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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
 Who was considered for The Last Temptation of Christ?

Kim Basinger
Martin Scorsese offered the role of Mary Magdalene to Kim Basinger, who turned it down because she didn't want to be typecast as a "femme fatale".
Actor who got the part: Barbara Hershey

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro was attached to play Jesus at one point.
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe

Sally Field
Sally Field was originally cast as Mary Magdalene but had to drop out due to pregnancy.
Actor who got the part: Barbara Hershey

Aidan Quinn
Was attached to play Jesus at one point.
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe

Sting
Sting was considered for the part of Pontius Pilate when the movie was first being developed.
Actor who got the part: David Bowie

Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken was originally scheduled to play the part of Jesus Christ, but the studio ended up pulling the plug on the project, delaying production for 10 years.
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe



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