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George Clooney
 Roles turned down by George Clooney:

About a Boy
Clooney was considered for the role of Will.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Grant

Batman Triumphant
Clooney was going to reprise his role as Batman prior to the film's cancellation.

The Da Vinci Code
Clooney was considered for the role of Robert Langdon.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Down with Love
Turned down the Rock Hudson/Cary Grant/James Garner-type role in the romantic comedy done in the style of Doris Day movies of the 'Sixties.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor

Fantastic Four
George Clooney was considered for the role of Mr. Fantastic.
Actor who got the part: Ioan Gruffudd

The Fountain
Was offered the starring role in director Darren Aronofsky's metaphysical sci-fi love story.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

Frost/Nixon
Clooney told playwright Peter Morgan how badly he wanted to direct the film version of his play.
Actor who got the part: Ron Howard

Good Night, and Good Luck.
The star, director and co-writer of the film about crusading, truth-telling TV news legend Edward R. Murrow found that he was too busy to play the leading role and so cast instead the great David Strathairn.
Actor who got the part: David Strathairn

King Kong
Director Peter Jackson said he wanted either Clooney or Robert De Niro to play moviemaker/explorer/showman "Carl Denham."
Actor who got the part: Jack Black

The Life of David Gale
Clooney was considered for the role of David Gale.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Spacey

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Clooney was the first choice to play Sands.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

A Prairie Home Companion
According to the introduction of the published screenplay, Garrison Keillor wrote the part he played for George Clooney.
Actor who got the part: Garrison Keillor

Reservoir Dogs
George Clooney tried out for the role of Mr. Blonde.
Actor who got the part: Michael Madsen

Return to Me
Clooney turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: David Duchovny

Sideways
Very much wanted to play the womanizing actor "Jack," but the director preferred a much less well-known persona.
Actor who got the part: Thomas Haden Church

Thelma and Louise
Before he was a super-star, George Clooney auditioned five times for the part of J.D.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Wild Wild West
Clooney was considered for the role of Artemus Gordon
Actor who got the part: Kevin Kline

World Trade Center
George Clooney turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicolas Cage






Did you know that George Clooney was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Batman & Robin
» From Dusk Till Dawn
» Intolerable Cruelty
» Leatherheads
» The Perfect Storm
» Syriana
» Three Kings
» Up in The Air






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