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Edward Norton
 Roles turned down by Edward Norton:

Abandon
Paramount offered a role to Edward Norton so he could fulfill a contractural obligation to the studio. He declined the role.
Actor who got the part: Benjamin Bratt

American Psycho
Edward Norton turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

The Avengers
Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role as Bruce Banner, but negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down and was replaced.
Actor who got the part: Mark Ruffalo

Bringing Out The Dead
Paul Schrader wrote the part of Frank Pierce with Edward Norton in mind, but Martin Scorsese always intended on casting Nicolas Cage.
Actor who got the part: Nicolas Cage

Collateral
Edward Norton turned down the part of Vincent.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

The Core
Paramount offered Edward Norton a role in the film so that he could fulfill a contractural obligation to the studio. He declined.
Actor who got the part: Aaron Eckhart

Daredevil
Considered for the lead role of Daredevil.

The Devil's Advocate
Norton was Considered for the Role Of Kevin Lomax.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Enchanted
Norton auditioned for the part of "Robert Philip".
Actor who got the part: Patrick Demspey

Hackers
Edward Norton auditioned for a role.

Hart's War
Edward Norton turned down the lead role of Lt. Hart.
Actor who got the part: Colin Farrell

Hulk
Edward Norton was considered for the part of Bruce Banner.
Actor who got the part: Eric Bana

Man on the Moon
Edward Norton nearly won the role of Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon.
Actor who got the part: Jim Carrey

Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil
Edward Norton turned down the leading role.
Actor who got the part: John Cusack

Mission: Impossible III
Edward Norton sought out a role to fulfill a contractural obligation with the studio.

The Rainmaker
Norton was considered for the role of Rudy Baylor.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

RKO 281
Edward Norton was cast as "Citizen Kane" director Orson Welles, but lost the role after the film was scaled down to a TV movie.
Actor who got the part: Liev Schreiber

Saving Private Ryan
Edward Norton turned down the role of James Ryan.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

State of Play
When production stalled due to Brad Pitt dropping out, Norton was forced to also drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Ben Affleck

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Edward Norton sought out the role to fulfill a contractural obligation with the studio. Unfortunately, Matt Damon had already closed his deal.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Up Close & Personal
Edward Norton auditioned for a role.

X-Men
Norton was reportedly considered for the role of Wolverine or Cyclops.






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