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Movie Trivia: Rejected Roles
Click below to see which actors turned down roles in the . Where does this sort of trivia come from? Movie fans from around the world submit fun trivia to us from TV interviews, books, magazine articles, DVD commentary, and other Hollywood and entertainment sources around the Internet.

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