Mostly a great actor or actresses makes a role that end up nabbing that prestige little gold statue. Just Like Gene Hackman almost starred in The Silence of the Lambs in 1991, and Richard Gere let go of Wall Street in 1987.
But what about more deeper and shopesticated choices of recent years ? We, Team Ignoredone had made research on stars who could’ve won Oscar Awards in 2000s but it handed over to other actor and actresses
Gael García Bernal
Dallas Buyers Club is an American biographical drama released in 2013. Gael García Bernal considered the co-leading role but did not close the deal; Jared Leto took the title role instead and got an Oscar for the Best Supporting Role.
Monster’s Ball is an American Drama film released in 2001. Halle Berry won an Oscar for Best Leading Actress in the play. However, the award could have gone to Angela Bassett instead, but she refused the role because the character was stereotypical of black women.
Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for this historical biography (as the Best Actor in the Leading Role), but it could have been Liam Neeson standing in his place. However, after waiting for years for the project to start, Neeson suddenly felt that the script did not have any relationship with him, said in an interview with GQ.
The oscar for best leading actress went to Jennifer Lawrence for acting in the 2012 rom-com drama “Silver Lining”, though it could have been Anna Hathaway. Unfortunately, she was committed to “The Dark Knight Rises” when the project started.