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The Outsiders (1983)
 Who was considered for The Outsiders?

Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage auditioned to play Dally. When he didn't get that role, he was offered (but turned down) the role of "Two-Bit."
Actor who got the part: Emilio Estevez

Anthony Michael Hall
Auditioned for the role of Ponyboy.
Actor who got the part: C. Thomas Howell

Val Kilmer
Kilmer turned down the role of Ponyboy because of previous commitment.
Actor who got the part: C Thomas Howell

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke made a good impression during the casting of "The Outsiders" but wasn't quite right for any of those parts. Coppola then cast him for the follow-up "Rumble Fish."

Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan auditioned for the role of Cherry Valance.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Brooke Shields
Was offered the role of Cherry but dropped out to do another movie.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

Helen Slater
Helen Slater was considered for the role that Diane Lane later played.
Actor who got the part: Diane Lane

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