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20 Actors Who Could’ve Played Major Roles Had They Not Messed Up Their Auditions

Just a simple unpleasant day at work can be exorbitant for celebrities. Some of the biggest stars of  Hollywood have messed up their auditions and faced rejection.

Here are some stars who have admitted to bombing the auditon for some iconic film roles:

Mahershala Ali fell flat in his audition for the character of Xaro Xhoan Daxos of Game of Thrones. The role was later handed over to Nonso Anozie.

Jake Gyllenhaal bombed his audition for the character of Frodo which was later played by Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings series.

Gyllenhall also auditioned for the role of Jesse in Dude, Where’s My Car? which he failed to score. The role was handed over to Ashton Kutcher. 

Tom Holland auditioned for the role of Finn in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. However, he kept laughing through it so casting directors gave the role to John Boyega. 

Michael B. Jordan tanked his audition for the same role.

And so did Kayode Ewomi who called it one of the top three worst auditions of his life

Emma Stone auditioned for one of the roles in All That but her lack of preparation lost her the part.

John Krasinski was super close to playing the role of Steve Rodgers in Captain America but then it all went wrong in the costume fitting and the role was given to Chris Evans.

Timothée Chalamet didn’t have the best of his acting skills when he auditioned for the role of Spider-Man in the MCU. Tom Holland ended up getting the role.

Chalamet even bombed the audition to play Norman Bates in Bates Motel. The role was later appointed to Freddie Highmore.

Jamie Foxx blew his audition to play Rod in Jerry Maguire because he was so starstruck by Tom Cruise. Cuba Gooding Jr. ended up playing that role instead.

Chris Evans messed up his audition to play Patrick in Gone Baby Gone as he got super nervous after seeing Ben Affleck. The role later went to Casey Affleck.

Tom Hiddleston regrets his stupid idea of partying the night before auditioning for Will in Pirates of the Caribbean. He went to the auditions unprepared and ruined his chances. Orlando Bloom bagged this role.

Lucy Hale considered herself “naive” back when she auditioned to play Anastasia in 50 Shades of Grey. The role later went to Dakota Johnson.

Elizabeth Olsen tanked her Daenerys audition which Emilia Clarke later played on. 

Eddie Redmayne bombed his audition by putting on a different voice for Kylo Ren in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The role appointed to Adam Driver.

Redmayne made a similar error when he auditioned for Bilbo in The Hobbit (a role that would go to Martin Freeman).

Jared Leto wasn’t able to please the casting directors for a role in Star Trek: The New Generation. 

Chris Klein’s audition for Sky in Mamma Mia didn’t go well. Hence, the role was given to Dominic Cooper. 

Tom Hanks lost the role of Danny in Grease during the early years of his career due a cold.

Henry Cavill bombed his James Bond audition for Casino Royale. The role was bagged by Daniel Craig.

 

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Written by Muneer