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Jeff Bridges
 Roles turned down by Jeff Bridges:

Batman
Jeff Bridges was considered to play Batman.

Big
Jeff Bridges was considered for the lead role at one point.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Chaplin
Jeff Bridges was considered to play Charlie Chaplin.
Actor who got the part: Robert Downey Jr.

Crimes of Passion
Jeff was offered the part of Bobby Grady but turned it down because of salary.
Actor who got the part: John Laughlin

Cruising
Jeff Bridges was up for the lead role but dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Al Pacino

Cutthroat Island
Jeff Bridges was considered for the lead role of William.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine

A Dangerous Woman
Jeff Bridges was considered for the part of Colin Mackey.
Actor who got the part: Gabriel Byrne

Death Becomes Her
After Kevin Kline dropped out, Jeff Bridges auditioned for a role but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

The Firm
Jeff Bridges was considered for the role of Mitch McDeere.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Hero
Jeff Bridges auditioned for the part of John Bubber.
Actor who got the part: Andy Garcia

Jaws
Jeff Bridges turned down the role of Hooper.
Actor who got the part: Richard Dreyfuss

Kinsey
The star was among the top actors considered for the leading role of the human sexuality research pioneer.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson

Love Story
According to IMDB, Jeff Bridges was considered to play Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Nell
Jeff Bridges turned down the part of Jerry Lowell.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson

An Officer and a Gentleman
Jeff Bridges was the first choice for the lead role but the role ultimately went to Richard Gere.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Pretty Woman
Jeff Bridges turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Raiders of The Lost Ark
Jeff Bridges turned down an offer to play Indy.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

The Shawshank Redemption
Jeff Bridges turned down the role of Andy Dufresne.
Actor who got the part: Tim Robbins

Speed
The role of Jack (Keanu Reeves) was originally written for Jeff Bridges.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Superman
Jeff Bridges was seriously considered to play Superman/Clark Kent.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Reeve

Taxi Driver
Bridges was considered for the role of Travis Bickle.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Tequila Sunrise
At one point, TEQUILA SUNRISE was developed as a vehicle starring Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges.
Actor who got the part: Mel Gibson

Total Recall
Jeff Bridges was considered for the role of Quaid.
Actor who got the part: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam said in an interview on British TV that he had wanted to cast Jeff after working with him on Fisher King. The studio vetoed the idea.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis






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