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Batman Begins (2005)
 Who was considered for Batman Begins?

Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany auditioned for the role of Scarecrow.

David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz turned down the part of Batman
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Henry Cavill
Cavill was considered for the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper was considered for the role of James Gordon.
Actor who got the part: Gary Oldman

Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup was considered to play Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

John Cusack
John Cusack was offered the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy was considered for the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Daniel Day-Lewis
Day-Lewis was considered for the role Batman.

David Duchovny
Duchovny was supposedly considered to play Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Christopher Eccleston
Eccleston was reportedly close to signing on as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow.
Actor who got the part: Cillian Murphy

Laurence Fishburne
Fishburne was considered to play Lucious Fox.
Actor who got the part: Morgan Freeman

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal was runner up to play Batman if Christian Bale could not do it.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett was considered to play Batman (as well as Superman in the potential Batman vs. Superman film).

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins turned down the role of Alfred.
Actor who got the part: Michael Caine

Joshua Jackson
Jackson was considered to play Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher was turned down for the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Marilyn Manson
Manson was considered for the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow).
Actor who got the part: Cillian Murphy

Ewan McGregor
In an earlier form of the project, McGregor was a favorite to portray Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow.
Actor who got the part: Cillian Murphy

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen was offered the role of Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson

Cillian Murphy
Murphy tried out for the role of Batman but failed to win the role. However, director Christopher Nolan was so impressed with his audition that he later went out of his way to persuade Murphy into accepting the role of the Scarecrow.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Guy Pearce
Pearce was turned down for the role of Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

Dennis Quaid
Quaid was considered for the role of James Gordon.
Actor who got the part: Gary Oldman

Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell was considered for the role of James Gordon.
Actor who got the part: Gary Oldman



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