Even A-list celebrities get turned down from movie roles once in a while. Wouldn't you just love to know who didn't make the cut, or who sucked so badly, they had to stop filming? Then check out notstarring.com, a website dedicated to all the spots that never made it to the big, or small screen.
In their own words, notstarring.com focuses "exclusively on movie stars and the roles they turned down, auditioned for, got fired from, or simply didn't get."
The site can be browsed by actor or movie, there are sections called Fan Favorites, Who Has the Most, and Newest Submissions (the top 50 most recent entries.) There are also trivia questions such as "Which movie was Madonna NOT considered for?" followed by multiple choice answers.
Did you know Audrey Hepburn turned down the chance to star in 48 movies? Brad Pitt turned down 30 roles including the chance to star in Alexander, The Bourne Identity and Titanic... can you imagine Brad as Jack?! Some roles turned down by Angelina include Charlie's Angels and Chicago.
17 celebs didn't make the cut for Casino Royale including Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler (too bad!), Colin Farrell, Clive Owen, Heath Ledger and Rachel McAdams and Charlize Theron as Bond Girls. Another neat fact was that the producer's first choice was actually Ewan McGregor for Bond, but the actor turned down the opportunity.
The movie trivia database is user-generated, so if you've heard of any tidbits that should belong on the site, they encourage anyone to submit. They'll fact check, of course, and then post it for the world to see.
Rejected Celebs and The Roles They Lost
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