12 Iconic Roles That Were Almost Played by Someone Else

Rumer Willis as Serena van der Woodsen? Al Pacino as Han Solo? Johnny Depp as Ferris? You won't believe which stars were originally cast in your favorite films

JACK NICHOLSON: MICHAEL CORLEONE, THE GODFATHER

There are few films more iconic than 1972's The Godfather, in part because of Al Pacino's turn as mob boss Michael Corleone. But Nicholson actually turned down the role because he didn't feel he was the right fit. "Back then I believed that Indians should play Indians and Italians should play Italians," the actor, who would go on to play hit man Charley Partanna in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, told MovieLine. "There were a lot of actors who could have played Michael, myself included, but Al Pacino was Michael Corleone."