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Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie Roles

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Josh Hartnett Passed on 'The Dark Knight,' 'Superman Returns' and 'Spider-Man'

Following the massive success of the 2001 films "Pearl Harbor" and "Black Hawk Down," Josh Hartnett was one of Hollywood's hottest commodities. The heartthrob recently revealed that he turned down playing three of the world's best known characters—Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.

It's a move he regrets "I've definitely said no to some of the wrong people...I learned my lesson when (writer and director) Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman. I decided it wasn't for me." Now older and wiser, Hartnett adds "I know now that I wouldn't turn something down just because it's a superhero role."

Over the past decade, Hartnett has mainly appeared in small independent films. He currently stars on the small screen in the Showtime series "Penny Dreadful."—XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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