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Friday, March 24, 2006

A glitch in the Matrix

I recently discovered a list that consisted of actors who turned down what were to become famous roles. Here are three of the most interesting in my opinion:
1. Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, that was picked up by Sir Ian McKellan. It was reported that Connery didn't know what the hell, "Bobbits" were.
2. Gene Hackman was supposed to play the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, while Michelle Pfiffer was to have the role of FBI lead that went to Jodie Foster. Pfiffer thought the film was "too dark". Hackman just dropped out of the project.
3. Both Ewan McGregor and Will Smith reportedly turned down the role of Neo in the blockbuster, The Matrix. The role went to Keanu Reeves. Smith was quoted as saying, "I wasn't smart enough an actor, to let the movie be".
Well, we at bionic buddha do have a fondness for trivia tidbits, our Victory 5 Television Network does have programs such as Mostly Weird News and Distortions that consistently present curious information. Til next time.
Peace.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Smith as Neo? I guess it might just work!

8:28 AM

 
Anonymous Brian said...

The Fresh Prince is cool...

1:11 PM

 
Blogger ragazzahelena said...

hahahahaha what happened to sean connery!!! but anyways whats done is done and what had to be had to be.

hugs!!!!

H e l e n a

6:38 PM

 
Anonymous trashcan sinatra said...

Thanks for the tip, I just listened to babygod, they were fantastic. Now, I have to join myspace to get a hold of the band.

10:13 AM

 
Blogger Judas said...

The Wachowski brothers wanted Motoko Kusanagi for Trinity but as she is an animated character they just liberaly stole elements from Ghost in the Shell instead.

Katherine Hepburn turned down 'Gone with the Wind', probably after reading the script.

Judas Penrose
Poetry Politics and Piracy

8:08 AM

 
Blogger Online Degree said...

That is very interesting... it makes you wonder how all of these movies would have turned out if there had been different actors/actresses.

7:42 PM

 

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