There are as many roles Brad Pitt turned down as there are iconic characters in his filmography. Here are some roles that almost fit her.
While so many huge stars have had a few slips when it comes to role picking, as even the best actors working today have features in box office bombs or critical failures, Brad Pitt has apparently managed to skate through his career barely tripping. .
However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t let a lot of great roles slip into his hands, as there are as many roles he turned down as there are iconic characters in his filmography.
ten Heather (1989)
Although Pitt is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, in the late 1980s he was just another struggling actor trying to get out of it. In 1988, Pitt auditioned for the role of Christian Slater in the cult classic, Heather, as screenwriter Daniel Waters explained to Yahoo Entertainment. The reason Pitt never got the role of JD was just that the actor just didn’t stand out.
9 The Matrix (1999)
As reported by The Independent, Brad Pitt has revealed that he turned down the lead role in one of the most groundbreaking films ever made, The matrix. When discussing that he turned down the role, he hilariously referred to the film as saying he “took the red pill”. Although The matrix features one of the best fight scenes of the 90s, Pit went on to star in a 1999 movie that featured equally awesome (but entirely different) fight scenes in Fight Club.
8 The Missing (2006)
It was Brad Pitt who owned the rights to The dead, the remake of the Hong Kong film Hellish affairs, and he was planning to star in the film alongside DiCaprio as well, according to an interview the actor gave to Interview. Pitt had planned to play Sullivan but ultimately decided that the role should go to a young actor.
Pitt even considered playing Dignam, who has the most cited line in the whole movie, but it ended up coming down to Mark Wahlberg, who was ultimately nominated for an Oscar for the role.
seven Waking Up in Reno (2002)
First reported by Variety in 1999, Pitt was set to star alongside his then-wife Jennifer Anniston in the romantic comedy. The two eventually dropped out just before filming and they were replaced by Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron. However, it looks like Pitt made the right decision to ditch the road trip movie, as it ended up being one of Charlize Theron’s worst movies.
6 State of play (2009)
In 2009 Cinema Blend reported that Russell Crowe had replaced Brad Pitt in the film. Inventory, a crime drama starring Ben Affleck. Pitt left the project because he didn’t think the script was good enough. Inventory isn’t the only movie in which Russell Crowe replaced Pitt, while the actor was scheduled to star in Ridley Scott’s american gangster, one of the best movies directed by Scott. However, Pitt continued to work with Scott on more than one occasion, as he starred in Thelma and Louise and The counselor.
5 Sleepy Hollow (1999)
As reported in 1998 by Entertainment Weekly, Pitt was in the running to star in Tim Burton’s Sleepy hollow, one of the too scary fairy tale movies for kids. The actor would have been offered the role, but unsurprisingly, Depp has always been the director’s first choice to play wimpish hero Ichabod Crane, and it was paramount that urged Burton to consider casting Pitt.
4 Crimson Tide (1995)
According to Mental Floss, Pitt was at one point attached to Tony Scott’s classic action flick. Al Pacino was committed to playing Captain Ramsey in Crimson Tide, but once the Heat The actor backed down, as did Pitt. It was a good job that Pitt didn’t play in the movie, because Crimson Tide marked the first of six collaborations between Tony Scott and Denzel Washington, sparking an excellent working relationship that includes Man on fire and Already seen.
3 Deadpool 2 (2018)
With the hype surrounding the follow-up to one of the most successful R-rated movies of all time, there were reports on the cast almost every day.
One of the most exciting updates, coming from Collider, was that Brad Pitt was in talks to play Cable in Deadpool 2, although it was reported later, it was not possible due to scheduling restrictions. However, Pitt still had an amazing cameo in the movie as the Vanisher superhero.
2 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
According to Stars Insider, Pitt was set to play Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s remake of Charlie and the chocolate factory. It’s hard to imagine Pitt completely letting his hair down and acting as loose as Johnny Depp in the movie, but that might be a good thing, as Depp’s performance is one of the reasons the movie has been ridiculed by critics. But there are actually fans who believe the portrayal of Johnny Depp could be the best.
1 Kick-Ass (2010)
According to CBR, Kick ass Director Matthew Vaughan originally wanted Pitt for the role of Big Daddy, but the shooting schedule conflicted with Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist war film, Inglorious Basterds. However, it all works out in the end when Nicholas Cage was finally cast for the role, and he put his weird stylistic touch on the character, and Inglorious Basterds is arguably Tarantino’s best film.
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