Roles turned down by Tupac Shakur:
Director John Singleton envisioned Tupac in the leading role when writing it.
Actor who got the part: Tyrese Gibson
Many websites have reported that Tupac Shakur was considered for a role in Cool Runnings.
According to his ex-wife, Tupac auditioned for the role of Bubba.
Actor who got the part: Mykelti Williamson
Shakur was originaly cast as Malik. Tupac had to give up the role because he was sentenced to jail time.
Actor who got the part: Omar Epps
Tupac Shakur was originaly cast for the lead role but was fired for fighting with the director.
Actor who got the part: Tyrin Turner
Shakur had the role, but was shot 5 days before production began.
Actor who got the part: Tommy Davidson
Did you know that Tupac Shakur was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)