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X-Men (2000)
 Who was considered for X-Men?

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett turned down the role of Storm.

Selma Blair
Selma Blair was considered for Jean Grey.
Actor who got the part: Famke Janssen

James Caviezel
James Caviezel was set to play Cyclops but backed out.

Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh Cook auditioned for the part of Rogue, but was not interested in the amount of CGI involved.

Russell Crowe
Considered for the role of Wolverine.

Glenn Danzig
He was approached a few times by 20th Century Fox in the late 1990's for the part of Wolverine in the film adaptation of X-Men. When Fox finally decided on a director/producer team, he had to turn down their offer due to the condition that he was expected to be on the set for nine consecutive months, putting his band and touring on hold.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp turned down the role of Wolverine.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

Aaron Eckhart
Considered for the role of Wolverine.

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Considered for the role of Rogue.

Mel Gibson
Considered for the role of Wolverine.

Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt turned down the role of Jean Grey.
Actor who got the part: Famke Janssen

Katharine Isabelle
Considered for the part of Rogue.
Actor who got the part: Anna Paquin

Viggo Mortensen
Considered for the role of Wolverine.

Kevin Nash
Kevin Nash (WWE wrestler) was offered the role of Sabertooth, but turned it down.

Edward Norton
Norton was reportedly considered for the role of Wolverine or Cyclops.

Renée O'Connor
Renée O'Connor was considered for the role of Jean Grey.
Actor who got the part: Famke Janssen

Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada Pinkett-Smith was once considered for the role of Storm but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Halle Berry

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman turned down the part of Rogue.

Keanu Reeves
Considered for the role of Wolverine.

Jeri Ryan
Ryan was considered to play Mystique.
Actor who got the part: Rebecca Romijn

Dougray Scott
Dougray Scott was set to play Wolverine but dropped out to do Mission: Impossible II.
Actor who got the part: Hugh Jackman

John Williams (composer)
Bryan Singer originally approached John Williams to compose the score but he was already committed to Saving Private Ryan.

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet turned down the role of Rogue.
Actor who got the part: Anna Paquin



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