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Daniel Day-Lewis
 Roles turned down by Daniel Day-Lewis:

Batman Begins
Day-Lewis was considered for the role Batman.

Cold Mountain
Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for the role of Inman.
Actor who got the part: Jude Law

The English Patient
Turned down the Ralph Fiennes role (Count Laszlo de Almasy), in the English Patient.
Actor who got the part: Ralph Fiennes

First Kinght
Daniel Day-Lewis tested for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

From Hell
Day-Lewis was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Interview with the Vampire
Daniel Day-Lewis was reportedly the first choice to play Lestat. Some sources say he was actually cast, then dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring
Daniel Day-Lewis was repeatedly offered the role of Aragorn.

The Passion of the Christ
Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for the role of Jesus.
Actor who got the part: James Caviezel

Philadelphia
Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for the lead role of Andrew Beckett.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Pulp Fiction
Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for the role of Vincent Vega.
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

Shakespeare in Love
In about 1996, Daniel Day Lewis was cast alongside Julia Roberts, but dropped out weeks before shooting began.
Actor who got the part: Joseph Fiennes

Sid and Nancy
Daniel Day-Lewis was director Alex Cox’s second choice for the role of Sid Vicious.
Actor who got the part: Gary Oldman

Sleepy Hollow
Daniel Day-Lewis was reportedly considered for the role of Ichabod Crane.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp






Did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Age of Innocence
» Gangs of New York
» In The Name of The Father
» Nine






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