We all love watching our favorite actors on-screen even if they have very limited screen time. But what if your favourite actor is cast in for an exciting project, shot his scenes and then cut off from the final cut? Heartbreaking, right? Yes, indeed. But it’s not uncommon in Hollywood. The reasons as to why a certain actor is being cut off from the film after working on it could vary. It might be the studio interference or dispute with regards to the various versions of the film, maybe the director felt the actor was miscast midway through the film or, as it happens most often, time constraints. So let’s take a look at the list of 15 famous actors who were cut from movies.
15. Ethan Hawke – Total Recall (2012)
Len Wiseman’s remake of the famous Paul Verhoeven sci-fi flick originally had Ethan Hawke play a small part. The actor appeared as Carl Hauser before his physical appearance was altered by the UFB that turned him into Quaid. However, his part was cut out by Wiseman as he felt it would over complicate the film and so the theatrical version did not feature Hawke but he does appear in the extended director’s cut. It wasn’t a bad decision because Hawke’s part may have further wrecked the story with more convoluted drama and so Wiseman was right here.
14. Ellen Pompeo – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)