For your Saturday morning entertainment, here a list of 10 famous actors who were originally considered for famous movie roles. I won’t comment on all of them, but a couple in particular jumped out at me.
- Will Smith as Neo in the Matrix movies would have been great.
- Kevin Costner as Bill in the Kill Bill movies would have been tragic. And Sean Conner as Gandalf would have been a crime.
- Robert DeNiro starring in Big would have been slightly disturbing.
- Nick Nolte as Han Solo is hard to imagine because I can’t get the image of crazy, drunk Nick Nolte out of my head.
But, the best of them all by far was their comment on OJ Simpson as the Terminator:
The Juice” was originally considered for the role of the Terminator, but James Cameron and the producers finally decided that Simpson was “too nice” to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded
killer. I think they call that irony.