Hollywood Actors Who Starred in Movies They Didn’t Want To

Sometimes in life, we have to do jobs out of compulsion, though we do not want to do a specific task, the situation makes us do that unwillingly. Big Hollywood stars and celebrities are no less than any ordinary human. They, too, face the same position, maybe at different levels or different magnitude, but they go through the circumstances like any other common man.

Making big in Hollywood during the initial phase of your career is not a cakewalk. Every celebrity has its struggles and problems before making big in Hollywood, and for the sake of bread and butter, they are bound to ceratin odd jobs also. Let’s look at the list where Hollywood actors and actresses are compelled to do specific roles.

1.Emily Blunt in Gulliver’s Travels

Emily Blunt in Gullivers Travels

Many might not know that Emily Blunt was the first choice of MCU for the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2. It was a tremendous opportunity for the young actress. However, before signing Devil Wears Prada movie contract with the Fox Star Studios, he had made a deal to Gulliver’s Travels. Unfortunately, Gulliver’s Travels and Iron Man 2 shooting dates collided, which made Emily Blunt give up her lucky chance.

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2.Marlon Brando in Desiree

Marlon Brando in Desiree

Marlon Brando jr. is one of the most famous actors and directors in the 90s. Due to his versatility as an actor, he was awarded oscar twice. However, not all the cards are aces, like that Brando had his complications with Hollywood. He had once backed off a film, The Egyptian, which he signed with the 20th century Fox. After that, he was charged a lawsuit by the production, due to which he was bound to another movie Desiree as compensation for the loss of the production house.

3.Edward Norton in The Italian Job

Edward Norton in The Italian Job

Edward Norton is a versatile actor who received multiple awards, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. He is having a big name in Hollywood and worldwide. He is also very popular for his role as the Incredible Hulk in the MCU. Edward had made a contract for three movies with the Paramount pictures. However, after two films ( Primal Fear and Fight Club), he backed off and started delaying the third movie for almost three years. After receiving a court order on behalf of Paramount Pictures, it made him do the third movie Italian Job. Though he was asked about the reasons for the delay, he never answered or gave any reasons.

4.Jennifer Garner in Elektra

Jennifer Garner in Elektra

2003 film Daredevil featuring Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, and Jennifer Garner as Elektra turned out to be one of the biggest flop movies for the Marvel Entertainment and Jennifer. After that movie, she had evident intentions not to do any other film with the same franchise. However, she ended up doing Elektra, which turned into a bigger flop than Daredevil.

5.Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe

It is a pretty similar story like Edward Norton, here also Channing Tatum signed a row of three movies with the Paramount Pictures, later on, he showed reluctancy in doing the third movie. It resulted in legal threats from the film company, which made him bound to do G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra.

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6.Keanu Reeves in The Watcher

Keanu Reeves in The Watcher

The very famous Keanu Reeves, who is now in rumors to do a movie with MCU’s Ghost Rider, had also faced a similar situation with the Watcher Movie. He denied working in the film  Watcher by reporting that he never signed a deal with the production house, and the signature on the contract was fabricated and forged. At last, he ended up doing the film without making it a big issue.

7.Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat

Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat

One of the biggest regret Mike Myers faced by not working in one of the films by Universal is quite unimaginable. Universal charged Mike Myers with a legal notice and made him feature as a cat in the movie The Cat in the Hat. After that movie, he became very popular among small children.

8.Roy Scheider in Jaws 2

Roy Scheider in Jaws 2

Roy Scheider had signed a contract of two movies with Universal (Jaws and the Deer Hunter). With not so good response from Jaws, he showed disinterest in doing the second movie and kept delaying the film. After facing a lot of pressure from the Universal, he finally agreed to go for the sequel Jaws 2. It turned out a flop movie, and on the contrary, the Deer Hunter was a super hit.

9.Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island

Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island

Geena Davis was the prey of the fight between her co-star, Michael Douglas, and the production house. Later on, his co-star walked out of the movie, leaving Geena Davis completely hopeless. Due to the completion of all her scenes in the movie, she was unable to back of. 

10.Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex

Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex

Caryn Elaine Johnson, also known as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress and a television personality. At first, she agreed for the film Theodore Rex, but due to some uncertain reasons, she declined the film. Producer Richard Gilbert Abramson charged legal notice against her, and she finally has seen in the movie Theodore Rex.

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