Roles turned down by Keanu Reeves:
Keanu Reeves passed on the role of Ramsey (Eddie Murphy).
Actor who got the part: Eddie Murphy
Rob Marshall wanted Keanu Reeves for the role of "Amos Hart".
Actor who got the part: John C. Reilly
Reeves was turned down for lead the role of William.
Actor who got the part: Matthew Modine
Keanu Reeves turned down the part of Robert.
Actor who got the part: Patrick Dempsey
Keanu turned down the lead in this sequel. The part eventually went to Eric Stoltz.
Actor who got the part: Eric Stoltz
Reeves was given the part of Chris Shiherlis before it went to Val Kilmer.
Keanu told Australian-based RipItUp magazine that he wanted to play the part of Aragorn.
Actor who got the part: Viggo Mortensen
At one time, the film was to be made with Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves in the lead roles.
Actor who got the part: Paul Rudd
Reeves was offered the part of Pvt. Chris Taylor before it went to Charlie Sheen.
Keanu Reeves was named as the lead (Bob Lee Swagger) but at that time the movie was stalled.
Actor who got the part: Mark Wahlberg
Dropped out of the sequel after agreeing to play the role of Jack.
In 2005, Reeves was actually mentioned to play the sexy, opportunistic lowlife who was involved with film star Lana Turner.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made
Keanu Reeves turned down role of Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen.
Actor who got the part: Billy Crudup
Considered for the role of Wolverine.
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