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John Cusack
 Roles turned down by John Cusack:

Apollo 13
John Cusack turned down the role of Fred Haise.
Actor who got the part: Bill Paxton

As Good as It Gets
Could not play the "Simon Bishop" role because of complications on another project, "Grosse Point Blank."
Actor who got the part: Greg Kinnear

Batman Begins
John Cusack was offered the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

The Breakfast Club
Cusack auditioned several times for John Bender, even travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles before being cast. But director John Hughes went in a different direction and dropped Cusack in favor of Judd Nelson, which was heavily influenced by the casting director.
Actor who got the part: Judd Nelson

Chicago
Was considered for the role of Billy Flynn.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Crash
John Cusack was considered for the role of District Attorney Rick Cabot.
Actor who got the part: Brendan Fraser

The Devil's Advocate
John Cusack was considered for the lead role of Kevin Lomax.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

The General's Daughter
Cusack was considered for the lead role.

Indecent Proposal
John Cusack was considered for the role of David Murphy.
Actor who got the part: Woody Harrelson

The Lake House
John Cusack was reportedly the first choice for the lead.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Man on the Moon
John Cusack reportedly auditioned for the role of Andy Kaufman.
Actor who got the part: Jim Carrey

Risky Business
Cusack was considered for a part according to VH1's "Behind the Movie" documentary.

Spider-Man
In a radio interview, creator Stan Lee, said that back when Spider-Man was in early developement back in the '80s, he felt that John Cusack would be a "perfect" Peter Parker.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

The Stepford Wives
Cusack pulled out of the role of Walter.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Broderick

White Jazz
In the early 200s, the actor was rumored to co-star with Nick Nolte in a movie version of James Ellroy's police corruption novel set in L.A. in the '50s.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

Willow
Cusack was turned down for the role of Madmartigan.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer






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