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Christopher Walken
 Roles turned down by Christopher Walken:

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

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

From Dusk Till Dawn
Christopher Walken turned down the role of Seth Grecko.
Actor who got the part: George Clooney

Judge Dredd
Walken was offered the role of "Rico" but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Armande Assante

The Last Temptation of Christ
Christopher Walken was originally scheduled to play the part of Jesus Christ, but the studio ended up pulling the plug on the project, delaying production for 10 years.
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe

Love Story
Walken screen tested for the role of Oliver Barrett IV. He was actually director Arthur Hiller's preference but he was overridden by producer Robert Evans.
Actor who got the part: Ryan O'Neal

Meet the Parents
Christopher Walken turned down the role of Jack (the father).
Actor who got the part: Robert DeNiro

Mindhunters
Christopher Walken was considered for the role of Jake Harris.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer

Monkeybone
Walken was orgininally considered for the part of Death, when the film was going to be done in a darker tone.
Actor who got the part: Whoopi Goldberg

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Was considered for the role of Jack Sparrow.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Pretty Woman
Christopher Walken turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Richard Gere

Psycho II
Before Anthony Perkins agreed to reprise his role in "Psycho", the producers wanted Christopher Walken.
Actor who got the part: Anthony Perkins

Reservoir Dogs
Walken turned down the role of Mr. Blonde.
Actor who got the part: Michael Madsen

Sin City
Christopher Walken turned down a role in the film.

Star Wars
Considered for the role of Han Solo.
Actor who got the part: Harrison Ford

The Usual Suspects
Walken turned down the role of Dave Kujan.
Actor who got the part: Chazz Palminteri

Yentl
Christopher Walken was considered for the part of Avigdor in Barbra Streisand's film.
Actor who got the part: Mandy Patinkin






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