Find Out Which Celebrities Turned Down These Iconic Blockbuster Roles
John Travolta | Forrest Gump – Forrest Gump
Another case of missed opportunity was when John Travolta turned his back on playing Forrest Gump. Actually, it wasn’t the first time Travolta said no to a character that went high up on sales and gathered an impressive credit score. American Gigolo was first offered to Travolta, but he was not interested and later landed on the lap of Richard Gere. Then came Forrest Gump, which became a fan favorite and landed Tom Hanks an Oscar.
Travolta claims that he doesn’t feel any regret for his decision. He went on to say that while he turned down those opportunities, he made something equally satisfying. True enough, Travolta turned down Forrest Gump to star in Pulp Fiction. The said movie was a massive hit and gave Travolta the right boost to revive his career. Likewise, it also landed him a nomination for an Oscar.