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10 Actors Who Thought OTHER Actors Were Better For Their Role

These actors knew they weren't the best choice.

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Casting in Hollywood can be a thorny thicket at the best of times, for as much as an inspired casting decision speaks for itself, often it feels like filmmakers are just throwing darts at a board and hoping for the best.

And this isn't a fact that's lost on actors themselves, who while usually grateful for the work, have occasionally admitted how utterly wrong they felt for a part.

This typically comes down to actors feeling that older or more physically suitable performers should've taken the part instead, and very occasionally, they'll even single out a specific actor who they felt was more appropriate.

Whatever their reasoning, though, these 10 actors all felt that they weren't really the tightest fit for their respective roles, even if they forged ahead regardless and, in many cases, even ended up receiving major awards acclaim - and even Oscar wins - for their work.

As much as A-list actors might so often seem like indefatigable pillars of confident self-assurance, this lot were well aware there were probably "better" choices out there...

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