20 Actors That Turned Down Incredibly Massive Roles


Some television and movie scripts that are tailor made particular actors. The chemistry involved is so overpowering that roles are made to look very believable. Then there are those who were offered such roles but turned them down only to regret big time later on. Here’s a list of actors and actresses who turned down what could have been a role of a lifetime.

Molly Ringwald


This 1980’s sensation of 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink fame got a chance to play Vivian in Pretty Woman just when her career was on the wane. She turned it down and look what it did to Julia Roberts career.

John Travolta


Despite the great success of Saturday Night Fever and Grease, roles were hard to come by after that. The role of Forrest Gump came his way but he turned it down. The movie made an icon out of Tom Hanks.

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