7 Roles That Would Have Gone to Other Actors ...

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Ever wonder how things would be completely different if you didn’t make the choices you made today, or how some of your favorite movies would be perceived if the roles that would have gone to other actors were switched?

It’s hard to tell, but at the same time it is apparent that things probably wouldn’t have worked out the way they did.

Let’s take a look at most of the most iconic roles that would have gone to other actors with hindsight, and envision alternative endings.

1. Tom Cruise as Iron Man

Tom Cruise as Iron Man

One of the most renowned roles that would have gone to other actors is the part of Tony Stark, a philanthropist, a billionaire and a full-time superhero.

Robert Downey Jr perfectly embodies the wit and smugness that Iron Man should be presented with;

therefore we can’t complain that Tom Cruise didn’t initially secure his place in the Marvel universe.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose DeWitt

Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose DeWitt

The role of Rose DeWitt in the doomed love story of Titanic won Kate Winslet an Oscar nomination, but would the movie itself be as noteworthy and exceptional in all its glory for years to come even if the role went to Gwyneth Paltrow?

We are only left to guess but we are sure Gwyneth Paltrow would have further added personalized depth to the character, and certain a eccentricity.

3. Russell Crowe as Wolverine

Russell Crowe as Wolverine

Personally I can’t imagine anyone besides Hugh Jackman filling in the shoes of the claw-sporting and ominous anti-hero of the X-Men franchise, which is why I just can’t see Russell Crowe as a replacement for the role!

While many die-hard fans believe that Hugh Jackman is not short enough for the role, we are completely satisfied with the final outcome.

4. Britney Spears as Allie Hamilton

Britney Spears as Allie Hamilton

Would you be able to imagine our own Pop Queen as part of the most beloved Nicholas Sparks love story, The Notebook?

Yeah, me neither.

However, to our surprise, not only was Britney Spears considered for the role of Allie Hamilton but she was further screen tested for the part!2

As talented as Britney Spears may be, Rachel McAdams practically IS Allie Hamilton.

David Boreanaz as Batman
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