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Robin Williams
 Roles turned down by Robin Williams:

Batman
Robin Williams was considered for the role of The Joker and again later for The Riddler.

Batman Forever
Offered the role of the Riddler.

Big
Robin Williams was reportedly considered for the role of Josh.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

The Brothers Grimm
Robin Williams was actually cast but had to leave the project.

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

The Dark Knight
Williams was considered for the role of the Joker.
Actor who got the part: Heath Ledger

Five Children and It
Robin Williams was reportedly offered the role of the Psammead.
Actor who got the part: Eddie Izard

Into the Woods
Rob Reiner in 1996 tried to launch a movie version of Stephen Sondheim's musical with Williams as the Baker.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

JFK
Was considered for Jim Garrison.
Actor who got the part: Kevin Costner

Little Miss Sunshine
Robin Williams was said to be considered by the studio for the part of Frank.
Actor who got the part: Steve Carell

Midnight Run
Universal Studios wanted to cast Robin Williams instead of Charles Grodin, but Grodin tested so well with Robert De Niro that he was cast against the wishes of the studio.
Actor who got the part: Charles Grodin

Philadelphia
Williams was considered for role of Joe Miller.
Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington

The Return of Jafar
Robin Williams refused to reprise the role of the Genie.
Actor who got the part: Dan Castellaneta






Did you know that Robin Williams was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
» Aladdin and the King of Thieves
» Dead Poets Society
» Hook
» Jack
» Man of The Year
» Moscow on the Hudson
» One Hour Photo
» Popeye
» RV
» The World According to Garp






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