A wise man once said that experience is a hard teacher; it tests you first and teaches you the lesson after. With that in mind, let’s hope that the agents to these actors and actresses have been studying hard. It time to reveal the top 10 shoulda, woulda, coulda’s in Hollywood history…Mel Gibson as Gladiator, John Travolta as Forrest Gump...seems like a bunch of bad ideas in hindsight. So... at #4.
Tom Selleck: Indiana Jones. Tom Selleck was once given a choice: Magnum PI, or Indiana Jones. With both projects providing a scheduling clash, Selleck’s agent nobly said that Tom should honour his initial deal for Magnum PI, thus forgoing the chance to grab his fedora and whip (standard archaeology professor issued) and make one of the most successful franchises of all time. To add insult to injury, Magnum PI was later put on hold for 6 months due to a writer’s strike, meaning that Selleck could have been legging it from giant boulders after all. Still, at least he made An Innocent Man…http://www.halcyonmag.com/2011/09/04/top-10-%E2%80%9Csack-the-agent%E2%80%9D-casting-blunders/