It's not unusual for no-name actors to have their scenes cut from major motion pictures; it happens for a variety of reasons: sometimes, the scene is deemed unnecessary, whereas other times, the script calls for a last minute rewrite. So, if you've ever wondered if it's just starving actors that get their scenes cut, it turns out the answer is no.There have been countless instances of some of the most famous actors of our time winding up on the deleted scenes reel of some of the best (and worst) movies of recent years. Below, are 20 instances of famous actors whose scenes were deleted from movies.
- Photo: Warner BrothersThe "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress was cast in the 1998 Chevy Chase film Funny Farm, but all of her scenes were cut from the final draft.
- Photo: Warner BrothersThe late, great James Gandolfini was scheduled to appear in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but his scenes were ultimately removed from the picture. The "Sopranos" star was cast to play a love interest to Sandra Bullock's character, but the scenes never saw the light of day.
- Photo: Miramax FilmsSteven Tyler's progeny shot scenes for the Woody Allen film Everyone Says I Love You, but her scenes did not appear in the final cut. Tyler played the love interest of Lucas Haas, but her scenes were eliminated from the film.
- Photo: Universal PicturesEric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, but when Robert Zemeckis determined Stoltz was wrong for the part, the director cut his scenes and reshot the film with Michael J. Fox.