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.”