There are times when actors are faced with a choice between two roles. Before a film or TV show is released, it’s hard to know which is the right choice to make, but unfortunately, these decisions can have career-defining impacts. Here are some forgettable roles that actors chose over ones that ended up being pretty incredible for someone else.
Emily Blunt – Black Widow
Although we can’t picture anyone else but Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow at this point, Emily Blunt was actually offered the role first. She passed on the role because of scheduling issues while she was filming Gulliver’s Travels. Now, Johansson has her own Black Widow TV show.
Michael Madsen – Pulp Fiction
After appearing in Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen was offered the role of Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s classic film Pulp Fiction. He turned it down in order to play Wyatt Earp. John Travolta ended up in Pulp Fiction instead, but luckily for Madsen he went on to appear in other Tarantino films like The Hateful Eight.