Roles turned down by Anthony Hopkins:
Anthony Hopkins was reportedly considered for the role of Mr. Freeze.
Actor who got the part: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Anthony Hopkins turned down the role of Alfred.
Actor who got the part: Michael Caine
Anthony Hopkins was actually cast but had to leave the project.
Anthony Hopkins was considered for the role of Grandpa Joe.
Actor who got the part: David Kelly
Hopkins was considered to play Bart.
Actor who got the part: Bob Hoskins
Originally considered to play the title role.
Actor who got the part: Ben Kingsley
Signed on to play Jor-El when Brett Ratner was directing; left the project when Ratner left.
Actor who got the part: Marlon Brando
In his DVD commentary writer/director Paul Mazursky says Anthony Hopkins was his first choice for the part of Saul.
Actor who got the part: Alan Bates
Did you know that Anthony Hopkins was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)