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Johnny Depp
 Roles turned down by Johnny Depp:

Ask the Dust
Val Kilmer and Johnny Depp were attached to the film at various times.
Actor who got the part: Colin Farrell

Backdraft
Johnny Depp was reportedly slated to get the part that went to William Baldwin, but he turned it down.
Actor who got the part: William Baldwin

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Francis Ford Coppola's first choice for Jonathan Harker. The idea was voided by the studio.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

The Brothers Grimm
Depp was the first choice to play Will Grimm.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Mentioned as a possible star of director George Clooney's movie about Chuck Barris.
Actor who got the part: Sam Rockwell

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Depp had been mentioned to star in the fact-based story about an Elle magazine editor paralyzed by a stroke.
Actor who got the part: Mathieu Amalric

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
During his interview on "Inside the Actors Studio" Johnny Depp said that he was offered the part of Ferris Bueller but was unavailable for it. He also said that Matthew did a great job with the role.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Broderick

Ghost Rider
Johnny Depp was an early contender for the role of Johnny Blaze.
Actor who got the part: Nicolas Cage

Hulk
Considered to play Bruce Banner.

Indecent Proposal
Depp was considered for the lead role of David (Woody)
Actor who got the part: Woody Harrelson

Interview with the Vampire
Johnny Depp turned down the lead role of Lestat.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Legend
According to imdb, Johnny Depp was considered for the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Legends of the Fall
Johnny Depp was considered to play Tristan.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Johnny Depp was attached to play Count Olaf when Tim Burton was attached to direct. When Burton left, Depp left as well.
Actor who got the part: Jim Carrey

Mars Attacks!
Depp was considered for the role of Jason Stone the reporter.
Actor who got the part: Michael J Fox

The Matrix
According to an interview with Matrix composer Don Davis, Johnny Depp was the Wachowskis' first choice for Neo.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Depp was considered to play John Smith.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Nine
Was mentioned as a possibility to star as the Fellini-esque Italian director in the movie version of the Broadway musical.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Day-Lewis

Platoon
Oliver Stone considered Johnny Depp to play Private Chris Taylor when Depp was young and still unknown.
Actor who got the part: Charlie Sheen

Point Break
Johnny Depp was considered for the role of Johnny Utah.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

The Rainmaker
According to an interview with Francis Ford Coppola, Johnny Depp was his first choice for the lead but was vetoed by the studio as he wasn't a big enough name at the time.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

The Rocketeer
Johnny Depp was nearly cast as Cliff Secord.
Actor who got the part: Bill Campbell

Signs
Depp was considered to star as Graham Hess.
Actor who got the part: Mel Gibson

Sin City
Had to pass on the role of Jackie Boy because of prior commitment.
Actor who got the part: Benicio Del Toro

Speed
Reportedly turned down the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

State of Play
Was among the actors considered when Brad Pitt dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Russell Crowe

Superman Returns
Considered for the roles of Lex Luthor and Jor-El.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Spacey, Marlon Brandon

Thelma and Louise
Johhny Depp turned down the role of the hitchhiker.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

The Thin Red Line
Depp was reportedly considered for a role.
Actor who got the part: James Caviezel

Titanic
In a phone interview on the Howard Stern show, Johnny Depp would not say which films he has turned down, but Howard Stern reportedly got him to admit that he "labored" through the Titanic script.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio

X-Men
Johnny Depp turned down the role of Wolverine.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman






Did you know that Johnny Depp was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
» Cry-Baby
» Donnie Brasco
» Edward Scissorhands
» From Hell
» Once Upon a Time in Mexico
» Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
» Sleepy Hollow
» Sweeney Todd






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