Even some of the most talented people in Hollywood are turned away from a movie for some pretty silly and illogical reasons.
7. Henry Cavill
At the age of 21, the Superman actor was commented that he was not slim enough to play James Bond. The director advised Cavill to lose weight before his next audition, and that was a key moment for Cavill to start focusing on getting in better shape, especially for any future roles like Bond. .
6. Olivia Wilde
Apparently, the Don’t Worry Darling director auditioned for the role of Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street but was turned down for being too sophisticated. It was later revealed that the real reason the actress lost the role was because she was too old for the role.
It seems that Wilde, then 28, was one of the women who joined Leonardo DiCaprio’s “no more than 25” club.
5. Michelle Pfeiffer
Apparently, Pfeiffer had been considered for the role of Vicki Vale in the 1989 Batman film, but her ex-boyfriend Michael Keaton, who played Batman in the film, told her not to participate because he was Try to make up with your ex. wife at that time.
However, despite all the difficulties, Pfeiffer ended up playing one of her most iconic roles as Catwoman, Selina Kyle, in the Batman Returns sequel.
4. Elle Fanning
The actress has been shining on the big screen since she was a young girl and has since become one of the most popular actors. However, the Hollywood world has no mercy even on young talents.
Elle Fanning shared that at the age of 16, she lost a role because someone involved in the film thought she was “unbelievable”. Then she lost another role because she didn’t have enough followers on Instagram.
3. Andrew Garfield
When it comes to actors playing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield often falls behind Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland, as critics consider his portrayal of Peter Parker too compelling.
However, Garfield’s departure from the series was more eventful, as the actor was fired after a missed press event in Brazil. Garfield was supposed to tease his return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but his absence due to flight fatigue led to his departure and the debut of Tom Holland.
2. Meryl Streep
One of Hollywood’s most infamous stories was when multiple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep was criticized for not being pretty enough to play Dwan in 1976’s King Kong.
During the audition, the actress overheard producer Dino De Laurentiis making negative comments in Italian about her appearance and calling the young actress “ugly” for the role.
1. Michael Jackson
The King of Pop may not be an A-list actor, but he missed his chance to shine on the big screen and played Jar Jar Binks in George Lucas’ epic Star Wars series because of a ridiculous reason he caused himself.
Apparently, the singer wanted to use prosthetics like his Thriller look to portray the military commander of the Gungans, but George Lucas preferred to use CGI instead.