10 Actors Who Became Famous for Roles That Don Knotts Turned Down

This piece originally appeared on Robot Butt here: 10 Actors Who Became Famous for Roles That Don Knotts Turned Down

Roger Moore – James Bond, Live and Let Die (1973)

John Travolta – Danny Zuko, Grease (1978)

Alan Rickman – Hans Gruber, Die Hard (1988)

Ralph Fiennes – Amon Göth, Schindler’s List (1993)

Ewan McGregor – Mark Renton, Trainspotting (1996)

Mark Wahlberg – Dirk Diggler, Boogie Nights (1997)

Zhang Ziyi – Jen Yu, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Michael Clarke Duncan – John Coffey, The Green Mile (1999)

Viggo Mortensen – Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Rachel McAdams – Regina George, Mean Girls (2004)