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Batman Begins
Paul Bettany auditioned for the role of Scarecrow.

Brideshead Revisited
Paul Bettany had been rumored to star with wife Jennifer Connolly and Jude Law in a David Yates-directed adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic novel.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Goode

The Dark Knight
Bettany was considered for the role of the Joker.
Actor who got the part: Heath Ledger

The King's Speech
The actor had been one of several actors expected to play King George VI.
Actor who got the part: Colin Firth

Kingdom of Heaven
Paul Bettany was reportedly considered to play Balian. Twentieth Century Fox was interested in casting Orlando Bloom.
Actor who got the part: Orlando Bloom

Red Dragon
Bettany was offered the role of Dolarhyde (The Tooth Fairy).
Actor who got the part: Ralph Fiennes

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