All posts tagged: Julia Roberts

Iconic roles that nearly went to other actors

  Will Smith as Neo in The Matrix Oh, this almost happened. It’s always to fun to look at “what ifs” when it comes to movies. A great example is the above. Yes, Will Smith was originally cast to play Neo in The Matrix movies. A couple of interesting “what ifs” come out of this. First, how different would The Matrix be with Will Smith as the lead instead of Keanu Reeves? I mean it’s safe to say Keanu put his own “Keanu” spin on the role. Also how different (and by that I mean how much worse) would the movie Wild Wild West have been had Will Smith not been in it? Yes, Will Smith passed up The Matrix to do Wild Wild West. While, this move did not hurt Will Smith’s career at all, you can make the argument it was probably the best thing to ever happen to Keanu Reeves.   Molly Ringwald as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman It’s hard to picture anyone but Julia Roberts in this role but Molly Ringwald …

Cause why not?: Oscar Nominees Pose with Younger Selves

In honor of all these Oscar nominees, here are a few pics of them posing with their younger selves when they all looked a little better…except Jared Leto. Does that guy age? I mean he is 42. Yes, 42! How bad do you feel. Even Jennifer Lawrence looks way older in her picture and I’m pretty sure those pictures were taken 2 weeks apart! Oh well, enjoy the pictures.

Awesome Moments in TV History: Paul Shaffer has a question for Julia Roberts

Paul Shaffer is (and may possibly always be) the best band leader in Late Night. He is unbelievably talented musically and his chemistry with David Letterman is the stuff of legends. Most of Paul Shaffer’s funniest moments are based on the weird sounds he makes when Letterman makes quick joke (my favorite Paul Shaffer sound being: Mahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!). However, every now and then Shaffer would whip out a gem worthy of the ages and on a random night back in 2001 such a moment happened. Enjoy.