Age doesn’t make you mature; experience does. (Léon: The Professional,1994)

Age doesn’t make you mature; experience does. (Léon: The Professional,1994)

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Natalie Portman almost played Juliet Capulet in Romeo + Juliet - Natalie Portman was only 13 years old when Baz Luhrmann cast her as the young Juliet Capulet in his Romeo + Juliet remake. But after the director saw Portman paired with Leonardo DiCaprio, who was eight years older than her at the time, they both agreed the age difference was simply too much. “It wasn’t appropriate in the eyes of the film company or the director, Baz,” Portman said.

16 Iconic Film Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Natalie Portman almost played Juliet Capulet in Romeo + Juliet - Natalie Portman was only 13 years old when Baz Luhrmann cast her as the young Juliet Capulet in his Romeo + Juliet remake. But after the director saw Portman paired with Leonardo DiCaprio, who was eight years older than her at the time, they both agreed the age difference was simply too much. “It wasn’t appropriate in the eyes of the film company or the director, Baz,” Portman said.

Oh so young. Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Photography: Steven Klein, @W, March 2008

Oh so young. Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Photography: Steven Klein, @W, March 2008

Anne Boleyn (The Other Boleyn Girl) -   Elizabeth I (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) -   Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette) - Queen Victoria (Young Victoria)

Anne Boleyn (The Other Boleyn Girl) - Elizabeth I (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) - Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette) - Queen Victoria (Young Victoria)

Who Am I? My first acting role came at the very young age of 13, but I still went on to Harvard to get a higher education. (Incidentally, one of my Harvard classmates was Mark Zuckerberg.) I did go back to acting, and had my biggest role yet!

Who Am I? My first acting role came at the very young age of 13, but I still went on to Harvard to get a higher education. (Incidentally, one of my Harvard classmates was Mark Zuckerberg.) I did go back to acting, and had my biggest role yet!

"Léon: The Professional" AKA "Léon" > 1994 > Directed by: Luc Besson > Thriller / Action Thriller / Coming-of-Age / Buddy Film / Crime / Drama

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"Léon: The Professional" AKA "Léon" > 1994 > Directed by: Luc Besson > Thriller / Action Thriller / Coming-of-Age / Buddy Film / Crime / Drama

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