Famous Roles and the Actors Who Almost Played Them

We're excited to announce the launch of our first iPhone trivia application – Big Fat Lies! (available from iTunes). To get people in an App-downloading mood, this week's Lunchtime Quizzes will all be based on the game. Today's topic is casting – famous roles and the actors who almost played them. Of the two statements – one is true, the other absolutely false. Your job is to spot the Big Fat Lies!

1 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Lisa Kudrow was originally hired to play Roz Doyle on Frasier.
Helen Hunt was originally hired to play Diane Chambers on Cheers.
2 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Stuart Townsend was originally cast as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Daniel Day Lewis was originally cast as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
3 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Val Kilmer was nearly cast as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing.
Brad Pitt was nearly cast as Jareth in Labyrinth.
4 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Warren Beatty turned down the offer to play Superman in the 1978 film version.
Cary Grant turned down the offer to play James Bond in the 1962 film Dr. No.
5 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Emma Thompson was Kevin Smith's first choice to play God in Dogma.
Cher was originally cast as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (the movie).
6 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Jack Black was offered the role of Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Sean Connery was offered the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings.
7 of 10
Which statement is not true?
John Cusack was strongly considered for the role of John Bender in The Breakfast Club.
Charlie Sheen was strongly considered for the role of Steff in Pretty in Pink.
8 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Rue McClanahan was originally cast to play Rose Nylund and Betty White was supposed to play Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls.
Jean Smart was originally cast to play Suzanne Sugarbaker and Delta Burke was supposed to play Charlene Frazier Stillfield on Designing Women.
9 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix.
Tom Cruise was the first choice for the role of Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams.
10 of 10
Which statement is not true?
Matthew Broderick turned down the chance to play Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties.
Scott Baio was Robert Zemeckis' first choice to play Marty McFly in Back to the Future.