Here is a list of lucky actors who were considered 2nd-choice casting for classic movie roles. Some of the actors who were considered first were either too young or was not well-suited for the role, while others doubted their acting skills or had issues with payment. Whatever the reason, the actors' issue allowed their runner ups a chance to make it big. Most of these second choice stars were unknown or under-rated actors. Many castings that came off as the quintessential choice often were numbered second, third or even fourth on the 'possibles' list; For this reason, many classic movies became a hit and stars were born. These incredible casting lead accidents have made these films legendary over time. From the state of 'first and only choice', the casting directors ended up signing the last resort actors, but never to regret about it. These are the lucky stars who owe their successes to 2nd-choice casting. This list espouses the 'sour grapes' expression, Hollywood style.