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River Phoenix
 Roles turned down by River Phoenix:

The Basketball Diaries
This project was delayed several times with many choices over the years: Matt Dillon, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Michael Hall, and then River Phoenix. Unfortunately, River passed away and the part was finally given to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio

Broken Dreams
According to the River Phoenix biography, by Barry C. Lawrence, the director John Boorman had wanted River to star in this futuristic drama revolving around magic... River died, and the film has consequently not been made.
Actor who got the part: None

The Crow
River Phoenix turned down the role of Eric Draven.
Actor who got the part: Brandon Lee

Dark Blood
Dark Blood is a film that was never finished because it's star River Phoenix died during production.
Actor who got the part: Film Abandoned

Dead Poets Society
River Phoenix reportedly wanted the role of the actor who commits suicide.
Actor who got the part: Robert Sean Leonard

Interview with the Vampire
River Phoenix was cast to play The Interviewer, but he passed away before filming began.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

A River Runs Through It
River Phoenix was beat out for the role of Paul by Brad Pitt.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Safe Passage
River Phoenix was designated to play the character of Izzy Singer,but Sean Astin got the part after he died.
Actor who got the part: Sean Astin

Titanic
Cameron admitted in an interview in 1998 that he 'always admired Phoenix' and would have condsiered him for the role.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio

Total Eclipse
Phoenix was set to star before his death.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio






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