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 Roles turned down by Brendan Fraser:

Did the voice of "Steele," but the recordings were thrown out and someone else's voice was used.
Actor who got the part: Jim Cummings

Fantastic Four
Fraser was in the running to play Mr. Fantastic.
Actor who got the part: Ioan Gruffudd

Into the Woods
Had been cast as Rapunzel's prince in a movie version of Stephen Sondheim's witty musical, which Rob Reiner was to have directed.
Actor who got the part: Project Abandoned

The Phantom of the Opera
Brendan Fraser reportedly wanted to play the role of the Phantom of the Opera, but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Gerard Butler

Superman Returns
Brendan Fraser was considered for the lead role of Superman.
Actor who got the part: Brandon Routh

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