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Tom Selleck, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ — Actors Who Almost Played Famous Roles

Tom Selleck and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
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Of course, Connery appeared in the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,’ but can you picture Tom Selleck in the title role? Selleck was originally cast as the dashing archeologist in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ but had to turn down the role because of his contractual obligation to his hit show ‘Magnum P.I.’ Harrison Ford, who was Spielberg’s first choice, took over, and movie history was spared an Indiana Jones with a sweet ‘stache.


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