I’ am sure there are many actors out there that regret not taking certain roles that could have defined their career; but for some reason they passed on the part. Here are a few such actors that turned down huge roles.
Molly Ringwald turned down the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman
Dana Delany turned down the role fo Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City
Darryl Hannah turned down the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman
Paul Shaffer turned down the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld
Gene Simmons turned down the role of Nick Hurley, Jennifer Beals love interest in Flashdance
Matthew Modine turned down the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun
Ray Liotta turned down a chance to audition for the lead in the 1989 Batman
Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke were both to play of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop but Rourke left due to production delays and Stallone left when his rewrite of the film was deemed to costly to produce.
Sylvester Stallone, Don Johnson and Harrison Ford all turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard