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Clint Eastwood
 Roles turned down by Clint Eastwood:

Angels & Demons
Clint Eastwood was interested in directing this movie, but didn't get the chance because Ron Howard was contractually obligated to direct.
Actor who got the part: Ron Howard

Apocalypse Now
Mrs. Coppola said in her book "NOTES" that after Steve McQueen turned down the role of Willard it was offered to Eastwood who sadly turned it down. It's been reported that Eastwood found the role "too dark."
Actor who got the part: Martin Sheen

Atlas Shrugged
According to Variety, Clint Eastwood was at one time interested in this project.

Batman Forever
Clint Eastwood was reportedly considered for the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones

Big
Clint Eastwood was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

The Bucket List
Eastwood was offered the role of the obnoxious multi-millionaire who faces a terminal illness but is determined to check out in style.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Die Hard
Clint Eastwood originally owned the rights to the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" on which the film is based, and planned to star in the film around the early 1980s.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

First Blood
Eastwood was considered to play Rambo.

In The Valley of Elah
Writer-director Paul Haggis said he had written the role of the retired career Army officer for Eastwood.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones

Men in Black
Clint Eastwood turned down the role of K.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones

Once Upon a Time in The West
Leone wanted Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef to play the three killers at the beginning of the movie, but Eastwood turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Jack Elam, Woody Strode, Al Muloch (in No Particular Order)

Signs
Clint Eastwood was considered for the role of Graham Hess.
Actor who got the part: Mel Gibson

Superman
Clint Eastwood turned down the part of Superman.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Reeve

Three Kings
Director David O. Russell wanted either Jack Nicholson or Clint Eastwood in the part that eventually went to George Clooney.
Actor who got the part: George Clooney

Unknown Man No. 89
Late in his career, director Alfred Hitchcock flirted with the idea of casting Eastwood as a flawed hero up to his neck in criminals and trying to help a sad blonde in distress in a movie version of Elmore Leonard's great novel.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made






Did you know that Clint Eastwood was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Dirty Harry
» The Eiger Sanction
» A Fistful of Dollars
» In the Line of Fire
» Million Dollar Baby
» Paint Your Wagon
» Play Misty for Me






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