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John Lithgow Could Have Played the Joker

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It's hard to imagine anyone else besides Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Tim Burton's Batman, but as it turns out, he wasn't actually Burton's first choice. Instead, John Lithgow was his first choice. Lithgow turned down the role (as did Jack Nicholson at first), but now he regrets it, saying he had no idea the role would be so big. I'm sure it also didn't hurt that thanks to a profit-sharing agreement, Nicholson earned an amazing $50 million from the film.

You can read what John Lithgow had to say about the whole thing on Vulture.


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Yeah, it seems strange, but he was great in Dexter -so creepy. But then, that balance of creepy and charming/smiley is pretty hard to pull off. Robin Williams also almost got the role and I could imagine that being really cool.
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