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Dennis Quaid
 Roles turned down by Dennis Quaid:

Backdraft
According to Empire magazine, Quaid turned down the role that eventually went to Kurt Russell.
Actor who got the part: Kurt Russell

Batman Begins
Quaid was considered for the role of James Gordon.
Actor who got the part: Gary Oldman

Big
Quaid told Larry King that he turned down the part in "Big" because he wanted to do "Everybody's All American."
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Halloween
Was considered for the role of Bob but was busy on other project.
Actor who got the part: John Michael Graham

JFK
Was considered for Jim Garrison.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Costner

Nostromo
Quaid had been poised to realize a dream come true, to star for his all-time favorite director David Lean, in the movie version of a Joseph Conrad tale.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

An Officer and a Gentleman
Dennis Quaid was also considered for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Rain Man
The script was originally written with Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid in the lead roles.

Sleepless in Seattle
Dennis Quaid turned down the role of Sam.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Urban Cowboy
Dennis had been given the part of "Bud" but was replaced when the more successful John Travolta showed interest in the part.
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

World Trade Center
Was reportedly considered for a role.






Did you know that Dennis Quaid was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Alamo (2004)
» Great Balls of Fire!
» Smart People






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