Hollywood actors

Hollywood actors who starred in movies they didn’t want

Sometimes in life, we have to do jobs out of compulsion, even if we don’t want to do a specific task, the situation forces us to do it reluctantly. Big Hollywood stars and celebrities are no less than any ordinary human. They too are facing the same position, perhaps at different levels or different magnitude, but they go through the circumstances like any other ordinary man.

Making it big in Hollywood during the initial phase of your career is no small feat. Every celebrity has their struggles and issues before they make it big in Hollywood, and for bread and butter, they’re tied to some odd jobs, too. Let’s look at the list where Hollywood actors and actresses are forced to play specific roles.

1.Emily Blunt in Gulliver’s Travels

Emily Blunt in Gulliver’s Travels

Many may not know that Emily Blunt was the MCU’s first choice for the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2. It was a tremendous opportunity for the young actress. However, before signing the Devil Wears Prada movie deal with Fox Star Studios, he had a deal with Gulliver’s Travels. Unfortunately, the filming dates for Gulliver’s Travels and Iron Man 2 collided, causing Emily Blunt to give up on her 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 of the 90s. Due to his versatility as an actor, he received two Oscars. However, not all cards are aces, as Brando had his complications with Hollywood. He had once backed off from a film, The Egyptian, which he had signed with 20th Century Fox. After that, he was accused of a lawsuit by the production, due to which he was tied to another Desiree film 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 has received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award and three Oscar nominations. He has a big name in Hollywood and around the world. He is also very popular for his role as the Incredible Hulk in the MCU. Edward had a three-movie deal with Paramount Pictures. However, after two films (Primal Fear and Fight Club), he backed off and began delaying the third film for almost three years. After receiving a court order on behalf of Paramount Pictures, it got him to make the third Italian Job movie. Although he was asked the reasons for the delay, he never answered or gave any reasons.

4. Jennifer Garner in Elektra

Jennifer Garner in Elektra

The 2003 film Daredevil starring Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock and Jennifer Garner as Elektra proved to be one of the biggest flop films for Marvel Entertainment and Jennifer. After this film, she had obvious intentions not to do any other films with the same franchise. However, she ended up doing Elektra, which turned into a bigger flop than Daredevil.

5.Channing Tatum in GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

Channing Tatum in G.I. Joe

It’s quite a similar story to Edward Norton, here too Channing Tatum signed a three movie series with Paramount Pictures, later showed reluctance to do the third movie. This resulted in legal threats from the film company, which forced him to do GI 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 rumored to make a movie with the MCU’s Ghost Rider, had also faced a similar situation with the Movie Watcher. He denied working in the movie Watcher stating that he never signed an agreement with the production house and that the signature on the contract was fabricated and forged. Finally, he ended up making the movie without making a big deal out of it.

7.Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat

Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat

One of the biggest regrets Mike Myers has had to deal with not working in one of Universal’s movies is completely unimaginable. Universal accused Mike Myers of a legal opinion and featured him as a cat in the movie The cat in the hat. After this film, he became very popular among small children.

8.Roy Scheider in Jaws 2

Roy Scheider in Jaws 2

Roy Scheider had signed a two-film deal with Universal (Jaws and the Deer Hunter). With a not-so-good response from Jaws, he showed disinterest in doing the second film and continued to delay the film. After facing a lot of pressure from Universal, he finally agreed to opt for the sequel Jaws 2. It turned out to be 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 fell prey to the fight between her co-star, Michael Douglas, and the production house. Later, her co-star walked out of the film, leaving Geena Davis completely in despair. Due to completing all of her scenes in the film, she was unable to back down.

10. Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex

Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex

Caryn Elaine Johnson, also known as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress and television personality. At first she accepted the film Theodore Rex, but for uncertain reasons she turned down the film. Producer Richard Gilbert Abramson accused her of legal notice, and she eventually saw it in the movie Theodore Rex.