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Die Hard (1988)
 Who was considered for Die Hard?

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood originally owned the rights to the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" on which the film is based, and planned to star in the film around the early 1980s.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Richard Gere
Richard Gere turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Don Johnson
Due to the huge sucess of Miami Vice, Johnson was offered the part of John McClane. However, he had just signed a new deal on the TV show (which made him the highest paid actor on TV at that time)and that new deal stopped him taking the part.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down the lead role of John McClane.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Bruce Willis



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