Actors are famous for choosing roles that fit them to a "T."
Sometimes those choices go on to make history. Other times when they say no, their replacement gets that iconic label for their performance. Can you imagine Mel Gibson as Batman? Yes, he was offered the role by Tim Burton before Michael Keaton famously took it!
And then there's John Travolta, who passed on Forrest Gump! Watch Pulp Fiction online and see what movie he chose instead. Sure, that's a big film, but Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Forrest Gump!
From Batman to The Terminator (Sly Stallone?), we've got a list of 11 actors who should be more famous for saying "no" than saying "yes!"
1. Brad Pitt in Apollo 13?
Brad Pitt was offered either the Bill Paxton or Kevin Bacon roles in Apollo 13. He made Seven instead.
2. Mel Gibson as Batman?
Mel Gibson was originally Tim Burton's choice to play Batman. He said no, and thankfully, we got Michael Keaton.
3. Dougray Scott as Wolverine?
Before we got Hugh Jackman, Bryan Singer wanted Dougray Scott to play Wolverine. Can you imagine an X-Men world without Jackman?
4. Sylvester Stallone as The Terminator?
Before The Terminator made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, James Cameron offered the role to his The Expendables co-star. We think Arnie was the better choice!
5. Will Smith as Neo?
Will Smith was the first choice to play Neo in The Matrix. Smith said he just didn't get it and it famously went to Keanu Reeves.
6. Sean Connery as Gandalf?
Sean Connery felt that The Lord of the Rings was silly. So, we got Ian McKellan... thank goodness!
7. Al Pacino With a Wookie?
Al Pacino was offered Han Solo, but felt that the sci-fi movie was not for him. Thankfully, Harrison Ford said yes and the rest was history.
8. Jim Carrey as Edward Scissorhands?
We can't picture Jim Carrey as Edward Scissorhands. But, Tim Burton did, and we're glad he said no so we got Johnny Depp.
9. Sandra Bullock as the Million Dollar Baby?
Sandra Bullock did not want to box for Clint Eastwood! Thankfully, Hilary Swank did and won an Oscar!
10. Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones?
Tom Selleck wasn't allowed to leave Magnum PI, so he couldn't be Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford took the role, and history was made.