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Richard Gere
 Roles turned down by Richard Gere:

Die Hard
Richard Gere turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Intolerable Cruelty
Richard Gere was considered for the role of Miles Massey.
Actor who got the part: George Clooney

The Jackal
Richard Gere was originally offered the Jackal role, but chose to play the good guy instead.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Making Love
When 1982's Making Love was cast, top Hollywood actors Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas and Richard Gere allegedly turned down the male lead, afraid of being linked to a romantic gay drama.
Actor who got the part: Michael Ontkean

Midnight Express
Gere was considered for the role of William Hayes.
Actor who got the part: Brad Davis

Star 80
Director Bob Fosse decided at the last minute to cast another actor.
Actor who got the part: Eric Roberts

Traffic
One of many actors to turn down the role of Judge Wakefield.
Actor who got the part: Michael Douglas

Wall Street
Richard Gere was the director's first choice to play Gordon Gekko.
Actor who got the part: Michael Douglas

Yentl
According to Streisand's biography, Gere rejected the part of Avigdor, opposite Barbra Streisand who starred and directed.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin






Did you know that Richard Gere was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» American Gigolo
» Chicago
» The Cotton Club
» Days of Heaven
» First Kinght
» First Knight
» An Officer and a Gentleman
» Power
» Pretty Woman
» Runaway Bride
» Unfaithful






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