Celebrities don’t always agree when they get an offer to play a role from directors and producers. The reasons for this are different: some are afraid that viewers will find the movie boring, others don’t trust young directors and simply don’t see themselves in this role. For example, Charlize Theron didn’t want to play the mother of the main character in Wonder Woman because she considers herself too young for this role.
Hannibal Lecter: Sean Connery — Anthony Hopkins
Director Jonathan Demme wanted Lecter to be played by Sean Connery but the famous actor turned the offer down. Later the role was offered to Anthony Hopkins. At first, the actor thought that he was being asked to play in some kids’ movie. But when Hopkins read the first 10 pages of the script, he accepted the director’s offer right away. Eventually, Hopkins’ intuition turned out to be right — he was nominated for Best Actor and got his first Oscar.
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