Hump Day Helper: NotStarring.com
Can you imagine an "American Beauty" without Kevin Spacey? Imagine, instead of Spacey, Chevy Chase pumping iron in his garage and taunting Annette Bening as Lester Burnham in the 1999 Academy Award-winning Best Picture. Luckily, we never had to find out if Chase was up to the task.
Thanks to the U.K.'s Guardian, though, for publishing this list of stars who almost starred in some of the biggest movies of the last century. Shudder at the thought of Kevin Costner as "The Matrix's" Neo or Julia Roberts trying to hobble her way through an English accent (again) in "Shakespeare in Love." (Kate Winslet also apparently turned down the role that won Gwyneth Paltrow an Oscar, according to a recent EW interview.)
Look over the Guardian's list and check out the new site notstarring.com for more near-misses (like O.J. Simpson as the Terminator). This site is good for at least 30 minutes of mid-week "multi-tasking."
| October 11, 2006; 10:45 AM ET
Categories: Pop Culture
Save & Share: Previous: Morning Mix: Malawian Claims Madonna Adopted His Child
Next: Tonight's 'Lost' Preview
Posted by: byoolin | October 11, 2006 11:20 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: jim | October 11, 2006 12:21 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: petal | October 11, 2006 2:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Fremont | October 11, 2006 10:54 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.