10 Actors/Actresses Completely Cut From Movies After Filming
There are few things as exciting for actors as booking a great role. Sure, the accolades that may come from a final product are icing on the cake, but to be validated by being placed in a great movie…? That’s the brass ring. Unfortunately, for many actors and actresses–everyone on this list–this great achievement came with a call before the film was released: “The majority/all of your footage has been cut from the film.” It’s the nature of the beast. Here are 10 actors and actresses who were completely cut from movies after filming.
10. Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller had the role of Catherine Grieg in the American crime film, Black Mass; however, her scenes were cut from the movie. According to director Scott Cooper, Miller was fantastic as Grieg, but the decision was made at the last minute to focus on Johnny Depp’s character Whitey Bulgar’s earlier life, so she had to go. “It came down to narrative choices,” Cooper said. Bulgar’s later years as a fugitive with Greig were considered “less dramatic.”
9. Kevin Costner – The Big Chill
Before the name Kevin Costner craned necks and perked ears, he was a fella trying to make it big in entertainment. He thought he’d arrived when he booked a role in The Big Chill, starring some of the biggest actors and actresses of the day. And who would Kevin play? The friend who died, causing everyone to come back for his funeral. Regarding the original script, there were apparently some scenes for Kevin, before the audience would see him at the funeral, however it was all cut. Heck, they didn’t even show his face at the funeral. The only part of Kevin that made it into the film were his wrists and hands if remembered correctly. It was… a thing people talked about. “Who was it?” “I wonder what he looked like.” It was smart by the filmmakers, but sucked for Kevin. Either way, he eventually got his due.