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Bruce Willis
 Roles turned down by Bruce Willis:

Broadway Brawler
Willis was to have played a down-on-his-luck hockey player in this comedy, but three weeks into filming (the year was 1997), he exercised his right as co-producer and fired everyone--including director Lee Grant--before shutting down production completely.

Burglar
Bruce Willis was originally offered the role of Bernie. The character was later changed to a woman.
Actor who got the part: Whoopi Goldberg

Desperately Seeking Susan
Bruce Willis auditioned for the film Desperately Seeking Susan.
Actor who got the part: Aidan Quinn

Fatal Attraction
Bruce Willis was considered to play the lead role but opted to do Die Hard.
Actor who got the part: Michael Douglas

The Fisher King
Bruce Willis was considered for the role of Jack Lucas.
Actor who got the part: Jeff Bridges

The General's Daughter
Willis was considered to play Paul Brenner.
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

Get Shorty
Willis was considered to play Chili Palmer (Travolta).
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

Ghost
Bruce Willis turned down the lead role of Sam Wheat.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Swayze

Jersey Girl
Bruce was offered the chanced to play himself. He was sent script but didn't get back to director about it.
Actor who got the part: Will Smith

Man on Fire
Willis was considered for the role of Creasy.
Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington

Mulan
Bruce Willis was originally cast as Shang, Mulan's love interest.
Actor who got the part: B.D. Wong

Ocean's Eleven
Bruce Willis turned down a role in the film.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Bruce Willis turned down the role of Sands.
Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Police Academy
Willis auditioned for the role of Cadet Carey Mahoney.
Actor who got the part: Steve Guttenberg

Speed
Bruce Willis was reportedly offered the lead role but declined.

Training Day
Bruce Willis turned down the lead role of Alonzo Harris.
Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington






Did you know that Bruce Willis was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Armageddon
» Blind Date
» The Bonfire of the Vanities
» Death Becomes Her
» Die Hard
» The Jackal
» Over the Hedge
» Pulp Fiction
» Sin City
» Striking Distance
» Twelve Monkeys






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