15 Actors Who Turned Down Great Roles

It’s not always easy for actors to tell which films are going to be a huge success before they’re made. Sometimes a lackluster script meets outrageous talent, stunning visuals, an epic soundtrack, and suddenly you have best-picture winner, Gladiator. Sometimes you have A-list talent and a director famous for churning out critical favorites, but something gets lost along the way and you end up with The Fountain. And sometimes movies that, for every conceivable reason, should have not gone anywhere end up launching incredibly lucrative careers.

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