12 Iconic Movie Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Some movies definitely wouldn’t be the same without their well-known actors… however, according to the original plans, directors would have chosen different stars for the main roles of some top-rated movies. So, buckle up, because we’re about to set you off on a roller coaster ride of exciting scene secrets, and it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

John McClane (Die Hard)

The role of Bruce Willis would have been played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.


It was originally intended to be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role as a police officer and would have been a sequel to Schwarzenegger’s 1985 film Commando. The Austrian actor, on the other hand, turned down the role for ethical reasons, because most of the villains spoke with German accents, just like him. Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Don Johnson also wanted to land the role for himself, but it was eventually given to Bruce Willis, who was known to the audience at the time only for his performances as comedy actor.

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