Actors Who Almost Got the Part
11:55 PM PDT, July 22, 2014
Tom Selleck admits that he was offered the role of Indiana Jones, but he insists that he didn't turn it down. Setting the record straight on the Late Show With David Letterman on March 5, 2014, Selleck explains, "They held the offer out about a month. And the more they held out the offer and talked to the network, the more the network said, 'no…' So I go to Hawaii to start Magnum [P.I.], the actors go on strike, and I had given my deposit to a landlady and I couldn't afford a security deposit. So I start working as a handy man, in Hawaii, with no job. And guess who comes to Hawaii to finish their movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark. So I could've done them both." WATCH.
Selleck added that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford is "kinda sick of this story."