Leonardo DiCaprio Could have Been Spiderman — Should He Have Kept Mum?
Movieline asked Leonardo DiCaprio about the roles he turned down, and there are quite a few. Most notable, was that of Spiderman, which eventually went to Tobey Maguire. DiCaprio said that he, “didn’t feel ready to put on that suit yet.” As much as I love knowing the back-story behind great movies, I don’t think that actors should talk about it. When you admit to having turned something down, you make the guy that got the part look like a second-rate leftover. I’m sure DiCaprio meant nothing by his admission, given that he and Tobey Maguire are friends, but it still does not sit well with me. Remember that whole Scarlett Johansson/Christina Hendricks debacle?