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15 Stars Who Turned Down Oscar-Winning Roles!

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Screenwriter William Goldman once famously said, “nobody knows anything,” referring to how Hollywood has zero idea what will be good and what will be a train wreck.

So when an actor reads for a role in an upcoming movie, there’s no possible way they can predict if the part is worthy of an Oscar or not.

You just have to go with your gut. And for these 15 movie stars, their gut was DEAD WRONG!

We’ve put together some of the celebs who turned DOWN the chance at an Academy Award-winning performance.

What role did Julia Roberts say “no thanks” to that could have earned her Oscar #2??

Did Anne Hathaway miss out on winning TWO Academy Awards in one year??

And you won’t believe who producers originally wanted to play Forrest, Forrest Gump!

Ready to see who wishes they had a time machine so they could go back and say "YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES", to these Oscar-winning roles?

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Scarlett Johannson Gets Gorgeously Candid For BAFTA's 'Behind The Mask' Project!

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Who knew silly faces could be so gorgie!!

Scarlett Johannson definitely has something to smile for!

Well, aside from the fact that she gets to work with the hunky Chris Evans, ScarJo has plenty more to be happy about!

Like being a part of a the British Academy of Film & Television Arts' 'Behind the Mask' photography exhibition along with a number of entertainment's heavyweight actors!

Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, John Hurt, Thandie Newton, and Robert De Niro, just to name a few!

This new exhibit is a photographic census of hundreds of international actors and actresses that have won or been nominated for a BAFTA award.

How exciting! Considering she was snubbed for an Oscar, this is definitely something to be proud of!

Ch-ch-check out a few of the actors and actresses included in on this honor!

[Image via Andy Gotts/BAFTA.]

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Michael Douglas Wins The Golden Globe For Best Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie! Watch His Candelabra Costar Matt Damon Give Him The Award HERE!

Congratulations, Michael Douglas!

The Behind the Candelabra star has one more piece of glittering gold to put on his mantelpiece - the Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie!

He beat out an amazing group of actors, including Chiwetel Ejiofor for Dancing on the Edge, Idris Elba for Luther, and Al Pacino as Phil Spector!

But the real blow was to his own lover Candelabra costar Matt Damon! Or was the real blow to Melissa McCarthy?

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy Matt Damon present him with his well-earned award!

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American Hustle & 12 Years A Slave Lead Golden Globes Nominees! See Full List HERE!

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It looks like this year's Golden Globes will make history. Well, they'll make history rich with awards anyway!

Period pieces lead the way this year as the swingin' 70s set American Hustle and antebellum 12 Years A Slave lead the film nominations with seven each.

This includes another nod for Jennifer Lawrence, who won last year for Silver Linings Playbook. Go gurl!

See the full list of nominees …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Al Pacino Signs His Autograph On A Check To The IRS And Pays Off Tax Lien!

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We bet Al Pacino recently released a big old "hooah!"

Al was in some serious Heat after the State of California dealt him a tax lien in May. The actor apparently owed $31,706.04 in back taxes for the years of 2009 and 2011.

However, Al made them an offer they couldn't refuse: a check that quickly lifted the lien! What a Stand Up Guy!

Al probably didn't have to suffer any Insomnia over his debts, because as of July 31, the lien was released!

He certainly knows that you have to keep your friends close, but the IRS closer, and that it's not personal. It's strictly business.

We certainly hope that just when Al thinks he's out, they don't pull him back in again!

[Image via WENN.]

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Al Pacino Claims He Turned Down Major Roles In Star Wars, Die Hard, Pretty Woman, & More!!

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Al Pacino is one picky actor!!!

Throughout his career he’s turned down many HUGE roles that others have then snapped up and made into careers!

For instance, he turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars back in the day, saying:

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Bill Hader To Leave Saturday Night Live!! Bye-Bye Stefon!

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Noooooooooo!!!! How can it be?!

Bill Hader will be gracing the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend for the last time!

The HIGHlarious comedian confirmed his departure from the show and explained:

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