Imagine if Robert De Niro, Richard Gere, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Burt Reynolds had NOT turned down the lead in Die Hard? Would any of them had done better than Bruce Willis who played John McClane in four sequels after the original?
Would Eddie Murphy have been a better Eddie Valient in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit? than the late Bob Hoskins?
Meg Ryan as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct but got it passed on to Sharon Stone or Pretty Woman which went to Julia Roberts?
Will Smith as the main character in Django Unchained but paved the way for Jamie Foxx?
It's surprising how many iconic roles were passed on to the ones who we'll always visualise as the characters, because the first choices refused them!
But there are some iconic roles that were meant and made for one particular actor; a.k.a the very first and only choice. Watch Video below and see!