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Will Smith
 Roles turned down by Will Smith:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Smith was considered to play Willy Wonka.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Hotel Rwanda
One of the studios interested in Hotel Rwanda suggested Smith for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Don Cheadle

K-PAX
Smith was originally set to play the role of Prot.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Spacey

Man on Fire
Will Smith was considered for the role of Creasy.
Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington

The Matrix
Will Smith turned down the lead role, admitting later that he had no regrets because "Keanu was brilliant as Neo."
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Men in Black
Will Smith Originally turned down his role in Men in Black, however his wife eventually talked him into reconsidering.
Actor who got the part: Will Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Smith was considered to play John Smith.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Osmosis Jones
Will Smith's people said he expressed an interest in the part, but in the end he schedule didn't permit it.
Actor who got the part: Chris Rock

Phone Booth
Will Smith turned down the role of Stu.
Actor who got the part: Colin Farrell

Snake Eyes
The role of Commander Dunne was offered to Will Smith, but the studio thought he wanted too much $$.
Actor who got the part: Gary Sinise

A Star Is Born
Talks of remaking A STAR IS BORN circled for years in Hollywood. Will Smith and Whitney Houston were attached at one point. Project never got off the ground.
Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Stuck on You
Originally meant to costar with Woody Allen as conjoined twins in the Farrelly bros. comedy.

The Truth About Charlie
Smith was considered to play Joshua Peters but turned it down because he was still shooting Ali.
Actor who got the part: Mark Wahlberg






Did you know that Will Smith was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Enemy of the State
» I, Robot
» I Am Legend
» Jersey Girl
» The Legend of Bagger Vance
» Men in Black






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