Clint Eastwood turned down ‘Superman’ and ‘James Bond roles’
London: Client Eastwood has revealed that he turned down roles like ‘Superman’ and ‘James Bond’ in his early career.
The veteran actor said that he was offered a huge sum to take over after Sean Connery stepped aside from the world’s most famous spy’s role, but he refused.
"This was after Sean Connery left. My lawyer represented Cubby Broccoli [who produce the Bond franchise] and he came and said, `They would love to have you. But to me, well, that was somebody else`s gig. That`s Sean`s deal. It didn`t feel right for me to be doing it," a news daily quoted the legendary star as saying.
Eastwood also disclosed in an interview with the LA Times that he was lined up to play Superman and was offered pretty good money for that as well but he decided that he was too old for the role of the saviour.
"I can remember – and this was many years ago – when Frank Wells (Warner Bros. President) came to me about doing Superman. So it could have happened. This was when they first started to think about making it. I was like, `Superman? Nah, nah, that`s not for me.` Not that there`s anything wrong with it. It`s for somebody, but not me," a news daily said.
Christopher Reeve played ‘Superman’ in three films before tragically breaking his neck in a riding accident and Connery returned to Bond’s role with a whopping 1-million-dollar deal with Diamonds.