Phillippe was originally offered a headlining role but declined.
Phillippe was going to play the role of Mel Gibson's son, but Heath Ledger got the part.
Ryan Phillippe turned down the lead role. Cuba Gooding Jr. replaced him.
Actor who got the part: Cuba Gooding Jr.
One of the finalists for the role of Anakin (and widely rumored to be the runner-up), but eventually vetoed by George Lucas due to his age.
Offered the role of Paul but it was decided that the sexy lover should be European instead of American.
Did you know that Ryan Phillippe was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)