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Arnold Schwarzenegger
 Roles turned down by Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Assassins
Was considered for the role of Robert Rath.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

Captain America
Schwarzenegger was considered for the role of Steve Rodgers/Captain America but did not get the part due to his accent.
Actor who got the part: Matt Salinger

Curious George
IMDB reports that Curious George was originally going to be made as a live-action movie in the '90s with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the man in the yellow hat.

Die Hard
Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down the lead role of John McClane.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Face/Off
The studio had Arnold and Sylvester Stallone in mind for the lead roles.

I Am Legend
In the mid nineties Arnold Schwarzenegger was set to star in director Ridley Scott's adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel. No villain was ever cast for the film.
Actor who got the part: Will Smith

Judge Dredd
Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered for the role of Judge Dredd.
Actor who got the part: Sylvester Stallone

RoboCop
Schwarzenegger was considered early on to play Robocop.
Actor who got the part: Peter Weller

S.W.A.T.
Schwarzenegger was considered for the role of Hando Harrelson.
Actor who got the part: Samuel Jackson

The Saint
Schwarzenegger was considered for the role of Simon Templar.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer

Spider-Man
Wanted by James Cameron for the role of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus before Cameron left the project and the role was written out.

Superman
Tested for the part of Superman.

The Terminator
Director James Cameron originally had Arnold in mind to play Kyle Reese, but decided he was better suited to play the Terminator after their first meeting.
Actor who got the part: Michael Biehn






Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» Kindergarten Cop
» The Running Man
» The Terminator
» Total Recall






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