I can’t believe anyone doubted these iconic actors!
Some actors are chased after for roles — like Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.
But other actors have to fight to get cast in a role they know they’re right for — here are 17 examples of actors who fought tooth and nail to get a part!
Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians
Patrick Swayze in Ghost
Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost
Winona Ryder in Heathers
Marlon Brando in The Godfather
Dev Patel in Lion
Kate Winslet in Titanic
Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy
Lisa Kudrow in Friends
Taylor Lautner in Twilight: New Moon
Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool
Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
Lili Reinhart in Riverdale
And finally, Mahershala Ali in True Detective
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