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Rain Man (1988)
 Who was considered for Rain Man?

Dustin Hoffman
Hoffman was originally going to play Charlie (Tom Cruise) but then decided to play Raymond instead.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Bill Murray
Dustin Hoffman wanted Bill Murray to play the part of Charlie.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson turned down the part of Raymond.
Actor who got the part: Dustin Hoffman

Dennis Quaid
The script was originally written with Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid in the lead roles.

Randy Quaid
The script was originally written with Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid in the lead roles.

Mickey Rourke
Turned down the part for "Charlie Babbitt", possibly due to schedule conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Tom Cruise

Steven Spielberg
Backed out of the director's chair because he needed to start on Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade.
Actor who got the part: Barry Levinson

J.T. Walsh
J.T. Walsh was originally supposed to play the psychiatrist.



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