35 Celebs Who Rejected Major TV & Film Roles — D'oh!

By Kaitlin Reilly
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Certain film and television roles seem tailor-made for certain actors and actresses. Can you really imagine someone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw or a different actor drawing out the phrase "life is a box of chocolates" in Forrest Gump? You may not be able to picture it so easily in your head, but some of the most iconic film and television roles could have gone to very different actors — many of whom were the first choice and turned it down.

Which film and TV stars declined huge roles that went on to the highlights reel of the actor who did decide to take the part? Here are 35 celebrities who turned down huge roles.

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