Many of you probably are already aware of this website, but I just discovered it today. Since it is my blog, I am going to post it.
Notstarring.com gives lists of roles in movies that stars did not get, or were offered but rejected.
I have often played out scenes or movies in my mind starring different people, trying to imagine what it would be like if the other actor considered got the part. I often base that alternate outcome on information gleaned from DVD extras. This website will feed that little excercise in imagination even more.
The thing is, in 98% of all cases, I determine the movie in question would not have been as good had the other person got the role.Whether that is a sign of preferring what I am used to, or astute cast directing in Hollywood, I cannot say.
I can say that so far the most interesting fact I have found from the site is that J-Lo wanted the part of Lucilla in Gladiator, but of course did not get it.
Somewhere in that statement there is a joke involving the term "gluteus maximus". But I am not going to present here.