The actors working in the film industry aspire to make good movies. They even want to play certain roles. It is obvious that they would feel sad if they didn’t get that particular role. But can you imagine, what would happen when an actor is fired from their own movie? Yup, you read it, right. Anything is possible in the film industry.
Today we are going to talk about the actors who were kicked out of their popular films for some stupid reasons like gaining too much weight or attitude towards the directors. Nevertheless, these films were made but not with those actors.
1. Ryan Gosling
He is currently one of the most sought out actors in the Hollywood. Ever since his film La La Land received huge commercial and critical success, his career is moving upwards. However, he was fired from his film ‘The Lovely Bones’ because he gained 60 pounds extra for his role.
2. Jean-Claude Van Damme
He was asked not to return to the set of ‘Predator’. The reason was that he refused some of the terms set by the production team.
3. Eric Stoltz
You would be surprised to know that Michael J. Fox was not the first choice for Marty McFly in ‘The Back to The Future’ Franchise. Eric Stoltz was intended to play that role, he even shot for some scenes for the first installment of the movie. However, he was dropped from the film because he was unable to deliver some comic lines properly.
4. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone was supposed to play the lead role in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. However, he was dropped from the movie due to some differences and his role eventually went to Eddie Murphy.
5. Megan Fox
Megan Fox gained worldwide reorganization for her role in Transformers franchise. But the actress was dropped from the series after first two installments because she compared director Michael Bay to Hitler.
6. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway was supposed to play the lead role in ‘Knocked Up’. But she was dropped from the film when she argued with the director about the birth scene in the film. She was uncomfortable to act in that scene because she had no experience of motherhood till then. However, Jude Apatow wanted to show the birth scene in the film. Ultimately, the lead role went to Katherine Heigl.
7. Samantha Morton
Initially, the actress was supposed to give voice to the female lead in ‘Her’. She was very cooperative too, but the director was not convinced with it and thought she wasn’t right.
8. Stuart Townsend
Stuart Townsend was supposed to play the role of Viggo Mortenson in the Lord of The Rings initially. However, he was dropped from the movie for the reasons known to them.
9. Annette Bening
Michelle Pfeifer was not the first choice for the role of Catwoman in 1992 ‘Batman Returns’. The first choice for the role was Annette Bening. But she was dropped from the movie after she got pregnant.
10. Frank Sinatra
The actor was the first choice for the lead role in ‘Dirty Harry’. But he was replaced by Clint Eastwood after he met with an accident and injured his arm.
11. Tom Selleck
We can’t really imagine Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford. However, Tom supposed to play that role, but was replaced after the issues with his Magnum PI contract came to highlight.
That’s all Folks!