Your browser may block some cookies by default. By clicking, you agree to allow our advertising partners to place their cookies and serve you more relevant ads. To view our privacy policy or opt-out, click here.
Source: Wikimedia

Actors Who Were Originally Offered Some Of TV And Film’s Biggest Roles

By Brian Skellenger

Ever wonder what your favorite shows or movies would be like without their stars?

It's hard to imagine someone other than Ty Burrell as the lovable Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, or Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix, but these iconic roles were almost filled by other actors.  So let's explore a few of Hollywood's close casting calls. 

Jack Nicholson in The Godfather: