Roles turned down by David Duchovny:
David Duchovny was considered to play Ollie Powers.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine
Duchovny tried out for the role of Batman to replace Val Kilmer.
Actor who got the part: George Clooney
Duchovny was supposedly considered to play Batman.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale
Tested for the role of Bruce Banner.
David Duchovny was considered for the role of Bruce Banner.
Actor who got the part: Edward Norton
Duchovny was friends with Kevin Smith and had read the script for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. After reading the script, Duchovny told Smith that he wanted to play the role of Cock-Knocker because he thought it was hysterical. However, reshoots on Evolution & filming the X-Files made it impossible for Duchovny to play the role.
Actor who got the part: Mark Hamill
Duchovny was reportedly considered for the part of Neo but opted to do X-Files: Fight the Future instead.
Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves
David Duchovny auditioned for the role of Graham.
Actor who got the part: James Spader
Did you know that David Duchovny was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)