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Not Starring

Film roles that were turned down by major actors/actresses. 10 Questions.

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The male lead for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was Richard Dreyfuss but who was the first choice?

  • Richard Gere
  • Steve McQueen
  • Harrison Ford


Julie Andrews is synonymous with "The Sound of Music" but which actress turned down the role?

  • Doris Day
  • Jean Seberg
  • Shirley Jones


The role of Indiana Jones launched the career of Harrison Ford but who was first choice for this part?

  • Dennis Quaid
  • Tom Selleck
  • Bruce Boxleitner


Johhny Depp stars as Captain Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Carribbean" trilogy but who was the part intended for?

  • Leonardo Di Caprio
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Hugh Jackman


William Holden starred opposite Gloria Swanson in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" but who was first choice for his role?

  • Montgomery Clift
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Paul Newman


George Clooney was the male lead in "The Perfect Storm" but who was the first choice?

  • Michael Douglas
  • Harrison Ford
  • Christopher Walken


Humprey Bogart played Sam Spade in John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon" but he was not the first choice. Who was?

  • Dana Andrews
  • Alan Ladd
  • George Raft


James Caan gave a charismactic performance as Sonny in "The Godfather" but who was first choice?

  • Joe Mantegna
  • Carmine Caridi
  • Vincent Schiavelli


The role of of Harmonica portrayed by Charles Bronson in Sergio Leone's classic "Once Upon a Time in the West" was offered to which actor?

  • Terence Stamp
  • James Coburn
  • Clint Eastwood


Burt Reynolds tough character in the haunting "Deliverance" was intended for which actor?

  • Marlon Brando
  • Jack Nicholson
  • William Devine