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David Bowie
 Roles turned down by David Bowie:

Batman
Bowie was considered for the role of Joker.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Cat People (1982)
The singer-actor was considered to play the role of the heroine's shape-shifting brother.
Actor who got the part: Malcom Mcdowell

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was written with Mick Jagger and David Bowie in mind - after appearing together in the "Dancing in the Street" video.
Actor who got the part: Michael Caine

Hercules
David Bowie was considered for the voice of Hades.
Actor who got the part: James Woods

Hook
Bowie was asked to play Captain Hook but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Bowie was reportedly interested in playing the role of Elrond (Elf Lord).
Actor who got the part: Hugo Weaving

Muppet Treasure Island
David Bowie was reportedly considered for the role of Long John Silver.
Actor who got the part: Tim Curry

Tommy
David Bowie was a candidate for the role of the "Acid Queen" in the Who's Rock Opera "Tommy".
Actor who got the part: Tina Turner

A View to a Kill
Was considered for the villainous megalomaniac Max Zorin.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Walken






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