Roles turned down by Ralph Fiennes:
Mentioned to star as the student who becomes an itnernational disaster relief worker.
Actor who got the part: Clive Owen
Ralph Fiennes was considered for the lead role of Wiliam.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine
Considered for the role of Robert Langdon.
Actor who got the part: Tom Hanks
The producers considered Fiennes to play the British king who suffers from a crippling speech impediment.
Actor who got the part: Colin Firth
Director Bill Condon considered Fiennes for the role of human sexuality research pioneer.
Actor who got the part: Liam Neeson
Ralph Fiennes was originally approached to play Sir Laurence Olivier in Simon Curtis's movie about the production of The Prince and the Showgirl, but he turned it down so he could focus on his directorial debut Coriolanus.
Actor who got the part: Kenneth Branagh
Barbra Streisand reportedly wanted to cast Fiennes in one of the two starring roles in an adaptation of Larry Kramer's play about the AIDS crisis.
Actor who got the part: Film Not Made
Ralph Fiennes was considered for the part of Terry Benedict.
Actor who got the part: Andy Garcia
Fiennes was considered to play Simon.
Actor who got the part: Val Kilmer
Did you know that Ralph Fiennes was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)