Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed and beloved actors, with a career spanning over three decades. Known for his chameleon-like ability to transform into any character, Depp has delivered unforgettable performances in a wide range of films.
Despite his fame and success, Depp has also faced personal and professional challenges. Still, his dedicated fan base continues to appreciate his talent and the unique charm he brings to each role. However, the actor has refused some roles that went on to become classics.
During an interview with Rolling Stones, Depp expressed his desire to be a part of the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster movie Titanic. Before Leonardo DiCaprio accepted Jack Dawson’s role in , several other renowned actors, such as Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Macaulay Culkin, Ethan Hawke, and Brad Pitt, were in the running. Depp refused the role because he felt the film’s 180-page script was too long.
When asked about a Titanic remake filmed entirely in a bathtub, Depp responded, ““
went on to become a timeless classic that captivated audiences around the world. The movie, directed by James Cameron, follows the story of a doomed romance between a wealthy socialite, Rose (played by Kate Winslet), and a poor artist, Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), aboard the infamous ship RMS Titanic. The film also became the highest-grossing movie of all time at the box office until its record was broken by Cameron’s own in 2009.
Titanic isn’t the only film that turned down. The actor has also refused some roles that could have further boosted his career. Apart from refusing to play Jack’s character in , the actor has also refused the highly-acclaimed 1999 film . Depp cited his busy schedule at the time as the reason. The role eventually went to Keanu Reeves, and the rest is history.
isn’t the only film where Depp’s and Reeves’ paths crossed. Depp was also offered the part of Jack Traven in 1994’s hit film . Similarly, Depp was also considered for the role of Johnny Utah in the action-thriller , but the producers chose Reeves instead for the role.
Another film that Johnny Depp could’ve been a part of was John Woo’s . Before Woo hired John Travolta for the part, Depp was in the running to play the part. Amusingly, Depp refused the role after reading the script and realizing that the film wasn’t about hockey.
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