33 Recasts and Reshoots Responsible for Classic Works of Cinema

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33 Recasts and Reshoots Responsible for Classic Works of Cinema

All the planning and money in the world can go down the drain if a presumed blockbuster isn't filmed or cast quite right. Thankfully, these films were willing to go back to the drawing board to make cinema history.

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MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS JAWS FROM LAUGHS TO SCREAMS. After audiences laughed at the cheap-looking shark, Steven Spielberg took a less is more approach to build suspense, and added character beats that spoke about how scary the shark is. You know what they say: Tell, don't show. CRACKED

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MOVIES SAVED BY RESHOOTS ROCKY KADNYSYN MEFICO.1 ROCKY ORIGINALLY GAVE UP! Test audiences hated the original, much darker plot, and the fact that Rocky gave up in the fight with Apollo Creed. The now iconic ending where Rocky goes the distance is a reshoot! CRACKED

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HEATH LEDGER PASSED ON THE ROLE OF SPIDER-MAN. CRACKED.COM According to his agent, Ledger was offered the role of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, but Ledger felt the role was wrong for him and rejected it because he felt he would be taking away somebody else's dream job. So instead of watching Ledger swatting out the dumpster fire that was Spider-Man 3, we got his legendary Joker performance.

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33 Recasts and Reshoots Responsible for Classic Works of Cinema

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SETH ROGEN AUDITIONED FOR DWIGHT ON THE OFFICE. CRACKED.COM sletter S N inci и A bonus feature on the box set for Season 9 of The Office revealed the previously unseen tape of Rogen's audition for the role of Dwight. The show's producers ultimately decided Rainn Wilson was better Dunder-Mifflin material. But hey, Rogen avoided Jim's Jell-0 prank. So there's that.

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NATASHA LYONNE PASSED ON BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. CRACKED.COM During her Slums of Beverly Hills breakthrough years, Lyonne was offered many roles that didn't interest her. One of them was Buffy, which she turned down because she didn't like the vampire part of the show, and because she wasn't interested in doing TV at the time. Lyonne says her mother asked her for two things: to get implants and to play Buffy. She disappointed her on both fronts.

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DAVID SCHWIMMER WAS NEARLY AGENT J CRACKED.COM IN MEN IN BLACK. While playing Ross on Friends, Schwimmer was offered the role of Agent J before it was given to Will Smith. Schwimmer turned it down because of a prior commitment with a small theater company he and his college friends had founded. So presumably we missed out on Agent к learning to pivot.

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MARILYN MONROE COULD HAVE STARRED IN CRACKED.COM BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Truman Capote's novel had a more tragic tone than the Paramount production, and the author always pictured the character of Holly as a blonde. However, producers chose to put a more positive, innocent spin on the role, and chose Audrey Hepburn. And just like that, the world missed out on a breathy, sultry rendition of Moon River.

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