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Here Are 12 Roles That Didn’t Go To The Director’s First Choice

The directors of Hollywood movies discuss the stories of the actors and actresses who wish to work with them but that is not always the case. Here’s a list of actors who refused to do some famous acting roles.

12. Arnold Schwarzenegger As John McClane Acting Roles (Die Hard)

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At first, Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered by directors to play the character of John McClane the policeman. It was decided that the movie would be the sequel to Commando, his action movie from 1985. Iron Arnie rejected the idea for ethical purpose as the main villainous characters, portrayed as terrorists were with a German accent and Arnold Schwarzenegger had this accent too. Other people considered for this role were, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Don Johnson but Bruce Willis got this as his first action Acting Roles.

11. Tom Cruise As Tony Stark (Iron Man)

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Robert Downey Jr. fits so perfectly in the role of Tony Stark that it’s hard to imagine someone else playing the character instead of him. The story for the film started in 1990’s after Universal Studios bought the movie making rights. While Nicholas Cage expressed his interest, Tom Cruise was ready to play the Acting Roles of Tony Stark as well as produce the movie. The movie plot changed several times before its filming in 2006 and by then both the actors had already lost interest in the Acting Roles.

10. Will Smith As Neo (The Matrix)

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Because of Will Smith’s amazing Acting Roles in Men in Black, Independence Day and many more, the creator of the movie The Matrix wanted to cast him as Neo but the actor had a shortage of time. Will Smith said that he wasn’t enough mature to play a Acting Roles such as Neo. Other than him Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Ewan McGregor were potential candidates.

9. Matthew McConaughey As Jack Dawson (Titanic)

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Matthew McConaughey was considered for the role of Jack by James Cameron, director of the movie Titanic. The actor didn’t like the storyline of the movie and refused the role. James Cameron gave Matthew McConaughey a second chance but the actor didn’t even bother to answer the call. Leonardo DiCaprio was the second choice and it was one of the best career choices he ever made. Other than him Macaulay Culkin and Christian Bale applied for the Acting Roles of Jack.

8. Mel Gibson As Batman (Batman, 1989)

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Mel Gibson had more chances of playing the role of Batman instead of Micheal Keaton in the 1989 movie. Mel Gibson as the first choice was given the choice to play the role but he refused because according to him the movie wouldn’t have been that much popular. The movie turned out to $400  million success on box office. Bill Murray, Charlie Sheen, and Pierce Bronson were also considered for this Acting Roles.

7. Will Smith As Django (Django Unchained)

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Will Smith was offered the role of Django before Jamie Fox and agreed to play the role. Along with that, he asked them to rewrite some of the stories because he thought those features of the plot were more important. The scriptwriter refused to change the plot line and Will Smith refused to play the Acting Roles. Actors who tried to get this part included Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker, Idris Elba and Michael Williams.

6. Arnold Schwarzenegger As Dr. Robert Neville (I Am Legend)

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Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas were a potential candidate for the role of Dr. Robert Neville but Arnold Schwarzenegger finally got the Acting Roles. The plot at the start was dark, gloomy with almost no dialogues during the first hour.  The plot overall seemed really dull and the filming got canceled in 1990’s. in 2002 the project started again and this time with Will Smith as the hero and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the director for the movie.

5. Al Pacino As Edward Lewis (Pretty Woman)

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Anyone else playing the role Edward instead of Richard Gere seems like an impossible thing. But did you know Al Pacino could have been playing the role instead? Al Pacino and Julia Roberts even rehearsed together but later the actor realized that he didn’t have any interest in role or movie. Christopher Reeve, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Denzel Washington were also considered for the Acting Roles and in the in Julia Roberts convinced Richard Gere for the offer.

4. Diane Lane As Vivian (Pretty Woman)

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The female lead for Pretty Woman could also have been different. Julia Roberts was not the considerable choice by Disney so other famous actresses were invited to the company. Diane Lane was almost casted for the role but she had a small fight with the crew and refused to play the role. Michelle Pfeiffer was another candidate before Roberts and didn’t like the plot so at the end 21 years old Julia Roberts got the role of Vivian

3. Hugh Jackman As Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

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Anyone else as Jack Sparrow is a simple no. While Depp was built for this role, the role of Jack Sparrow was written for Hugh Jackman. The director refused to cast him because he was not famous in countries other than Australia. The role was then offered to Jim Carrey and McConaughey but they declined the role. Resulting in Depp being the best choice for Jack Sparrow

2. Dustin Hoffman As Michael Corleone (The Godfather)

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Warren Beatty and Robert Redford were the popular choice of Paramount and wanted them to star in the movie but they refused. Dustin Hoffman was then considered but he didn’t want to be in a mobster role. Francis Coppola thought that Al Pacino would be a good choice and tried to cast him even when he was not famous. The movie’s studio didn’t like the idea but still, the contract was signed before 3 weeks of filming.

1. Ryan Gosling As Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey)

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Christian Grey was a role wanted by many but it was really a challenge to choose the right actor. The main candidates were Robert Pattinson and Ryan Gosling. The director refused to case Pattinson because he thought Robert would not be the right choice for his role in Twilight. Ryan Gosling was not interested in the character and finally, Jamie Dorman got the role of Christian Grey.

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Here Are 13 False Pregnancy Myths to Help All Mothers-to-Be

There are many myths and misconceptions attached to pregnancy. Here are some of the most commonly believed in myths and reasons why they are not true:

1. Wide Hips Can Make Childbirth Easier:

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When people talk about wide hips in the context of childbirth they are usually referring to a wider ilium. However, the distance between the iliac crests and the size of the birth canal are totally unrelated. During childbirth, it is the hole in the middle of the pelvic bone that counts and it can be big or small irrelevant of the size of the hips.

2. The Size And Shape Of The Belly Can Tell Whether It’s A Boy Or A Girl:

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Most people try to guess the gender of the baby by looking at the shape of a pregnant woman’s belly. Although it will make things quite easier if it were true but it is not. The size and shape of the belly are affected by the size of the fetus and its position in the womb.

3. Frequent Ultrasounds Are Unsafe For The Baby:

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There is no scientific backing to the myth that getting an ultrasound could harm a mother or her unborn child. People often confuse ultrasound with radiation. Ultrasound is just high-frequency sound waves which produce an image on the screen after bouncing off of the fetus and are safe.

4. It’s Bad For The Baby To Lie On Your Stomach:

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The baby is well protected inside the muscular uterus and lying on the stomach would not harm it, as long as it feels comfortable.

5. Running While Pregnant Is Bad:Image result for pregnant woman running shutterstock

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Becoming pregnant does not mean you should give up running. As long as you have a safe pregnancy and your doctor gives you a go ahead, it is completely fine for you to continue running.

6. Morning Sickness Only Happens In The Morning And During The First Trimester:Image result for morning sickness shutterstock

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Majority of the pregnant women suffering from nausea but only a small percentage of it suffer it in the morning. It can be an all day thing and while for most women it does end after the first trimester for some it can go on until the time of delivery.

7. Lifting Your Arms Above Your Head Could Strangle The Baby:Image result

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Lifting your arms around your head cannot cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby’s neck. In fact, none of your movements can have an effect on the position of the umbilical cord and a lot of babies are born with the umbilical cord wound around their neck and is easily removed by the doctor.

8. You Would Have To Get Rid Of Your Cat:

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Cats can be the carrier of a rare birth defect causing disease called toxoplasmosis. However, this does not mean you have to say goodbye to your pet as soon as you get pregnant. It is recommended to avoid cleaning the litter box and if you do not have anyone to do it for you wear gloves while doing it and immediately wash your hands afterwards.

9. Pregnancy Is The Best Time Of The Life For All Women:

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The general conception goes round that being pregnant is the happiest time in a woman’s life. In reality, many pregnant can feel stressed, afraid and general feelings of unhappiness. A small percentage of women even suffer from symptoms of depression. This can happen due to the changing hormones in a woman’s body which ultimately affect the brain and mood center. If a woman experiences depressive symptoms it should be treated as it can have adverse effects on the health of the mother and baby.

10. It Is Okay To Drink Once In A While:

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When you drink alcohol while pregnant, so does your baby as it can pass freely through the placenta. This can increase the baby being born with some physical or mental birth defect. While it is hard to determine the safe amount of alcohol that can be consumed without harming the baby it is best to stay away from alcohol altogether during the course of pregnancy.

11. You Lose All Your Pregnancy Weight During The Delivery:

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The extra pregnancy weight gain is due to the amalgamation of the weight of the baby, placenta, breasts, the increased volumes of blood and body fluid in the body and some extra fat. While the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid is immediately lost after the delivery, it takes a couple of weeks to lose the weight gained by fluid and also fat depending on how much you gained.

12. A C-section Is The Easy Way Out:Image result

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When it comes to delivery there is no easy way out. Many pregnant women believe that a C-section is the less painful and safer way of delivery. However, in reality, a c section could be pretty painful as well the only difference is you feel the pain after the baby had been born, unlike the vaginal birth. It can also pose complications later and is only recommended by doctors when the benefits outweigh the dangers.

13. The Fetus Is Unaffected By The Outside Events:

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For a long time, it was believed that babies are born oblivious to their outside environment. In truth, babies can hear sounds and recognize their mother’s voice while inside the womb. They are also able to detect light and taste the food by licking the placental wall.

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Here Are 24 Tweets That Prove Pets Change Lives for the Better

Pets are amazing. They can easily become your best friend and these hilarious tweets prove that there is never a dull moment with them:

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Doesn’t looking at these make you want to get a pet.

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People Had Varying Opinions on This Artist Impression of “Realistically Proportioned Disney Princesses” and We Thought You Should Be Able To Form Your Own.

People’s opinions around the world often vary because of the different circumstances they live in. And living in a world with so many different kinds of people often means that they’ll conflict on matters from time to time. Something similar happened when an artist posted a picture of a what he thought “Realistically proportioned” Disney princesses would look like.

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The following comments followed and one woman, in particular, had a strong response,

 

several people seemed to agree with her,

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Other people soon started appearing in the comments box with their own opinions, an artist gave his expert opinion,

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This commenter made us all aware that Disney had been wrong in several respects,

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People continued discussing what body acceptance really was;

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Tell us what you think about the realistically proportioned Disney princesses in the comments!

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