Famous Film Roles That Your Favorite Actors Passed Up

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From Al Pacino's performance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather to Jodie Foster's portrayal of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, certain roles just wouldn't be the same without the stars who defined them. Ironically, many of the film industry's greatest performances came from actors and actresses who weren't initially chosen for the roles.

So, who were the (crazy) stars who passed on playing some of the most famous characters in movie history? Let’s take a look at some of the quintessential film roles and the iconic actors that turned them down.