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Charlton Heston
 Roles turned down by Charlton Heston:

The Alamo
Director John Wayne offered the part of Jim Bowie to Charlton Heston, who did not want to be directed by Wayne, and declined.
Actor who got the part: Richard Widmark

Deliverance
Charlton Heston turned down the role of Lewis Medlock, feeling he was too old for the part.
Actor who got the part: Burt Reynolds

The Great Race
Heston liked the script of director Blake Edward's epic comedy chase but had to turn down playing 'The Great Leslie' because of a production schedule conflict with "The Agony and The Ecstasy."
Actor who got the part: Tony Curtis

Hawaii
Although he turned down the part of Rafer Hoxworth in Hawaii, Heston did accept the lead in the sequel, The Hawaiians.
Actor who got the part: Richard Harris

Jaws
Heston was considered to play Chief Brody.
Actor who got the part: Roy Scheider

Let's Make Love
Rejected director George Cukor's offer to star opposite Marilyn Monroe in this musical comedy.
Actor who got the part: Yves Montand

A Man for All Seasons
Heston wanted the role of Thomas More, but the producers never considered him as a candidate.
Actor who got the part: Paul Scofield

The Omen
Declined the role of the American ambassador.
Actor who got the part: Gregory Peck

Scary Movie 2
Charlton Heston reportedly turned down the Father McFeely role.
Actor who got the part: James Woods

Stalag 17
Charlton Heston was director Billy Wilder's original choice for the role of Sefton.
Actor who got the part: William Holden

The Wild Bunch
Turned down the great role of "Pike Bishop" in Sam Peckinpah's influential and classic Western.
Actor who got the part: William Holden






Did you know that Charlton Heston was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Agony and The Ecstasy
» Ben Hur
» Khartoum
» Planet of the Apes (1968)






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