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Denzel Washington
 Roles turned down by Denzel Washington:

48 Hrs.
Washington was supposedly considered to play Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy).
Actor who got the part: Eddie Murphy

Amistad
Washington was considered for the role of Cinque.
Actor who got the part: Djimon Hounsou

Blade
Washington was considered for the lead role of Blade.
Actor who got the part: Wesley Snipes

Dreamgirls
Denzel Washington reportedly turned down the role of Curtis Taylor Jr. because he can't sing.
Actor who got the part: Jaime Foxx

Hotel Rwanda
Washington was considered for the lead role of Paul.
Actor who got the part: Don Cheadle

I, Robot
Said in an interview that he was approached to play the lead.
Actor who got the part: Will Smith

Inside Man
Spike Lee offered Washington his choice of the two lead roles. Washington choose the role of the cop because his face wasn't covered througout most of the movie.
Actor who got the part: Clive Owen

Kiss the Girls
Washington was cast as Alex Cross but backed out due to scheduling problem.
Actor who got the part: Morgan Freeman

Love Field
Denzel was originally offered the part eventually played by Dennis Haysbert.
Actor who got the part: Dennis Haysbert

Mr. 3000
Denzel Washington was offered the part of Stan Ross in Mr. 3000, but turned it down and recommended comedian Bernie Mac.
Actor who got the part: Bernie Mac

A Perfect World
Denzel was Eastwood's first choice to play Butch.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Costner

Se7en
He turned it down to do something else, he talked about it in an interview with Playboy.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt






Did you know that Denzel Washington was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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