Actors can be an indecisive bunch. Indeed, while some will agree to star in a film only to quickly get cold feet, others turn down a role only to suddenly realize its true potential. So, here’s a look at 20 who initially considered passing on the part that took their career to another level.
20. Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice)
Michael Keaton and Tim Burton became an unlikely dream team in the late ‘80s. However, the former wasn’t particularly convinced of the latter’s famously offbeat vision at first. Indeed, Keaton nearly turned down the titular role in Beetlejuice due to these misgivings. Oh, and because he wanted to spend more time at home, too. The pair also went on to work together on Batman.
19. Harrison Ford (Star Wars)
Even generation-defining blockbusters don’t always seem like a path to riches. Harrison Ford was offered just $1,000 a week to take on the legendary role of Han Solo in Star Wars, a sum that he initially felt was an insult. However, he eventually relented and has since gone on to appear in a further three installments of the sci-fi phenomenon.