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Famous films that nearly starred Brad Pitt

'Heathers' (1988)
Pitt auditioned for the part of Jason “J.D.” Dean but was turned down because he was considered too wholesome for the part of the murderous high school newcomer. Christian Slater took on the role eventually, and Brad Pitt steered clear of bad boy roles for a long time after the rejection. (Credit: Anchor Bay)

Famous films that nearly starred Brad Pitt

William Bradley Pitt, or Brad Pitt to you and me, is 50 years old today. He's one of the most recognisable movie stars in the world, but he could have been even more famous, had the fickle finger of fate pointed the actor in different ways over the years. He was linked with some of the most iconic film roles of the last 30 plus years, so lets take a look through the looking glass (with a little help from Photoshop) at some of the famous roles he could have played...