They were so young when they were trying out for these roles, like a 15-year-old
Leonardo DiCaprio in 1990 trying out for a TV series based on "The
Outsiders," instead, the role went to "Mad Men's" Jay R.
Ferguson. It's also crazy what movie rolls the didn't get and how things could
have been. Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu Reeves all trying out for
1991's "Backdraft" (the role went to William Baldwin), Gwyneth
Paltrow and Helen Hunt trying out for the role Laura Dern ultimately won in 1993's
"Jurassic Park" and Nicole Kidman auditioning for 1991's
"Shattered" (a role that went to Greta Scacchi).