Will Smith As Neo!? Celebs Who Lost Out On Major Acting Roles That Made Someone Else Blow Up

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Denzel Was Offered Lead Roles In Se7en and Michael Clayton

Denzel was approached about playing David Mills in the David Fincher-directed film, Se7en. However, Washington felt the story, about finding a serial killer whose murders are in line with the seven deadly sins, was too dark. Brad Pitt would be picked after the fact. As for the lead role in Michael Clayton, which George Clooney won an Academy Award for, this is what happened: “With ‘Clayton,’ it was the best material I had read in a long time, but I was nervous about a first-time director, and I was wrong. It happens.”

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