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Forrest Gump (1994)
 Who was considered for Forrest Gump?

Dave Chappelle
Turned down the role of Bubba. Later admitted he regretted turning the role down.
Actor who got the part: Mykelti Williamson

Chevy Chase
Chevy turned down the part because he thought the script was not good enough and claimed that Tom Hanks had the script tweaked.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Terry Gilliam
According to imdb.com, Terry Giliam turned down the chance to direct the film.
Actor who got the part: Robert Zemeckis

David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier turned down the role of Bubba.

Ice Cube
Ice Cube turned down the role of Bubba because he did not want to appear "stupid."
Actor who got the part: Mykelti Williamson

Nicole Kidman
According to a 1995 interview, Nicole Kidman refused a screen test for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Robin Wright Penn

Demi Moore
According to a 1995 article, Demi Moore refused to test for the part of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Robin Wright Penn

Bill Murray
Considered for the role of Forest.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks

Tupac Shakur
According to his ex-wife, Tupac auditioned for the role of Bubba.
Actor who got the part: Mykelti Williamson

Barry Sonnenfeld
Barry Sonnenfeld was reportedly offered the chance to direct Forrest Gump.
Actor who got the part: Robert Zemeckis

John Travolta
John Travolta turned down Forrest Gump.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks



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