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Michael Keaton
 Roles turned down by Michael Keaton:

Batman Forever
After originally accepting, Keaton decided not to do the third movie because he reportedly did not like Joel Schumacher's direction.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Keaton was considered to play Willy Wonka.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Cutthroat Island
Keaton was turned down for the role of William.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine

The Fly
Michael Keaton was considered for the role of Seth Brundle.
Actor who got the part: Jeff Goldblum

Get Shorty
Keaton was Considered To Play Chili Palmer
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

The Getaway
Michael Keaton turned down the lead role of Doc McCoy.
Actor who got the part: Alec Baldwin

Jarhead
Keaton was considered for the role of Kazinski.
Actor who got the part: Chris Cooper

JFK
Was considered for Jim Garrison.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Costner

Kingpin
Michael Keaton was considered to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Woody Harrelson

Leap of Faith
Steve Martin took over the lead role after Michael Keaton quit.
Actor who got the part: Steve Martin

Philadelphia
Michael Keaton was considered for the lead role of Andrew Beckett.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Michael Keaton was considered for the Capt. Jack Sparrow role.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Police Academy
According to an article by Entertainment Weekly, Keaton was one of the actors considered for the lead.
Actor who got the part: Steve Guttenberg

The Purple Rose of Cairo
Keaton was originally cast in the role of Tom Baxter but was replaced by Jeff Daniels.
Actor who got the part: Jeff Daniels

The Silence of the Lambs
Considered for the Jack Crawford role.
Actor who got the part: Scott Glenn

Splash
Michael Keaton turned down the lead that went to Tom Hanks.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Vanilla Sky
Keaton was considered for the psychiatrist role.
Actor who got the part: Kurt Russell






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