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Gary Oldman
 Roles turned down by Gary Oldman:

Darkman
Early in the project, Gary Oldman was consdiered to play the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson

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

The Longest Yard
Gary Oldman was considered to play the part of the prison warden.
Actor who got the part: James Cromwell

Macabre
In 2001, Gary Oldman was reportedly set to play a murderous kidnapper in a film called Macabre, but the film was never made.
Actor who got the part: Never Made

The Matrix
Gary Oldman was considered to play Morpheus, according to an interview with Matrix composer Don Davis.
Actor who got the part: Laurence Fishburne

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Gary Oldman reportedly was offered the part of General Grievous but being a member of the screen actors guild, he could not accept it. This claim has been disputed - see wikipedia for Episode III.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Wood

Waterworld
Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Deacon.
Actor who got the part: Dennis Hopper

Zodiac
According to Variety, Gary Oldman was considered to play rhe role of Melvin Belli.
Actor who got the part: Brian Cox






Did you know that Gary Oldman was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Batman Begins
» Bram Stoker's Dracula
» Hannibal
» Sid and Nancy






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