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 Roles turned down by Jake Gyllenhaal:

American Beauty
Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Ricky Fitts.
Actor who got the part: Wes Bentley

Batman Begins
Jake Gyllenhaal was runner up to play Batman if Christian Bale could not do it.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale

The Dreamers
Jake was considered to play Matthew, but turned it down because of the explicit nature of the nude scenes.
Actor who got the part: Michael Pitt

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
According to IMDb, Jake Gyllenhaal auditionned for the role of Frodo.
Actor who got the part: Elijah Wood

Moulin Rouge
Gyllenhaal auditioned for the part of Christian, but was ultimately turned down because he looked too young to star opposite Nicole Kidman.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor

The Patriot
Jake Gyllenhaal was considered to play Gabriel Martin (Heath Ledger)
Actor who got the part: Heath Ledger

Spider-Man 2
He was offered the role after Tobey McGuire was injured; he was even screentested with a suit, according to a rumor.
Actor who got the part: Tobey McGuire

Superman Returns
According to teenhollywood, Gyllenhaal was considered for the role of Superman.
Actor who got the part: Brandon Routh

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