Photo: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.comDenzel Washington had the opportunity to play Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dreamgirls but declined because he said he can't sing, so the part went to Jaime Foxx.
Photo: Brian To/WENN.comMel Gibson was given the chance to play Bruce Wayne in the 1989 adaption of Batman, but declined the offer and supposedly thought that the film wouldn't do well at the box office.
Photo: Anneke Ruys/WENN.comMark Wahlberg turned down the role of Linus in Ocean's 11 and instead the part was played by Matt Damon.
Photo: WENN.comJohn Travolta could have played the lead role in Forrest Gump but the part went to Tom Hanks, who perfected it.
Photo: Patricia Schlein/WENN.comTom Cruise said no to the role of Donnie Brasco in the movie Donnie Brasco which was played by Johnny Depp.
Photo: Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty ImagesWill Smith could have played Neo in the movie The Matrix but he said the role just wasn't for him. Will himself said that Keanu Reeves aced the role.
Photo: FayesVision/WENN.comKevin Costner had the chance to play the role of Bill in the movie Kill Bill, a part that was taken by David Carradine.
Photo: Brian To/WENN.comEddie Murphy turned down the chance to play the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and openly admitted to regretting his decision later on.
Photo: Dan Jackman/WENN.comMatt Damon wasn't able to find time to play the lead role in the movie Avatar since he was already filming The Green Zone and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Photo: Brian To/WENN.comMorgan Freeman was offered the lead role in the movie Million Dollar Baby but instead played the secondary role of Eddie Dupris.
Photo: Brian To/WENN.comTom Hanks turned down the role of Ray Kinsella in the movie Field of Dreams. Kevin Costner took on the project gracefully.
Samuel L. Jackson
Photo: Bridow/WENN.comSamuel L. Jackson was offered to play the lead role of Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda but Don Cheadle took on the part.
Photo: WENN.comBruce Willis could have starred as Sam Wheat in the movie Ghost but passed up on the opportunity, even though he could have co-starred with his then-wife, Demi Moore.