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 Roles turned down by Danny DeVito:

Get Shorty
DeVito was the first choice to play Chili Palmer, but took the part of Martin instead because of scheduling problems.
Actor who got the part: John Travolta

Into the Woods
Had been set to play the Giant in director Rob Reiner's movie version of the witty, wry Stephen Sondheim stage musical hit.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

Kindergarten Cop
DeVito was considered for the role of John Kimble.
Actor who got the part: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Danny DeVito was supposed to get the part of Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Actor who got the part: John Rhys-Davies

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