James Cameron He is highly regarded in Hollywood for producing compelling films that resonate with mainstream audiences. For a decade, two of his blockbusters, titanic When Avatarwas the first and second highest-grossing film of all time.
his sequel Avatar: Path of Water Now dominating the box office, many are wondering if it has any chance of surpassing the original’s all-time record. road of waterAmazingly, even this Oscar-winning box office champion was turned down by some high-profile actors, including the following eight performers.
Claire Danes was on the verge of joining her former cast member from Romeo + Juliet When she was considered the female lead titanicThe actress turned down the role because she was concerned about the level of stardom attached to the portrayal.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Danes revealed that he has no regrets about handing over the role.she made a headline afterTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines. However, terminator The series was a Cameron-created franchise, and the director was not involved with the film.
James Cameron’s track record hints at titanic It will be a huge hit and will break the director’s previous box office records. Billy Crudup He turned down the role of Jack after considering the potential success of the picture.
Crudup said he was unprepared for the media storm with high-profile roles in movies like titanicThe actor was never linked with Cameron in the director’s subsequent films, and when asked about his regrets, Crudup said: titanic, which probably made $200,000 worldwide. So I think my life was very similar. ”
Robert De Niro
While casting future characters titanicJames Cameron and his casting team conducted a series of auditions. Robert De NiroNot needing an audition due to his embellished resume, he was offered the role of Captain Smith.
according to mirror, De Niro declined the role due to a gastrointestinal infection.In the year De Niro released his three major films, a notable absence from his filmography was titanic.
Christopher Reeve It became a household name in the early ’80s after his work as the Man of Steel. Superman movie.Reeves’ talent was sought to embody Kyle Reese terminator.
With a $1 million fee required at the time, Reeve’s involvement would have ballooned the modest budget of an independent film. Entertainment Tonight reported that the actor took over the project, resulting in James Cameron casting Michael Biehn.after one year of the terminator Release, starring Reeve pilot Alongside Rosanna Arquettean actress originally thought to be Sarah Connor.
Surely he is better known for his work in another field, Bruce Springsteen made his acting debut in lily hammers Season 3 finale. Thirty years ago, The Boss was offered a casting opportunity. of terminator.
Entertainment Tonight reported a bizarre casting choice, and the idea was likely a ruse to tie big names into small independent pictures. I realized that I was inconsistent with this and missed the opportunity.
of Futurism: Life and Cinema James Cameron’srevealed in Chapter 5 Arnold Schwarzenegger Initially, he was approached for the role of Kyle Reese, Sylvester Stallone When Mel Gibson Adopted for the Terminator part. Both declined and the role was given to up-and-coming Arnold, but with international appeal.
Sylvester Stallone turns down the chance to appear terminatorCameron partnered with an Oscar-nominated writer Rambo: First Blood IIStallone also made a cameo appearance as the Terminator in a fictional universe last action hero.
Arguably, Cameron’s most critically acclaimed picture is the Academy Award-winning one titanicThe film showcases the epic romance of Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bucator.The director originally wanted talent from former real-life lovers Johnny Depp When Winona Ryder embody love.
In a 2001 interview with Howard Stern, Depp said the length of the script was the reason he turned down directing. Depp “struggled” with his 153-page script and took over the project.
fifteen years ago Avatar James Cameron was tinkering with the 80-page process of this project he wrote in 1994. Matt Damon Starring in the mid-2000s, Cameron’s vision for photography was very clear. Damon was offered the lead role, but Cameron and Damon were unable to coordinate filming schedules, and Damon was busy filming the movie. bone series.
Cameron added a 10% profit-sharing deal to convince the actors to wear blue apparel, but Damon still said no. In an interview, Damon admitted, “I will go down in history… I will never meet an actor who refused more money.”
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