It’s hard to imagine any actor but Jennifer Aniston playing Rachel from Friends, or someone else narrating the deepest, darkest thoughts of a vigilante serial killer instead of Michael C. Hall as Dexter.
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But while some actors helped make the roles they played iconic ones, they weren’t always the first choice to fill the shoes. Here are 11 actors who famously turned down major TV roles, and might just have kicked themselves for it. Some on the list might surprise you.