These 6 stars “screwed up” in the casting of a great movie: Tom Holland, Leonardo DiCaprio, Henry Cavill…


You can be one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and completely ruin the cast of a big production. The proof of 6 with, in particular, the bad experiences lived by Tom Holland, Leonardo DiCaprio and Henry Cavill…

Do you know the amazing common ground that Tom Holland, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jake Gyllenhaal share? ? These three actors may be top-notch, but that didn’t stop them. Completely “ruining” the casting of a big production! We take you behind the scenes of Hollywood’s biggest failings, including the misadventures of Henry Cavill, George Clooney and Nicholas Hoult.

Tom Holland ‘Ruined’ His Star Wars Audition!

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Before donning the Spider-Man costume, the young Briton tom holland He was very close to starring in the intergalactic saga of Star Wars. But casting him for The Force Awakens didn’t go exactly as planned, as the actor couldn’t stop laughing at his co-star he was playing… an android!

“I remember my casting for Star Wars, I had already done four or five auditions, I think it was for the role of John Boyega,” says Tom Holland. to the backstage microphone. “I remember playing this scene with a woman playing the android. I was like, ‘We have to get back to the ship!’ and she was like, ‘Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.’

“I couldn’t stop laughing, I thought it was so funny,” the actor continues. “And I felt really bad, because she was trying her best to play a convincing android. Obviously, I didn’t get the part. It wasn’t my best professional moment.”

Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Ruined’ His Moulin Rouge Audition!


After starring in Romeo + Juliet, the young Leonardo Dicaprio he almost reunited with director Baz Luhrmann for the musical Moulin Rouge. Small problem of importance that cost Leo the role of the poet Christian (eventually relegated to Ewan McGregor): he can’t sing! In an interview awarded to Variety in 2014Says DiCaprio: “To be honest, I’m not really ready to do a musical for the simple reason that I have an awful voice. But we still auditioned, there was Baz, a pianist, and I, we tried to do a song together. Really.” It didn’t go well. I think it was the song ‘Lean On Me’, and when I went for the top note, Baz came back to me.”

The director, honest and very effective, then launched at the Hollywood star: “Leo, I don’t know if this conversation should continue.” The two men will remain on very good terms, meeting again nearly two decades later for Gatsby the Magnificent. A movie where DiCaprio doesn’t sing.

Jake Gyllenhaal ‘ruined’ his Lord of the Rings audition!

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Jake Gyllenhaal, currently starring in the action thriller Ambulance, almost starred in… The Lord of the Rings! And not just any role, since in the late 1990s, the actor auditioned for the Hobbit character Frodo, which will eventually be filled by Elijah Wood.

on the set of Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actor explained that he had a particularly difficult audition because he had not been told that he had to say his lines with an accent. Peter Jackson, the director of the cult movie saga, did not go overboard with the star. “You are the worst actor I have ever seen in my life! Did someone tell you that you were supposed to have an accent for this part?” He turned to poor Jack.

When Gyllenhaal replied to Jackson that no one had told him that little detail after all, the New Zealand filmmaker advised him… to change agents quickly!

Henry Cavill ‘Ruined’ His Casino Royale Audition!

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In 2006, henry cavill, now world famous for his incarnation of Superman, passed the casting of… James Bond! But his audition to play the role of 007 in Casino Royale turned out to be a bitter failure, as the British actor was not physically fit. In an interview given au People magazine, Henry Cavill says, “I remember Martin Campbell, the director, telling me I was a little chubby. At the time, I didn’t know how to prepare, how to go on a diet. I’m glad Martin said that, I’m receptive when they tell me real things, it makes me progress and be better. His impressive Superman physique a few years later proves that Cavill really is a fast learner.

George Clooney ‘Ruined’ His Dracula Audition!

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George Clooney in the cast of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula? It happened very close, the American actor passed an audition to act in the feature film released in theaters in 1993. Problem: he passed this audition… drunk!

“I auditioned for Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, I was supposed to play a drunk guy, and I came to the casting very drunk, thinking that would be the best way to do it,” recalls the actor. on the mic at IBTimes. “After the casting, Coppola called my agent and said, ‘I was drunk!’ It didn’t work out.”

Nicholas Hoult ‘Ruined’ His Chronicles of Narnia Audition!


British actor Nicholas Houltmemy fawn of the X-Men saga, he passed the casting to play Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia saga. And he has a rather nightmarish memory of it. The reason: his total lack of a Spanish accent. “One of the worst auditions of my life was definitely Prince Caspian,” says Nicholas Hoult. on the mic at Entertainment Weekland. “They asked me if I could do a Hispanic accent. I asked them what I should base it on and they said, ‘Have you seen Shrek? Puss in Boots.'” “I did the scene, but in every sentence I tried to do my Antonio Banderas,” the actor continues. “It was horrible. He was more like Borat.” Nicholas Hoult logically won’t be cast, the role of Prince Caspian will ultimately go to Ben Barnes.


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