Hollywood stars that turned down LEGENDARY roles

Hollywood stars that turned down LEGENDARY roles


George Clooney once said that he knew he’d made it as a film star when he started receiving movie scripts with no coffee stains on them.

While it’s obviously great to be picked as first choice for a role, not all actors use this privilege to good effect.

Actors and actresses decline movies all the time. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong – here is a homage to those who get it terribly wrong and potentially lost the share in millions in the process.

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In 1994, Bill Murray was offered the lead role as Forrest Gump.

Talking to radio host Howard Stern, Bill simply said the part just didn’t interest him.

The American actor said he’d had plenty of conversations and even owned “the original book and all that sort of stuff.”

The Forrest Gump producers ended up giving the role to Tom Hanks, after a few more people including John Travolta rejected the chance to play Gump.

Despite not being a part of the $677 million global success, Bill says he only ever saw the script for the film and never actually watched it.