It's hard to think of famous actors ever facing rejection, but that's the nature of the business. Actors - no matter how successful or well-known - don't always get the roles that they want.
Sometimes, an actor will go so far in the casting process. They'll do screen tests and dress rehearsals and even film scenes, only to have the studio say, "Pass!"
It's devastating, but at the end of the day, it's a job.
Have you ever thought about which roles certain actors missed out on? Roles they came so close to booking, but casting went with a different choice? Some of these are fascinating. It's hard to imagine some of these roles played by different actors since they're so ingrained in pop culture.
But here's a list of actors who have lost out on roles that they really wanted and fought for. Keep reading to find out which actors were passed over for major movies and TV shows!