Leonardo DiCaprio – famous all over the world – is one of the very few actors who can really be picky when choosing which parts to play. And he is! The superstar missed out on several really big roles that were offered to him. If DiCaprio wouldn't have turned it down, we would all know his face as the one "Spiderman", not Tobey Maguire’s…
Originally, Ashley Greene auditioned for the part of "Bella Swan" in the highly successful franchise, but pretty soon it was obvious, that Kristen Stewart would be playing this character. Nevertheless the producers wanted Ashley to be part of the saga, so instead of "Bella", the beautiful actress embodied one of the other vampires of the "Cullen" clan, "Alice".
“Bilbo Baggins“ was the part Shia LaBeouf imagined playing one day. But in the end it was Martin Freeman who got the part in The Hobbit. What a pity for Shia – but movies like Transformers would definitely not have been that successful without the actor‘s outstanding talent.
The part of "Katniss Everdeen" in The Hunger Games has in the end been cast with Jennifer Lawrence. However, the actress has not been the only applicant. Hollywood star Emma Watson wanted the part too!
All moviegoers surely appreciate Leonardo DiCaprio‘s beautiful portrayal of the young "Jack Dawsons" in Titanic – and there are eleven Oscars to prove he did an “OK” job. But as it turns out, DiCaprio was only chosen after Tom Cruise had turned down the part of "Jack".