Casting Calls (2018– )
Current Episode (aired 2 Jul. 2021)
Rachel Weisz stars in ‘Black Widow,’ but there are plenty of massive roles she missed out on, including Penny Lane in ‘Almost Famous’ and Bridget Jones in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary.’ IMDb takes a journey through Rachel’s ...
14 Mar. 2020Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel may have broken into Hollywood with a short film about auditioning, but the action star has had to do throughout his more than 20 year career. What roles has he been considered for along the way?
18 Mar. 2020Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt has flown high as Mary Poppins and fought monsters in 'A Quiet Place,' but did you know she was almost a super hero? What other roles has she been considered for in her career?
28 Mar. 2020Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington is a superstar now but to win her most famous role she had to beat out thousands of actors -- including several friends. What roles was she considered for along the way?
4 Apr. 2020"Modern Family"
After 11 years on the air, it's hard to imagine anyone else in this "Modern Family". But it almost looked very different. What other actors were considered for leading roles on the show?
11 Apr. 2020Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett has two Oscars and a resume of both big blockbusters and art house hits, but she's missed out on some roles along the way.
25 Apr. 2020Chris Evans
Captain America might be the first movies that comes to mind when you think of Chris Evans, but did you know he almost passed on the role in favor of another massive franchises and stars in Apple TV+'s "Defending Jacob."
29 Apr. 2020Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is best known for Wolverine, but he was actually not the first actor offered the role. He was, however, offered a few OTHER super hero and a super spy role later in his career.
9 May 2020Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo is a three-time Oscar nominee, but he is probably best known as the Hulk, a role he nearly played even sooner.
16 May 2020Jennifer Connelly
Even with a career full of critical darlings and even an Oscar win, there's always that one that got away. For Jennifer Connelly, that was probably Pretty Woman.
23 May 2020Steve Carell
Steve Carell is a comedy icon, but he's certainly missed out on some major roles over the years.
13 Jun. 2020Colin Farrell
From Alexander the Great to king of cool Sonny Crockett, Colin Farrell has played his share of legends over the years. But he's also missed out on a few opportunities, from a boy band star to the Oscar winning 'Brokeback Mountain.'
27 Jun. 2020Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is comedy royalty, but one of his most famous roles as Buddy the Elf was originally meant for a very different actor. In this episode, IMDb takes a deep dive into Ferrell's extensive career.
2 Aug. 2020Top Gun
The cast of 'Top Gun' is so iconic it's hard to imagine anyone else filling those roles, but Maverick and Iceman almost looked very different. In this episode, IMDb takes a deep dive into who was almost cast in 'Top Gun.'
15 Aug. 2020Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany is set to make a splash as the star of "WandaVision" on Disney+, but he's turned down more than one award-winning role on his journey to get there.
29 Aug. 2020Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
It's hard to imagine anyone other than Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' but nearly 25 other actors were considered for their roles.
14 Dec. 2020Gal Gadot
IMDb takes a look at Gal Gadot's biggest roles and the parts she never got the chance to play - including a major role in the James Bond franchise.
19 Dec. 2020Chris Pine
Chris Pine has starred in massive blockbusters like 'Wonder Woman' and 'Star Trek,' but there's another major franchise he almost landed a role in: 'Avatar.' IMDb takes a journey through Pine's audition history on this episode of Casting Calls.
2 Jul. 2021Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz stars in ‘Black Widow,’ but there are plenty of massive roles she missed out on, including Penny Lane in ‘Almost Famous’ and Bridget Jones in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary.’ IMDb takes a journey through Rachel’s credits to find out more about the roles she almost played.
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