Actors who quit big roles for ridiculous reasons

[post_page_title]Mark Wahlberg thought that not having a lisp was a deal-breaker[/post_page_title]
Super dark psychological thriller Donnie Darko may not have been a commercial success when it was released, but critics loved and and it eventually became a cult favorite. Today, it’s hard to imagine anyone except a 19-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal in the starring role of the brooding, angsty Donnie, but originally the character may have had a Boston flavor.

Mark Wahlberg thought that not having a lisp was a deal-breaker

That’s right, Mark Wahlberg was very interested in playing the part, but for some unfathomable reason insisted on doing it with a lisp. Director Richard Kelly rightfully thought that was a dumb idea, and Wahlberg bowed out. Oh, what might have been…

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