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Brad Pitt
 Roles turned down by Brad Pitt:

About a Boy
Brad Pitt turned down the lead role of Will.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Grant

Alexander
Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Hephaestion, but turned down the role due to personal concerns with the character.

All the Pretty Horses
Turned down the role of John Grady Cole in the movie version of Cormac McCarthy's fine novel.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Almost Famous
The role of Russell was originally written for Brad Pitt who dropped out saying "I just don't get it enough to do it."
Actor who got the part: Billy Crudup

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

American Psycho
Pitt was offered the lead role at one point but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Apollo 13
Brad Pitt turned down Apollo 13 in order to do Se7en.

Backdraft
Pitt was reportedly considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: William Baldwin

The Bourne Identity
The writer originally had Brad Pitt in mind for the part.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

Bride & Prejudice
Brad Pitt could not accept the role of Mr. Darcy due to conflicting schedules.
Actor who got the part: Martin Henderson

The Chamber
Actually committed to the film but backed out along with director Ron Howard.
Actor who got the part: Chris O'Donnell

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Brad Pitt was turned down for the role of Willy Wonka.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Cold Mountain
Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Inman.
Actor who got the part: Jude Law

The Departed
Pitt was cast as Sullivan but dropped out. He did continue to produce the film.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

The Devil's Advocate
Brad Pitt was originally set to play Kevin back when Joel Schumacher was signed on to direct.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

The Fountain
Pitt pulled out of Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi drama and did "Troy" instead.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

From Hell
Brad Pitt was considered for the lead role of Inspector Fred Abberline.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Heathers
Brad Pitt auditioned for the role of J.D., but the producer and director thought he was too sweet looking for the dark character.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

Kick-Ass
Pitt was reported to be considered for the role of Big Daddy.
Actor who got the part: Nicholas Cage

The Legend of Bagger Vance
Pitt turned down the role of Junuh.
Actor who got the part: Matt Damon

The Matrix
According to an interview with Matrix composer Don Davis, the studio wanted Brad Pitt or Val Kilmer for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Rock Star
Brad Pitt was originally considered for the part of Chris "Izzy" Cole.
Actor who got the part: Mark Wahlberg

The Shawshank Redemption
Brad Pitt was intended for the role of Tommy Williams.
Actor who got the part: Gil Bellows

A Simple Plan
According to Vanity Fair, Pitt was offered the lead role but passed because he did not want to do another depressing story after Interview with the Vampire and Legends of the Fall.
Actor who got the part: Bill Paxton

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

Snatch
Brad Pitt reportedly was going to play Turkish but took the part of Mickey the Pikey instead.
Actor who got the part: Jason Statham

State of Play
The actor withdrew from the production purportedly because he was not happy with the screenplay.
Actor who got the part: Russell Crowe

The Thin Red Line
Brad Pitt was auditioned for the role of Pvt Witt.
Actor who got the part: James Caviezel

A Time to Kill
Seriously considered for the lead role of Jake Brigance (Matt McConaughey).

Titanic
Supposedly considered for the lead role of Jack Dawson.
Actor who got the part: Leonardo DiCaprio

True Romance
Brad Pitt states in the DVD commentary that he was originally offered a "much bigger part" (presumably Clarence) but decided to take the role of the stoner Floyd instead.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

Unfaithful
Offered the role of the lover, Paul.
Actor who got the part: Olivier Martinez






Did you know that Brad Pitt was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
» Fight Club
» Interview with the Vampire
» Legends of the Fall
» Mr. & Mrs. Smith
» A River Runs Through It
» Se7en
» Thelma and Louise
» The Tree of Life






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