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Reservoir Dogs (1992)
 Who was considered for Reservoir Dogs?

George Clooney
George Clooney tried out for the role of Mr. Blonde.
Actor who got the part: Michael Madsen

Robert Forster
Robert Forster tried out for the Joe Cabot role.
Actor who got the part: Lawrence Tierney

Samuel Jackson
Jackson auditioned for the part of Mr. Orange, but lost to Tim Roth. However, he left an impression with Tarantino who eventually wrote the part of Jules in Pulp Fiction specifically for him.
Actor who got the part: Tim Roth

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino wrote the part of Mr. Pink for himself, but gave it away to Steve Buscemi.
Actor who got the part: Steve Buscemi

John Travolta
The role of Vic Vega (Mr. Blonde) in Reservoir Dogs was written for John Travolta, but he declined the low budget independent film. Director Quinten Tarantino then wrote the role of Vinnie in Pulp Fiction with Michael Madsen in mind, but when Madsen was unavailable it went to John Travolta. Thus, Tarantino gave Vincent the same last name as Vic - Vega, making the characters brothers. (A proposed Vega Brothers film featuring the two characters has been discussed but never come to be).
Actor who got the part: Michael Madsen

Christopher Walken
Walken turned down the role of Mr. Blonde.
Actor who got the part: Michael Madsen

James Woods
Tarantino wrote a part in the film with James Woods in mind and made numerous offers all of which Woods's agent shot down. Woods later met Tarantino and it turned out Woods's agent never even told Woods about the offers. Woods fired his agent over this incident. It is widely beleived that Woods was meant to play Mr. Orange.
Actor who got the part: Tim Roth



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