8 Major Roles Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down
Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio won Oscar award! He has starred in many famous films. However, there are few great roles that you will be surprised to hear Leonardo turned down. Here we have a list of who he could have played.
1. Anakin Skywalker: Star Wars
Leonardo was invited to play the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, while he turned the role down and gave way to Hayden Christensen. It is good for him because the role may damage his career, given Star Wars movie has received poor reception.
2. Neo: The Matrix
Leo was originally offered the role of Neo in Matrix, while he turned it down because he was not a fan of too many special effects. It is hard to imagine that the role of Neo was played by Keanu Reeves. And this film has brought Reeves lots of success.
3. Camerlango McKenna: Angels & Demons
Tom Hanks offered the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angles & Demons to Leo after have worked with him in the film Catch Me If You Can. However, Leo turned the role down and finally Ewan McGregor was chosen to play the role to take the place of Leo.
Leonardo DiCaprio was almost a superhero. Can you imagine that Leo played the role of Spiderman? Although we didn't see him as much of a hero, he was invited to played the role of the Spiderman, however, he turned it down.
5. Colonel Landa: Inglorious Basterds
Leo was also asked to play the Nazi Colonel Landa in the Inglorious Basterds in 2009, but he turned the role down. It is a good thing for him to decide not to take the part in this film. Finally, this role was played by Christoph Waltz, and this role has brought him numerous awards.
6. Robin: Batman Forever
Another chance Leo was given the role to play the superhero or at least a hero's sidekick. However, it seemed that he didn’t like this role, turned it down and walked away. It will be a good thing for Leo to refuse the role of Batman because Batman Forever was once judged as one of the worst Batman movies.
7. Dirk Diggler: Boogie Nights
Actually, the leading role of Dirk Diggler was initially given to Leo while he refused the role and decided to play the role of Jack in Titanic instead. What a good choice for Leonardo DiCaprio! Finally, the role was played by Mark Wahlberg. And the film is now one of the most known films for Wahlberg.
8. Steve Jobs
He was also given the role to play Apple genius Steve Jobs in his 2015 biopic. Many people want to try for the role of Jobs, but Leo DiCaprio eventually quit the race and finally Ashton Kutcher was cast the role.