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Liam Neeson
 Roles turned down by Liam Neeson:

Ambrose Chapel
Pitt, Liam Neeson, Tea Leoni, Martin Sheen and Madonna were reportedly attached to this 'psychological thriller' to be directed by Brian DePalma. Never got off the ground.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Asylum
Liam Neeson was originally considered for the part of Edgar Stark but it conflicted with his filming schedule. He was working on "Kinsey" at the time.
Actor who got the part: Marton Csokas

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Liam Neeson was considered for the role of Van Helsing.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Hopkins

Cutthroat Island
Liam Neeson was considered for the lead role of Wiliam.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine

Dead Poets Society
Neeson was actually cast as John Keating at one point when Jeff Kanew was set to direct.
Actor who got the part: Robin Williams

Exorcist: The Beginning
Neeson was originally cast as Father Merrin, but dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Stellan Skarsgard

GoldenEye
Liam Neeson was the first choice to become James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Pierce Brosnan

The Jackal
Liam Neeson was considered for the role of the Jackal.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Sleepy Hollow
Liam Neeson was reportedly considered for the role of Ichabod Crane.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

True Romance
Liam Neeson turned down the role of Vincenzo Coccotti.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Walken






Did you know that Liam Neeson was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Batman Begins
» The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
» Darkman
» The Hangover Part II
» Kinsey
» Michael Collins
» Nell
» Schindler's List






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