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12 Actors Who Almost Had The Part

This undated black-and-white handout photo provided by Paramount and the Library of Congress shows Tom Hanks staring as Forre
This undated black-and-white handout photo provided by Paramount and the Library of Congress shows Tom Hanks staring as Forrest Gump. Bambi, Forrest Gump and Hannibal Lecter have at least one thing in common: Their cinematic adventures were chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the world's largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings. (AP Photo/Paramount, Library if Congess)

Casting a Hollywood film takes a great deal of patience, especially when a studio's first choice turns down a role.

From "Iron Man" to "Pretty Woman," some of the biggest hits may have had a totally different look if the lead roles hadn't been passed on by other actors. We've gathered 12 major roles that were recast — and the actors who missed out on and scored the part.

Take a look through the slideshow below to see who almost headlined these iconic films.

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12 Major Roles That Almost Went To Other Actors
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