17 Actors Who Fought Super Hard To Get Cast In A Role That I Literally Could Not Imagine Anyone Else Playing Now

    I can't believe anyone doubted these iconic actors!

    Some actors are chased after for roles — like Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.

    Scarlett leaning on Bill's shoulder in the film

    But other actors have to fight to get cast in a role they know they're right for — here are 17 examples of actors who fought tooth and nail to get a part!

    1. Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

    Ally singing "Shallow" onstage

    2. Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad

    Aaron in a car

    3. Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone

    Jennifer in the film with a horse

    4. Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians

    Eleanor touching Rachel's face in the film

    5. Patrick Swayze in Ghost

    Patrick in the film

    6. Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost

    Whoopi with Patrick in the film

    7. Winona Ryder in Heathers

    Winona holding a gun in the film

    8. Marlon Brando in The Godfather

    Marlon in the film at the wedding in his office

    9. Dev Patel in Lion

    Dev in the film

    10. Kate Winslet in Titanic

    Rose looking up at the ship

    11. Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy

    Bautista as Drax in the film

    12. Lisa Kudrow in Friends

    Phoebe sitting with Joey on the couch

    13. Taylor Lautner in Twilight: New Moon

    14. Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

    Deadpool in the first film

    15. Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde

    Reese as Elle in court in the film

    16. Lili Reinhart in Riverdale

    Lili Reinhart as Betty at Pop's on Riverdale

    17. And finally, Mahershala Ali in True Detective

    Ali in the show