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1. One of Harrison Ford's most iconic roles is Indiana Jones. But who did George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg originally cast to play Indy?
Burt Reynolds
Tom Selleck
Sean Connery
Mel Gibson
2. From day one, Robert Zemickis wanted Michael J. Fox to play the lead in "Back To the Future". However due to Fox's unavailability at first, who was cast as Marty McFly before being released and replaced with Michael after filming began?
Jason Bateman
Crispin Glover
Eric Stoltz
Matthew Broderick
3. When Sean Connery decided to step down as playing the iconic role of 007, which of the following American actors where considered for becoming the next James Bond?

P.S The same actor was also offered the role of Superman in 1978 before Christopher Reeves, but declined the offer.

P.P.S The original movie of Judge Dredd intended to have this actor play the part!
Harrison Ford
Sylvester Stallone
Michael Keaton
Clint Eastwood
4. Who was offered a large amount of money to come out of retirement and play Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy before Ian McKellen took the role?
Sean Connery
Michael Caine
James Garner
Kirk Douglas
5. Before Keanu Reeves took the role of Neo in The Matrix, who was considered before him?
Samuel L. Jackson
Will Smith
Wesley Snipes
Bill Cosby
6. David Carradine was the actor that turned out to be Bill in the Kill Bill films. But who was originally going to be cast as Bill?
Jackie Chan
Kevin Bacon
Richard Gere
Kevin Costner
7. Could you possibly imagine anyone else playing the Terminator besides Arnie? Well, there was someone who almost took the best role away from Mr. Schwarzenegger. Do you know who that was?
Sylvester Stallone
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Chuck Norris
O.J. Simpson
8. You will think we are lying when we tell you this one. Who was considered to play Batman before Michael Keaton took the role in 1988?
Rick Moranis
John Candy
Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
9. How about another batty question? Who was originally set to play The Riddler in Batman Forever, before Tim Burton walked from the project, with Michael Keaton in tow?
Robin Williams
Frank Caliendo
John Leguizamo
The role was always meant for Jim Carrey
10. You might find this unbelievable, but Mike Myers originally had no intention to play Dr. Evil himself in the Austin Powers movie. Wanna take a crack at who was originally considered to play the role?
Dana Carvey
Will Ferrell
Jim Carrey
Ed O'Neil
11. Tom Hanks was the original choice, but almost had to leave the set of Big for other commitments. Luckily for Penny Marshall, Tom freed his schedule, but she did offer the role to someone else before Tom returned! Do you know whom that actor was?
Dustin Hoffman
Steve Guttenberg
Peter Weller
Robert De Niro
12. Do you know who was almost cast to play Ferris Bueller before Matthew Broderick?
John Travolta
Johnny Depp
Corey Feldman
Corey Haim
13. What would the film Pretty Woman be like had it not starred Julia Roberts? Well, it probably would have been played by the actor who almost took the role...
Nicole Kidman
Meg Ryan
Rosie O'Donnell
14. There has been quite a bit of news lately that Harrison Ford's other iconic role of Han Solo almost was played by Christopher Walken. However, someone else was also considered to play Han in Star Wars. That was:
Mel Gibson
Robert Stack
Dean Martin
Sylvester Stallone
15. Let's go way back now. You may have heard that on the set of the Wizard of Oz (1939) the actor to play Tin Man had an allergic reaction to the lead-lined paint, and fell very ill, forcing him to have to be replaced by Jack Haley. Do you know who that original actor was who fell ill?
Bea Benaderet
Raymond Bailey
Buddy Ebsen
Max Baer, Jr.
16. And now, to the future.... Did you know Robert Downy J. was not first choice to play Iron Man? Do you know who was?
Leonardo DeCaprio
Tom Cruise
Chris Evans
Charlie Sheen
17. In the Godfather, it almost was to be the fat of what actor to play Michael Corelone before Al Pacino took the role?
Dom Deluise
Clint Eastwood
Jack Nicolson
Sylvester Stallone
18. We all remember that famous part in Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone did that... err... thing... but whose, umm, thing could it have possibly also been if Stone did not take the role?
Kathleen Turner
Julia Roberts
Nicole Kidman
Debbie Reynolds
19. We can't imagine anyone else playing Agent J in Men in Black, but someone was almost cast before Will Smith...
Wesley Snipes
Dwayne Johnson
Michael Clarke Duncan
David Schwimmer
20. Huge Jackman wasn't the first choice to play Wolverine in the X-Men series. Do you know who was?
Russell Crowe
Vin Diesel
Robert Englund
Johnny Depp
21. Patrick Swayze hit it big time with his portrayal in Ghost. But whom was considered to play the role of Sam before Patrick?
John Malkovich
Richard Gere
Shaquille O'Neal
Bruce Willis
22. Could you imagine any body else playing Jack Torrance in The Shining? Try to imagine the considered choice of...
Telly Savalas
Robin Williams
William Shatner
Robert Redford
23. Let's switch this up a bit. Jeromy Irons was considered for the leading male role in...
The Silence of the Lambs
A Clockwork Orange
Driving Miss Daisy
24. Before Christian Bale was cast as Batman in 2005, someone else had their eye on playing the Dark Knight?
David Boreanaz
James Franco
John Cena
Eddie Murphy
25. Nicolas Cage was set to play what iconic role in a film to be directed by Tim Burton? (The film was scrapped and never went into production.)
Peter Pan:The Dark Ages
Superman Lives
Elvis vs The Aliens
The Strange Return of Edward Scissorhands

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