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Speed (1994)
 Who was considered for Speed?

Stephen Baldwin
Reportedly turned down the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

William Baldwin
Reportedly turned down the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Kim Basinger
Basinger turned down the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Halle Berry
Halle Berry turned down the lead role of Annie.

Jeff Bridges
The role of Jack (Keanu Reeves) was originally written for Jeff Bridges.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was reportedly offered the lead role but declined.

Ellen DeGeneres
The role of Annie (Sandra Bullock) was originally written for Ellen DeGeneres.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Johnny Depp
Reportedly turned down the role of Jack.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Richard Grieco
In an interview with Movieline magazine, Grieco said he was offered the lead in Speed but turned it down becuase the script wasn't that great. In the same interview he said his instincts sucked because he thought Mobsters was a good script.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks was reportedly offered the lead role, but declined.

Ed Harris
Ed Harris was originally going to play Harry (Jack's buddy).
Actor who got the part: Jeff Daniels

Alyssa Milano
Turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Parker Posey
Parker Posey auditioned for Speed and didn't get it. She's told the story on several talk shows, about asking for a plate to use as a steering wheel for her auditon.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis was reportedly offered the lead role but declined.

Debra Winger
Winger was a potential contender for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock



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