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June 14th, 2024 under Andy Cohen, Josh Brolin

We know the late Christopher Reeve as Superman. But that almost wasn’t the case.

James Brolin told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live yesterday that he was offered the role but turned it down.

The actor had several successful film roles in the early ’70s, like Skyjacked and West World, and said he “couldn’t see being in a red sock hanging up on wires, and them saying ‘That’s lunch.’ And I’m like, ‘Get me down. There were just a lot of things about it that I thought would change the direction of my career.”

While he does not regret turning down that role, he said that he regrets accepting the TV show Hotel from Aaron Sorkin and not holding out for the right film role after a two-year drought.

As someone who grew up watching The Amityville Horror and Marcus Welby, M.D., I think he made a mistake. Because his legacy is now being Mr. Barbra Steisdand and it could’ve been as something else.


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