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 Roles turned down by Ryan Phillippe:

Phillippe was originally offered a headlining role but declined.

The Patriot
Phillippe was going to play the role of Mel Gibson's son, but Heath Ledger got the part.
Actor who got the part: Heath Ledger

Ryan Phillippe turned down the lead role. Cuba Gooding Jr. replaced him.
Actor who got the part: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
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.
Actor who got the part: Hayden Christensen

Offered the role of Paul but it was decided that the sexy lover should be European instead of American.
Actor who got the part: Olivier Martinez

Did you know that Ryan Phillippe was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)
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