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Jon Voight
 Roles turned down by Jon Voight:

All That Jazz
Jon Voight read for the role of Joe Gideon but Bob Fosse had already recommended Roy Scheider for the part.
Actor who got the part: Roy Scheider

The Bonfire of The Vanities
Jon Voight turned down the role of Sherman McCoy.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Exorcist II: The Heretic
Jon Voight was considered for the role of Father Lamont.
Actor who got the part: Richard Burton

The Fugitive
Jon Voight was considered for the role of Sam Gerard.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Lee Jones

Ghost Rider
Jon Voight was attached at one time.

The Hand
Oliver Stone originally wanted Jon Voight to play Jonathan, but he declined the role.
Actor who got the part: Michael Caine

Heat
Jon Voight originally turned down his part as Nate, but director Michael Mann talked him into taking the role.
Actor who got the part: Jon Voight

Jaws
Jon Voight turned down the role of Hooper.
Actor who got the part: Richard Dreyfuss

Kramer Vs. Kramer
Jon Voight turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

Logan's Run
Voight was the first choice for the role of Logan.
Actor who got the part: Michael York

Love Story
Jon Voight turned down the role of Oliver.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neil

Love Streams
John Cassavetes wanted Jon Voight to play the lead role. After Voight turned it down, Cassavetes decided to play the part.
Actor who got the part: John Cassavetes

Mean Streets
The producers' favorite candidate to play Charlie Cappa, he turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Harvey Keitel

The Shining
Stephen King tried to talk director Stanley Kubrick into casting a more normal-looking actor as Jack Torrence to better dramatize a man's gradual descent into insanity.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Superman
Jon Voight was actually cast as Superman but was let go by producers.






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