Celebrities Who Turned Down Or Were Nearly Cast In Major Movie Roles

Published on November 7, 2016
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Hollywood is an incredible world where individuals go and turn into superstars or they make one wrong move and vanish off of the map. Some actors we so deeply identify with because of the characters they’ve portrayed and we know their careers would suffer if they hadn’t scored the gig. Let’s take a look at actors who turned down roles in iconic films! And let’s not forget the actors who nearly landed that massive role, gives meaning to the “close but no cigar” phrase.

Matt Damon – ‘Avatar’

If you end up turning down the starring role in one of the highest grossing films of all time then you’ll probably never forget it. We’re pretty sure that Matt Damon is doing just fine despite passing up the starring role, which would go to Sam Worthington.

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Matt Damon – Avatar

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