13 Cult Movie Roles That Were Very Close to Being Played by Someone Else

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Auditioning for a movie part can be an extremely tiring process, since it might take up to 30 auditions to book the role. And it’s not only that, but you might also have to face hundreds if not thousands of other actors who also audition for the same part. And this doesn’t only apply to smaller, lesser-known actors but also to famous, well-established talents.

1. Sandra Bullock as Neo in The Matrix.

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2. Ian McKellen as Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter.

3. Scarlett Johansson as Fantine in Les Misérables.

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4. Saoirse Ronan as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter.

5. Tom Cruise as the main figure in Salt.

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6. Liam Aiken as Harry Potter in Harry Potter.

7. Matthew Broderick as Walter White in Breaking Bad.

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8. Henry Cavill as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

9. Dwayne Johnson as Jack Reacher in the movie of the same name.

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10. Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter.

11. Naomi Watts as Draco Malfoy’s mother in Harry Potter.

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12. Cher as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family.

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13. Bradley Cooper as The Green Lantern.

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Can you imagine how different these movies would have been if the main roles were played by different actors?


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