10 Major Roles George Clooney Turned Down Or Didn’t Get

    After his outstanding performance as Dr. Doug Ross in the hit TV show ERAnd George Clooney Hit the ground he ran and didn’t stop yet. Whether in front of or behind the camera, Clooney has become a master of his craft. He has been in some of the best movies and iconic roles in Hollywood history. The star has an impressive resume to his credit, but he certainly left many opportunities on the table as well. These are the top 10 roles George Clooney turned down or didn’t get.

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    10 John McLoughlin – World Trade Center (2006)

    Nicolas Cage at the World Trade Center
    Paramount Pictures

    World Trade Center It serves as Oliver Stone’s dramatic retelling of the devastating September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Sharing Nicolas Cage in the lead role as New York City firefighter Sergeant John McLoughlin, the film was a harrowing tribute to those lost in the attack and those who worked to save as many as they could. Before Cage signed on for the film, it was George Clooney who was offered the role but ultimately turned down the role, opting to play the title role. The good German in 2006.

    9 Will – about a boy (2002)

    Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult on the couch in About A Boy

    Nobody does romantic comedies in the early 2000s quite like actor Hugh Grant. 2002 about a boy It’s no different as Grant shines as he often does in the lead role of Will Freeman. Among the list of actors considered for the role was George Clooney, whose star power had yet to reach its peak in 2002.

    8 Robert Langdon – The Da Vinci Code (2006)

    Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks
    Sony Pictures.

    Based on Dan Brown’s novel of the same name, The Da Vinci Code He delighted audiences in 2006 by leading them on a mysterious, if religiously controversial, adventure across Europe. While it was Tom Hanks’ performance and his long, bouncing hair that helped the film’s success, the part almost went to George Clooney, who was a name considered for Langdon before Hanks landed the role.

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    7 Director – Frost/Nixon (2008)

    Kevin Bacon Frost Nixon (1)
    Imagine entertainment

    George Clooney desired the role of director when it came to the 2008 film, Frost / Nixon. telling the playwright on whose work the film was based how badly he wanted to direct the film. In the end, the directors’ chair went to Ron Howard, who would go on to help make one of the best films about American presidents.

    6 JD – Thelma and Louise (1991)

    Thelma and Louise

    Thelma and Louise is a movie that helped launch the career of George Clooney’s superstar and real-life friend, Brad Pitt. It also would have helped launch longtime Clooney’s career ER. After being auditioned five times for the part of J.D., Clooney still landed the role that Pitt eventually filled.

    5 Artemus Gordon – Wild West (1999)

    Wild Wild West 1999
    Pictures Warner Bros

    In what was supposed to be the next blockbuster movie, Wild West It hit theaters in 1999 starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline in this big screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series of the same name. Before Klein was cast as James West’s sidekick, George Clooney was considered for the film and ultimately didn’t get the role, something he might look back on fondly given the film’s overall reception. Even superstar Will Smith admits it to this day Wild West thorn in his side.

    4 Mr. Blonde – Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Reservoir dogs Mr. Blonde
    Miramax Movies

    Having worked alongside Quentin Tarantino in the From dusk till dawnUnfortunately, George Clooney has not been cast in one of Tarantino’s projects. It’s not for lack of trying, as Clooney auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde in Tarantino’s directorial debut and feature film, Reservoir dogs. The part of Mr. Blonde would end up going to Michael Madsen.

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    3 The Sands – Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

    Once upon a time in Mexico
    Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Collection

    Having previously worked with the actor, George Clooney was Robert Rodriquez’s first choice to play CIA Agent Sands in his 2003 film, Once upon a time in Mexico. Rodriquez’s third film Mexico Trilogyas a follow-up film to 1992 mariachi and 1995 Desperado. Clooney will eventually turn down the role of Sands, who will be played by Johnny Depp.

    2 Carl Denham – King Kong (2005)

    Jack Black as Carl Denham in King Kong (2005)
    Universal Pictures

    It was director Peter Jackson who announced his intentions that he wanted either Robert De Niro or George Clooney to take on the role of director Carl Denham in his epic 2005 remake. King Kong character. While neither man would accept the role, Jack Black would go on to give a first-rate performance in the critically acclaimed film.

    1 Batman – Batman the victor

    The bat nipples of the Batman nipple suit worn by George Clooney in Batman & Robin
    Warner Bros.

    If you’re not familiar with the canceled sequel to Batman and Robinknown as Batman victoriousIt really is a fairy tale. Not only was the movie going to feature the return of all of its past villains, including Jack Nicholson’s Joker, Jim Carrey’s The Riddler, and Danny DeVito’s Penguin. He would also have brought George Clooney back in the lead role of Crusade. on condition Batman and Robin Already has a bad reputation for being one of the worst sequels ever made. Perhaps it would have been in Clooney’s best interest not to be this Frankenstein’s monstrous project.

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