Roles turned down by Samuel Jackson:
Jackson turned down the role of Buck Swope.
Samuel L. Jackson turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Don Cheadle
Samuel L. Jackson was the first choice to play "Fallon."
Actor who got the part: Denis Leary
Samuel Jackson was also considered to play Morpheus, according to an interview with Matrix composer Don Davis.
Actor who got the part: Laurence Fishburne
Jackson auditioned for the part of Mr. Orange, but lost to Tim Roth. However, he left an impression with Tarantino who eventually wrote the part of Jules in Pulp Fiction specifically for him.
Actor who got the part: Tim Roth
Samuel Jackson was attached to the project at one time as the star Alonzo Harris.
Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington
Did you know that Samuel Jackson was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)