20 Actors Who Turned Down Big Roles

Matthew Broderick

2. Matthew Broderick (Walter White in “Breaking Bad”)

The role of chemistry teacher and the meth kingpin Walter White on AMC’s biggest series “Breaking Bad” was first rumored to be played by Matthew Broderick, along with actor John Cusack. However, Bryan Cranston got the role of Walter White and he was undoubtedly the best choice for this role. Cranston managed to present Walter White’s personality and emotions in most realistic and convincing way.