Actors Who Almost Got the Part

12:55 AM PDT, August 18, 2014

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Will Smith

Will Smith turned down Jamie Foxx's part in Django Unchained because he "needed to be the lead." "Django wasn't the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!," he tells Entertainment Weekly about Christoph Waltz's Oscar-winning bounty hunter role. But Smith has no hard feelings toward director Quentin Tarantino. "I thought it was brilliant," he says of the film. "Just not for me." 

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