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16. Tom Cruise was offered the role of Ren McCormack in the 1984 musical "Footloose," but he was filming All the Right Moves. Kevin Bacon happily stepped in.

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Tom Cruise was offered the role of Ren McCormack in the 1984 musical "Footloose," but he was filming All the Right Moves. Kevin Bacon happily stepped in.

23. Matthew McConaughey and Macaulay Culkin were considered for the lead in "Titanic." Leonardo DiCaprio (thankfully) landed the iconic role.

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Matthew McConaughey and Macaulay Culkin were considered for the lead in "Titanic." Leonardo DiCaprio (thankfully) landed the iconic role.

12. Julia Roberts was offered the female lead in 1993 classic Sleepless In Seattle but couldn't do it. Meg Ryan landed the iconic role instead, opposite Tom Hanks.

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Julia Roberts was offered the female lead in 1993 classic Sleepless In Seattle but couldn't do it. Meg Ryan landed the iconic role instead, opposite Tom Hanks.

28. The lead role in "Indiana Jones" almost went to Tom Selleck instead of Harrison Ford!

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

The lead role in "Indiana Jones" almost went to Tom Selleck instead of Harrison Ford!

27. Vivian Ward in "Pretty Woman" was almost played by Molly Ringwald. She turned it down, paving the way for Julia Roberts.

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Vivian Ward in "Pretty Woman" was almost played by Molly Ringwald. She turned it down, paving the way for Julia Roberts.

6. Jennifer Lawrence, who now stars in The Hunger Games, auditioned for the part of Bella in the "Twilight" series. She lost out to Kristen Stewart. Do the directors of twilight even know what good acting is?

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Jennifer Lawrence, who now stars in The Hunger Games, auditioned for the part of Bella in the "Twilight" series. She lost out to Kristen Stewart. Do the directors of twilight even know what good acting is?

8. Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to star as Max Dennison in the Halloween classic  "Hocus Pocus." But he turned down the role to star in "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape."

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to star as Max Dennison in the Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus." But he turned down the role to star in "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

5. Ashton Kutcher auditioned for the role of Patrick Verona in  "10 Things I Hate About You." He was beat out by Heath Ledger.

30 Iconic Movie Roles That Were ALMOST Played By Other Actors

Ashton Kutcher auditioned for the role of Patrick Verona in Things I Hate About You." He was beat out by Heath Ledger.

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