As you can well imagine, A-list actors are constantly juggling projects and choosing offers. It would be inconceivable that an actor would take every role they were offered—except maybe Michael Caine—and they are therefore bound to pass on some juicy parts. Tom Cruise famously passed on the leading roles in Footloose, Salt, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Enemy of the State, and Cold Mountain, just to name a few. Other prominent actors have turned down Oscar-winning roles and billion-dollar franchises. See if you can match the role with the actor who thought better of it.

1) The role of Neo in The Matrix, played by Keanu Reeves.

2) The role of Leigh Touhy in The Blind Side, played by Sandra Bullock

3) The role of Jade in The Hangover, played by Heather Graham

4) The role of James Bond, played by Sean Connery

5) The role of James Bond, played by Daniel Craig

6) The role of Vivian in Pretty Woman, played by Julia Roberts

7) The role of Han Solo in Star Wars, played by Harrison Ford

8) The role of Michael Corleone in the The Godfather, played by Al Pacino

9) The role of Benjamin in The Graduate, played by Dustin Hoffman

10) The title role of Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks

11) The role of Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford

12) The role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, played by Vivien Leigh

a) Robert Redford

b) Jack Nicholson

c) Bette Davis

d) Tom Selleck

e) Will Smith

f) Julia Roberts

g) Cary Grant

h) John Travolta

i) Lindsay Lohan

j) Al Pacino

k) Molly Ringwald

l) Hugh Jackman





Answers: 1:e, 2:f, 3:i, 4:g, 5:l, 6:k, 7:j, 8:b, 9:a, 10:h, 11:d, 12:c

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