9 Celebrities Who Rejected Iconic Roles and Lost Their Chance

Many movies would have been different with a different cast. Actors have passed on iconic roles for reasons like scheduling conflicts or lack of interest. In hindsight, some of them probably regret their choices.

But, right or wrong, it’s funny to imagine some famous flicks with a different star in them.

Now it’s time for Bright Side to bring you 9 celebrities that passed on some memorable performances.

1. Sean Connery as Gandalf and Morpheus

Sean Connery has turned down 2 of the most iconic roles in the history of cinema: Morpheus in The Matrix and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings.

9 Celebrities Who Rejected Iconic Roles and Lost Their Chance

Mr. Connery rejected both roles because he did not understand the scripts.

2. Emma Watson as Mia

Young actress Emma Watson turned down a role in La La Land due to scheduling conflicts with Beauty and the Beast (2017). Thank God we could see Emma Stone again with Ryan Gosling.