Clint Eastwood Passed On Playing Superman, John McClane, Bond, And Apocalypse Now
Just as it's hard to imagine anyone besides Clint Eastwood playing Dirty Harry or The Man With No Name, it's difficult to envision Eastwood playing John McClane in Die Hard, the Man of Steel, or James Bond. Yet, apparently, all those roles were on the table for Eastwood at different points in his career. As MTV News reported, Eastwood was approached to play Superman, but he said, "Superman? Nah, that's not for me." He didn't think it was a bad role, but he thought it was for "somebody" else. Similarly, as Collider reported, Eastwood was offered James Bond, but he turned it down, claiming it "didn't feel right" to take it shortly after Sean Connery's departure.