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Kevin Costner - The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983)

Kevin Costner was was set to play the man whose suicide draws the characters of the film, all former college friends, together. It was to be his big break. But all the flashback scenes Costner filmed were eventually dropped, leaving Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, Jeff Goldblum and William Hurt get on with the business of mourning his death.

23 Stars Who Were Cut From Their Own Movies

These stars found their work on the cutting room floor. We just hope they were paid up front.