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Roles Will Was Considered For


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Smith was considered to play Willy Wonka.

Actor who got the part: Johnny Depp

Hotel Rwanda

Smith was considered for the lead role of Paul.

Actor who got the part: Don Cheadle

K-PAX

Smith was originally set to play the role of Prot.

Actor who got the part: Kevin Spacey

Man on Fire

Will Smith was considered for the role of Creasy.

Actor who got the part: Denzel Washington

The Matrix

Will Smith turned down the lead role, admitting later that he had no regrets because "Keanu was brilliant as Neo."

Actor who got the part: Keanu Reeves

Men in Black

Will Smith Originally turned down his role in Men in Black, however his wife eventually talked him into reconsidering.

Actor who got the part: Will Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Smith was considered to play John Smith.

Actor who got the part: Brad Pitt

Osmosis Jones

Will Smith's people said he expressed an interest in the part, but in the end he schedule didn't permit it.

Actor who got the part: Chris Rock

Phone Booth

Will Smith turned down the role of Stu.

Actor who got the part: Colin Farrell

Snake Eyes

The role of Commander Dunne was offered to Will Smith, but the studio thought he wanted too much $$.

Actor who got the part: Gary Sinise

A Star Is Born

Talks of remaking A STAR IS BORN circled for years in Hollywood. Will Smith and Whitney Houston were attached at one point. Project never got off the ground.

Actor who got the part: Project Never Got Made

Stuck on You

Originally meant to costar with Woody Allen as conjoined twins in the Farrelly bros. comedy.

The Truth About Charlie

Smith was considered to play Joshua Peters but turned it down because he was still shooting Ali.

Actor who got the part: Mark Wahlberg

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Man, Kida bummed that he turned down Phone Booth, I just love that movie. And I thisnk that will would have done a good job as Stu... But Matrix! So glad he didn't do those movies! The world would have been a much worse place with out "ALI".

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It would have been so dope if he had done Man On Fire or Phone Booth...Bothe movies are great!

:word:

I think I heard somewhere that he auditioned for the role of Robin in one of the Batman films.

think it was from the "From Phillys Finest To Hollywood Star" VHS.

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Denzel killed it in Man on Fire.. I don't think Will could have done as well.. in Just Cause Will could have pulled of the charming sections..but I wonder how he woulda gone as a crazy psycho..would have been an interesting role for him tho

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i wish he would had done Phonebooth, Man on fire and Truth about charlie. The actors who got the parts did a great job, and im acctually not sure if Will would have pulled it off (exept for charlie). When will Colin Farrell get an academy award? :S It would have been good for Will to do some thrillers instead of all these big-budget-blow-everything-up-action-komedies.

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Funny that when Will said no to a role , a white dude took over xD

am i the only one to see this ? :P

Err...

Hotel Rwanda

Man On Fire

Just Cause

Osmosis Jones

4 of 13...

Tbh Osmosis Jones and Man on Fire i know well...

and thinking Will in either one of those rolls just didnt seem right...

maybe will thought the same ? :S

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