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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
 Who was considered for Interview with the Vampire?

Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis was reportedly the first choice to play Lestat. Some sources say he was actually cast, then dropped out.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp turned down the lead role of Lestat.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Leonardo DiCaprio
After River Pheonix passed away, Leonardo DiCaprio was approached to play the part of The Interviewer.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

Stephen Dorff
Stephen Dorff was reportedly screentested after River Phoenix's death.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

Rutger Hauer
Anne Rice wanted Hauer to play Lestat but was overuled by the producers. She threatened to take her name off the project right up until she saw the final cut because she believed Cruise couldn't do the role justice.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer turned down the lead role of Louis.
Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Erin Moore
Moore auditioned for the lead role of Claudia.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

River Phoenix
River Phoenix was cast to play The Interviewer, but he passed away before filming began.
Actor who got the part: Christian Slater

Christina Ricci
One of the movies she lost out to Kristen Dunst for in 1994.
Actor who got the part: Kristen Dunst

Dominique Swain
Swain auditioned for the lead role of Claudia.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst



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