Not Starring: 15 More Iconic Roles Turned Down by Celebs

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Diahann Carroll in The Omega Man

This gorgeous and elegant actress was the studio's first choice for playing plague survivor Lisa in this sci-fi classic (which was later remade into I am Legend starring Will Smith), but star Charlton Heston, who had a big say in casting, felt she wasn't "ghetto" enough for the part and wouldn't be able to relate to Lisa's experiences. It's called acting, Chuck!

(Photo: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Pictures)

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