These 5 Famous Actors Remember The Part Where They Got Rejected

Having regrets in life is common and for actors, regrets pops-up after they get rejected for a role in the movie industry. Even big actors like Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston regret slipping off from major roles due to certain reasons. From schedule mismatches to a horrible audition, the reasons could be anything.

No matter what success has been offered to them afterward, actors who faced rejections walk with regret for many years. With that said, here are the 5 famous actors who remember the part where they got rejected –

Chris Evans

Chris Evans is recognized as the heart of the Hollywood film industry. Popularly known as “Captain America”, the Marvel Cinematic Universe actor once got rejected to play a role opposite to Anthony Hopkins in Fracture. In an interview, Chris opened about it by saying “one of those moments where I might be able to turn a corner, and to lose that one… obviously, Ryan, if you’re going to lose to someone, lose to Ryan. But it was just one of those things where you think, ‘Man, this is tough.'”

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the prominent names in the film industry ever after her debut in 2010. But, surprisingly, Lawrence missed to play a major role in Alice In Wonderland, to which she referred her experience as ‘devastated.’ She said, “The only time I’ve ever been truly devastated by losing an audition – ’cause most of the time you’re like, ‘Ah, wasn’t meant to be, move on, what can you do?’ – was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. That one devastated me.”

Tom Hiddleston

One of the most famous and loved characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. But do you know that Hiddleston actually got into auditions to play Thor and not Loki? Apparently, after missing out on the opportunity, he won to play Loki as a consolation prize.

Timothee Chalamet


Chalamet has rapidly become the hottest young celebrity of the industry with his appearances in films like Little Woman, Call Me By Your Name, and Beautiful Boy. But before all the awards and recognition, he thought of giving it a chance to earn name and fame by playing Spiderman. As a result, he ended up getting into the auditions for playing Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War. But, it did not go well for Chalamet and he got panic. Later, he avoided the embarrassment and chosen to move forward, and kept working harder.

Brad Pitt


Will Smith was not the only actor who turned down The Matrix. Even megastars like Brad Pitt came forward to play Neo in the late-90s. But, he missed the opportunity. Brad Pitt said, “I did pass on The Matrix, but I took the red pill.”

Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

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