There are countless tales of iconic movie roles that came close to featuring a different actor. Tom Selleck almost played Indiana Jones. Sandra Bullock was offered the lead (yes the Neo role) in The Matrix. Eric Stoltz was Marty McFly, at least for a few weeks, until he was replaced by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future.
But of all the alternate-universe, what-could-have-been castings, one of the strangest to consider is the original duo lined up for what would become the blockbuster buddy-cop action-comedy Bad Boys, which famously teamed the wise-cracking odd couple Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and was released 25 years ago today, on April 7, 1995.
The franchise-launching hit was almost headlined by Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz.
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