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Sylvester Stallone
 Roles turned down by Sylvester Stallone:

48 Hrs.
Stallone was considered for the role of Jack Cates.
Actor who got the part: Nick Nolte

Batman & Robin
Sylvester Stallone was the second choice for Mr. Freeze.

Beverly Hills Cop
Stallone got the part and started to re-write the script omitting the comedy and increasing the action, in turn this raised the budget and they had to turn to someone else(Murphy).
Actor who got the part: Eddie Murphy

Coming Home
Stallone was considered to play Luke Martin.
Actor who got the part: Jon Voight

The Cotton Club
Sylvester Stallone was considered for the role of Dixie.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Die Hard
Sylvester Stallone turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Face/Off
The studio had Sly and Arnold Schwarzenegger in mind for the lead roles.

Fair Game
Stallone was originally set to play Det. Kirkpatrick.
Actor who got the part: William Baldwin

The Godfather: Part III
Paramount was supposedly considering Sly to direct & star in the film at one point.

Grindhouse
Sylvester Stallone said in Ain't it Cool News interview that hew was "hoping to work with Quentin in his new GRINDHOUSE film, but unfortunately ROCKY and RAMBO duties prevented that from happening."

Jackie Brown
Stallone was considered for the role of Louis.
Actor who got the part: Robert De Niro

Pretty Baby
Stallone turned down the role of Bellocq, because he was filming "FIST" at the time.
Actor who got the part: Keith Carradine

Pulp Fiction
Sylvester Stallone was considered for a role - either Butch or Vincent.

Romancing the Stone
Sylvester Stallone turned down the lead role of Jack Colton.
Actor who got the part: Michael Douglas

Se7en
Stallone told Ain't It Cool News that looking back, he wished he had done the film.

Shutter Island
Sylvester Stallone turned down the role of Chuck Aule.
Actor who got the part: Mark Ruffalo

Squirm
Sylvester Stallone tried hard to get the part of Roger.
Actor who got the part: R.A. Dow

Star Wars
According to Lucas, Sylvester Stallone was considered for the role of Han Solo (along with over 1000 others).
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

Superman
Considered for the part of Superman.

UHF
The producers wanted Sly to cameo as a "helicopter rentals" booth clerk in a scene that parodied Rambo. He passed.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Syvester Stallone was reportedly one of the many actors considered for the role of Eddie Valiant.
Actor who got the part: Bob Hoskins

Witness
Sylvester Stallone was considered to play John Book.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford






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