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 Roles turned down by Johnny Carson:

The Adventurers
Carson had a guest on his show (Harold Robbins maybe) who was involved in the making of "The Adventurers." Carson was offered the lead role during the interview, but in spite of the approving applause, he turned down the part.
Actor who got the part: Bekim Fehmiu

Blazing Saddles
Mel Brooks reportedly asked Johnny Carson if he wanted to play the Waco Kid.
Actor who got the part: Gene Wilder

The King of Comedy
Johnny Carson was considered for the title role.
Actor who got the part: Jerry Lewis

The Last of Sheila
The filmmakers really wanted Johnny Carson, but he didn't want to do movies.
Actor who got the part: James Coburn

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Johnny Carson turned down the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

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