Actors are usually offered a role or have to audition for the role, but they do not always take the role. Sometimes actors are busy or they don’t necessarily fit in with the film or the character, so they reject it.
Fortunately, this is exactly what happened with these films. I say good luck because I think we can all agree that these films would not be the same without the comedians who played the roles.
We don’t know what to do if Will Ferrell never played Buddy the Elf. Many of these comedians are very popular and classic in most of our families.
Comedy roles are very important and difficult because you really need to have the best actor for this role. I don’t think I can imagine any of these films with any other actor.
I think they did an amazing job casting them, so sorry to the actors who didn’t get the role. However, we have collected some very popular comedy films so that we can take a look at who got this role instead of the character cast for It.
1. Johnny Depp as a Ferris Boiler.
Matthew Broderick is best known for his role in Ferris Beaver’s Day Off, but what would you think if Johnny Depp had played the role instead? Depp was offered the role, but it was not on his schedule at the time.
2. Jim Carrey as Buddy the Elf.
Jim Carrey was actually the first choice for the role when the film was made. When it came time to finally shoot the film, Jim Carrey did not have time for it in his work schedule, so this part was given to Will Farrell.
3. John Travolta as Forest Gump.
You wouldn’t believe that John Travolta was the first choice for the movie Forest Gump. He was originally going to play the role, but he decided to be in Pulp Fiction instead, so the role of Forest Gump went to Hanks.
4. Christina Applegate as Elle Woods.
Christina Applegate was almost the star of Legally Blonde, but of course, it went to Reese Witherspoon. Apple Gate later came out and said it regretted not playing the role, but says Reese did a wonderful job.
5. Tom Lennon as Ron Swanson.
Tom Lennon made it almost as Ron Swanson, but luckily Nick Offerman got the role and it fits perfectly.
6. Reese Witherspoon as Cher Horowitz (Clueless).
Reese Witherspoon was almost cast as Cheer Horowitz because the director loved Reese’s work. Despite all this, he decided to cast Alicia instead because he said”Alicia is Cher” and he is.
7. Tiffany Thessalon as Rachel on Friends and Matt Leblanc on Modern Family
Tiffany Thiessen was one of the actresses who was asked to audition for the role of Rachel but was not cast because she was only 20 years old. Jennifer Aniston was 25 years old and still the youngest member of the cast.
Matt LeBlanc from Friends was also cast in an almost modern family, but he denied the role, saying he didn’t think he was the best fit for it.
8. Tom Hanks when Harry meets Sally
There were many different actors, including Tom Hanks, who were considered for the role of Harry. Eventually, he decided to go with Billy Crystal to play Harry in the film.
9. Robin Williams as Hagrid.
Robin Williams actually approached JK Rowling to ask if he could play the role of Hagrid, but Rowling refused, as his goal was to become a purely British cast.
10. Dana Delany as Carrie Brad Shaw in Sex in the City.
Dana Delaney was originally considered for the role of Carrie Brad Shaw in Sex in the City, but she turned it down. He cast Sarah Jessica Parker in the role and Dana is said to be sorry for her decision.
11. Bob Auden Kirk as Michael Scott.
Odenkirk actually took it a long way in the audition process. The directors even said that if they had cast Auden Kirk as Michael Scott, the office would still be working.
12. Eric Stolts as Marty McFly.
Eric Stolts originally filmed for the Marty McFly part, but the directors eventually removed it because they said they needed someone with a more comic flair.
13. T.J. Miller as Schmidt on New Girl.
T.J Miller did have the chance to play Schmidt in New Girl, but his audition didn’t do him justice when he took things just a little bit too far.
14. John Ham as JackDonaghy.
The film was originally made with Alec Baldwin in mind, but John Hamm almost got the role. Luckily he had other plans, so the role still went to Baldwin.
It is difficult to imagine some of these classics in which one’s characters are completely different. It really does prove that actors become characters for those of us who like to watch movies and television shows.