Jim Carrey – ‘Edward Scissorhands’
Johnny Depp was able to land the lead role of Edward in Edward Scissorhands. However, quite a few talented actors passed up the role before Depp got his chance. The actors who were considered included Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. Carrey was a struggling actor at that time, reportedly auditioning more than once for the role. However, Carrey was considered lacking in terms of his dramatic acting experience, hence, the role went to Johnny Depp instead. We bet he would have given an inadvertent comedic turn to Edward Scissorhands if cast.