurt Russell as Han Solo, Star Wars movie
Kurt Russell auditioned for the original Star Wars movie. Back in the day, he auditioned for parts of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. But there was also a West that he could join, so he had to choose. And we all know the outcome.
3. Millie Bobby Brown as Lyanna Mormont, Game of Thrones phim
Millie Bobby Brown has been trying to audition for commercials for a while. And then she tried to join Game of Thrones but was turned down. She even almost quit acting after that, thinking acting was really hard for her. Thankfully, she ended up getting the role of Eleven in Stranger Things, and her career immediately skyrocketed.
4. Mahershala Ali as Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Game of Thrones phim
Mahershala Ali openly admits that his audition pretty much guarantees that he’s not in Game of Thrones. In fact, he said it was one of the worst auditions of his life. He memorized all his lines and prepared well for all the “powerful moves and poses”. But the backless stool on which he had to sit did not allow him to do so. That’s when he learned that he had to sit on his own stool for the next audition.
5. Jeremy Irons as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, film Silence of the Lambs
Irons turned down the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter because of the dark plot and because there was too much violence in the film. And then he’s glad he did, even seeing Hopkins win an Oscar for the role. Perhaps playing a scary villain really isn’t for everyone.
6. Jared Harris auditioned to play High Sparrow, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris auditioned for the role of High Sparrow. But it ended up going to Jonathan Pryce. Harris is perplexed by this, saying he is losing the parts “to the strangest people”. At first he gets stuff that Gary Oldman or Phillip Seymour Hoffman isn’t interested in, then he auditions for Westworld for the part of Anthony Hopkins. And now Game of Thrones – the weirdest of them all.
7. Carey Mulligan as Lisbeth Salander, movie The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The producers are said to have considered nearly 5,000 possible candidates to play a famous bisexual computer hacker. They even considered auditioning for Kristen Stewart and Natalie Portman. Mulligan also said she is obsessed with books and would love to take on the role. But it was given to another cute looking actress – Rooney Mara.
8. Jude Law as Superman, Superman Returns
Jude Law is not the first actor to turn down the Man of Steel part. He wasn’t sure about that idea. Besides, he thinks an Englishman shouldn’t play an American superhero. Finally, he was even sent costumes to think about it all. He put it on and looked in the mirror. But unfortunately, that was enough for him.
9. Charlie Hunnam as Cameo, Game of Thrones movie
Hunnam told Sun Online that he would love to have a cameo on Game of Thrones. And they offered him a cameo on the show a while ago, but he was forced to decline due to a strict schedule while filming another movie. They say Hunnam has been offered the role of Daenerys Targaryen’s brother and Jon Snow’s biological father, Rhaegar Targaryen.