20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

Great characters require great actors to play them. But in a world like ours, full of amazing stories and talented artists, the perfect role might slip away. Sometimes it works out for the best, but there have been many cases in which actors seriously regretted their choices.

Whether the choice was right or not, it’s fun to wonder about the interpretations we never got to see, and votreART listed some iconic parts that could have gone to completely different actors.

1. Christina Applegate as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

2. Emilia Clarke as Anastasia Steele (Fifty Shades of Grey)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

3. Mark Wahlberg as Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

4. Julia Roberts as Viola De Lesseps (Shakespeare in Love)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

5. Albert Brooks as Harry Burns (When Harry Met Sally)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

6. Anne Hathaway as Alison Scott (Knocked Up)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

7. Reese Witherspoon as Sidney Prescott (Scream)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

8. Tom Hanks as Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

9. Leonardo DiCaprio as Dirk Diggler (Boogie Nights)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

10. Denzel Washington as Detective David Mills (Se7en)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

11. Harrison Ford as Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

12. John Lithgow as The Joker (Batman)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

13. Nicolas Cage as Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

14. Christopher Plummer as Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

15. Henry Winkler as Danny Zuko (Grease)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

16. Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

17. Jake Gyllenhaal as Jake Sully (Avatar)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

18. Warren Beatty as Bill (Kill Bill)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

19. Selena Gomez as Mitchie Torres (Camp Rock)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

20. Angelina Jolie as Dr. Ryan Stone (Gravity)

20 Actors Who Missed Out On Epic Film Roles

Which movies do you think could have been improved with the artists on this list? And which ones would’ve turned out way worse?

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