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Beetlejuice (1988)
 Who was considered for Beetlejuice?

Wes Craven
Wes Craven was attached to direct the film at one time, when it was set as a morbid, supernatural drama, but the studio later took the film in a more comedic direction.
Actor who got the part: Tim Burton

Sammy Davis Jr.
Tim Burton wanted his childhood hero, Sammy Davis, Jr., to play the title character in Beetlejuice. Studio execs shot him down.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

Sam Kinison
Producers originally thought of Kinison for the role of Beetlejuice, but Kinison's agent never told him of the project.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis was up for the pivotal role of Lydia Deetz.
Actor who got the part: Winona Ryder



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