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 Roles turned down by Ben Kingsley:

The Last Airbender
M. Night Shyamalan initially considered Ben Kingsley for the role of Uncle Iroh.
Actor who got the part: Shaun Toub

Ben Kingsley turned down a role due to prior commitment.
Actor who got the part: Geoffrey Rush

Spider-Man 3
Ben Kingsley had meetings to play a villain named The Vulture, but the final script cut that character and used Topher Grace as the villainous Venom instead.
Actor who got the part: The Role Was Cut

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