06 Mar, 2023


Keanu Reeves Left Matrix Films after Johnny Depp Rejected Offers

By FactsWow Team

The World Has Been Entertained By Depp

For almost 40 years, Johnny Depp has been entertaining the world as Glen Lantz in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). 

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One Of His Most Well-known Roles

Over the last four decades, he is best known for his role in Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lone Ranger.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Matthew Broderick became popular throughout Hollywood because of John Hughes' high school comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The role had been considered for several megastars in the making before he landed it, including Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp. 

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Unfortunately, He Was Not Available

In 2002, Depp told Inside the Actors Studio he had been considered for Ferris but couldn't take it on because he wasn't available.

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Sin City

There are many big and small familiar faces in roles in Robert Rodriguez's neo-noir crime anthology film - an adaptation of Miller's Sin City comic book. 

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The Role Of Depp Would Have Been Pivotal

It was also possible that Johnny Depp would have played a pivotal role in this 2005 film as he was all set to play Jackie Boy. However, he declined because of an existing commitment. Benicio Del Toro was chosen to play the lead role in the ensemble movie.

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There are still nail-biting action scenes in Jan de Bont's 1994 film, which stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock. 

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An Action Movie In Which He Starred

Although Johnny Depp could have starred in the action movie, it was a classic now and could have been considered one of the biggest in the 90s, but he turned it down. Reeves landed the role and gained a new set of starlets.

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Mr & Mrs Smith

If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hadn't starred in Doug Liman's Mr and Mrs Smith, we would have never learned about their relationship. 

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The Film Is Supposed To Star Her

Originally, Johnny Depp was supposed to star in the film, but Pitt turned it down due to the number of competing films he had on his plate. The film is about two professional killers who wed unwittingly.


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