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Heath Ledger
 Roles turned down by Heath Ledger:

Alexander
Considered for the role of Alexander (Colin Farrell).

Australia
Heath Ledger was attached to this film, but dropped out to play The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

Boondock Saints
Heath Ledger tried to get a part as one of the two brothers in the film, but they had too difficult a time finding another actor that looked similar enough to be his brother.
Actor who got the part: Sean Patrick Flanery / Norman Reedus

Bulletproof Monk
Heath Ledger was reportedly considered for the role of Kar in Bulletproof Monk.
Actor who got the part: Seann William Scott

Casino Royale
Heath Ledger was reportedly considered for the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Daniel Craig

Crash
Heath Ledger was offered Ryan Phillipe's role but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Ryan Phillippe

Dirt Music
Heath Ledger was originally going to act opposite Rachel Weisz, but ended up dropping out and Colin Farrel replaces him.
Actor who got the part: Colin Farrel

End of Days
Heath Ledger was turned down for the role of Satan.
Actor who got the part: Gabriel Byrne

Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World
Heath Ledger was in talks to join the film, presumably to play the part later taken by Paul Bettany.
Actor who got the part: Paul Bettany

Moulin Rouge
Considered for the part of Christian.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor

No Country for Old Men
Had been expected to star for director Joel and Ethan Coen, but dropped out of the film.

Queen of The Damned
Ledger was said to be considered for the role of Lestat.
Actor who got the part: Stuart Townsend

Spider-man
Heath Ledger was offered the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man but declined because he didn't want to risk being typecast as a super-hero.
Actor who got the part: Tobey McGuire






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