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Tom Hanks
 Roles turned down by Tom Hanks:

Batman Forever
Considered to play Batman.

Big
Tom Hanks originally turned down his role.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Chaplin
Tom Hanks was considered to play Charles Chaplin.
Actor who got the part: Robert Downey Jr.

Cold Mountain
Hanks was considered for the role of Inman.
Actor who got the part: Jude Law

Field of Dreams
Hanks was offered the role of Ray Kinsella but turned it down.

Gangs of New York
Tom Hanks turned down the role of Bill Cutting, because he wanted a big salary.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Day-Lewis

Ghost
Was Considered For The Role Of Sam Wheat.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Swayze

Groundhog Day
Tom Hanks was considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bill Murray

Hook
Tom Hanks was considered for the role of Peter Pan.
Actor who got the part: Robin Williams

Jack
Tom Hanks was the reportedly the original choice for the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Robin Williams

Jerry Maguire
Hanks was approached to play the lead role in Jerry Maguire.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Kinsey
Hanks was among the stars considered to play the leading role of the pioneering researcher in human sexuality.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson

Nixon
Hanks was reportedly considered to play Richard Nixon.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Hopkins

The People vs. Larry Flynt
Hanks was considered for the role of publisher Flynt.
Actor who got the part: Woody Harrelson

Police Academy
According to Entertainment Weekly, Hanks was one of the actors who were considered for the lead role, which ultimately went to Steve Guttenberg.
Actor who got the part: Steve Guttenberg

Primary Colors
Hanks was considered for the role of Jack Stanton.
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

Risky Business
Tom Hanks auditioned for the role of Joel.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

The Shawshank Redemption
Tom Hanks turned down the role of Andy Dufresne due to scheduling conflicts with "Forrest Gump."
Actor who got the part: Tim Robbins

Shopgirl
Steve Martin admits that he considered Tom Hanks for the role of Ray Porter.
Actor who got the part: Steve Martin

Speed
Tom Hanks was reportedly offered the lead role, but declined.

Splash
Tom Hanks originally read for the part of Freddie before landing the lead role of Allen.
Actor who got the part: John Candy

Star Trek: First Contact
Many reports say Tom Hanks was to play the role of Zefram Chochrane, but was unable because he had prior commitments with "That Thing You Do."
Actor who got the part: James Cromwell

State of Play
One of the stars considered after Brad Pitt dropped out of the film.
Actor who got the part: Russell Crowe

The Thin Red Line
Hanks reportedly declined the role because he had chosen to do Saving Private Ryan.
Actor who got the part: Nick Nolte

When Harry Met Sally...
Tom Hanks was originally offered the role of Harry but turned it down because it was too "lightweight."
Actor who got the part: Billy Crystal






Did you know that Tom Hanks was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Apollo 13
» Bachelor Party
» Big
» The Bonfire of The Vanities
» Catch Me If You Can
» The Da Vinci Code
» Forrest Gump
» The Green Mile
» Philadelphia
» Saving Private Ryan
» Sleepless in Seattle
» Splash
» Toy Story






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