20 Actors Who Had To Fight Famous Friends For The Same Role

    There's no biz like showbiz, even when it puts you up against a friend.

    Hollywood is a fierce business that can put you up against anybody — even your friends.

    1. Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone both wanted to play Olive in Easy A.

    2. Taraji P. Henson could have handled being Olivia Pope in Scandal.

    3. ...so did Gabrielle Union.

    Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington posing together at a premiere

    4. John Krasinski and Chris Evans were both up for Captain America.

    5. Selma Blair could have been Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek.

    image of selma blair, sarah michelle gellar and katie holmes taking a photo

    6. Selma and Sarah Michelle also faced off for the role of Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar pose together at Race to Erase MS

    7. Either Leonardo DiCaprio or Matthew McConaughey could have starred in Titanic.

    8. DiCaprio also was offered the role of Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.

    Leonardo DiCaprio and mark wahlberg in a photo together

    9. Jon Hamm almost played Nick Dunn in Gone Girl.

    10. Tiffani Thiesen and Jenny Garth were friends when they both auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell.

    Tiffani Thiessen and Jenny Garth posing together at a party

    11. Mel Gibson could have been Marvel's Odin instead of Anthony Hopkins.

    12. Reese Witherspoon could have been Peggy Dodd in the 2012 film The Master.

    13. Charlie Cox and Tom Hiddleston became friends because of how they'd frequently compete for roles.

    14. Anne Hathaway was originally slated to play Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook.

    Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway posing with their Oscars

    15. Lucas Hedges frequently found himself up against Timothée Chalamet, like for the role of Tom in Interstellar.

    16. Gwyneth Paltrow also auditioned for the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park.

    Laura Dern and Gwyneth Paltrow hugging onstage at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    17. James Garner and Paul Newman competed to play the older Noah in The Notebook.

    18. Liam Neeson was originally considered for the role of President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln that Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar for.

    Liam Neeson posing next to Daniel Day Lewis

    19. Gwen Stefani is friends with Angelina Jolie and even was up against her for the role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

    20. Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig were both up to play 007.

    Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman at a Broadway premiere

    Do you think any of these movies went with the wrong pick? Sound off in the comments!

    21. Don’t miss Sam Claflin in the new rom-com Book of Love from BuzzFeed Studios, coming to Amazon Prime Video February 4 and Sky Cinema February 12.

    Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui standing on a street below the film's title