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Warren Beatty
 Roles turned down by Warren Beatty:

Act One
Beatty was considered for the role of writer/playwright Moss Hart.
Actor who got the part: George Hamilton

All That Jazz
The actor flirted with the idea of playing the Bob Fosse-like choreographer.
Actor who got the part: Roy Scheider

Big
Warren Beatty was considered for the lead role of Josh.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Blume in Love
Beatty had expressed interest in the great role of a divorce lawyer who cheats on his beautiful wife. Beatty decided against doing the bittersweet movie much of which takes place in Venice, Italy.
Actor who got the part: George Segal

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Turned down the role of Bob in the controversial, sexy comedy directed by Paul Mazursky.
Actor who got the part: Robert Culp

Boogie Nights
Warren Beatty turned down an offer to play Jack Horner.
Actor who got the part: Burt Reynolds

The Boston Strangler
Was considered to play real-life murderer Albert DeSalvo.
Actor who got the part: Tony Curtis

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Warren Beatty was offered a role but turned it down to work with George Stevens.

Cabaret
When this movie musical was in it's early planning stages, Warren Beatty was proposed for the role of the bisexual gigolo, Brian.
Actor who got the part: Michael York

Charade
When Cary Grant did his usual hemming and hawing about taking on the romantic suspense thriller, the equally hard-to-get Beatty was considered as a replacement.
Actor who got the part: Cary Grant

Crimson Tide
Beatty was considered for a role in the movie.
Actor who got the part: Gene Hackman

Dave
Warren Beatty turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Kline

Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Warren Beatty was offered the role of the homeless Jerry.
Actor who got the part: Nick Nolte

Frost/Nixon
Warren was considered to play Richard Nixon in the film of the Peter Morgan play.
Actor who got the part: Frank Langella

Getting Straight
Beatty refused the role of college teacher Harry Bailey.
Actor who got the part: Elliott Gould

The Godfather
Warren Beatty was considered to play the part of Michael Corleone.
Actor who got the part: Al Pacino

The Graduate
Beatty was a leading contender for the role of "Benjamin Braddock" but declined due to the filming of Bonnie and Clyde.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

The Great Gatsby
Beatty was turned down for the role of Jay Gatsby.
Actor who got the part: Robert Redford

Indecent Proposal
Beatty was the first choice to play the rich guy.
Actor who got the part: Robert Redford

Jade
According to IMDB trivia, Warren turned down the lead in this film.
Actor who got the part: David Caruso

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Warren Beatty was considered for the lead role of Bill but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: David Carradine

The Leopard
Master director Luchino Visconti wanted Beatty to play "Tancredi Falconeri," but the actor refused the role in the masterpiece.
Actor who got the part: Alain Delon

Mars Attacks!
Considered for the lead role of the President.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Midnight Cowboy
Beatty showed interest in playing Joe Buck.
Actor who got the part: Jon Voight

Misery
Warren Beatty turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: James Caan

Nixon
Beatty was considered to play Richard Nixon.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Hopkins

Ocean's Eleven
Beatty was considered for the part of Terry Benedict.
Actor who got the part: Andy Garcia

Parrish
Beatty was originally pursued for the leading role by director Joshua Logan, who left the project.
Actor who got the part: Troy Donahue

PT 109
Warren Beatty was the personal choice of John and Jackie Kennedy to play him in the film based on his experiences in the Navy, but director Leslie H. Martinson refused to cast him under the belief he was too unstable.
Actor who got the part: Cliff Robertson

The Royal Tenenbaums
Orginally, Hackman turned the role of Royal Tenenbaums down, and Beatty was considered to play the role instead. However, Hackman later agreed to make the film.
Actor who got the part: Gene Hackman

The Ski Bum
Beatty was at one point in talks for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Zalman King

Splash
Warren Beatty turned down the choice to star in SPLASH to star in its own-starring vehicle, MERMAID (which wasn't made).
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

The Sting
Beatty turned down the Robert Redford role in THE STING opposite Paul Newman.
Actor who got the part: Robert Redford

Superman
Considered for the part of Superman.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Beatty was considered as a potential replacement for Michael Sarrazin.
Actor who got the part: Michael Sarrazin

Wall Street
Warren Beatty turned down the role of Gordon Gekko.
Actor who got the part: Michael Douglas

The Way We Were
The first choice to play "Hubbell" turned down the leading role.
Actor who got the part: Robert Redford

West Side Story
Warren Beatty was a prime contender for the role of "Tony."
Actor who got the part: Richard Beymer

What's New, Pussycat?
Beatty was originally set to star, but fellout with the producer during early stages of the production and quit.
Actor who got the part: Peter O'Toole

Youngblood Hawke
Warren Beatty originally agreed to act in this film, but eventually left the project.
Actor who got the part: James Franciscus






Did you know that Warren Beatty was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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