Ho ho ho, he’s got a machine gun – can you believe that Sylvester Stallone was offered the role of John McClaine? It’s true, Bruce Willis was nowhere near the first choice to feature in Die Hard!
By the way, Die Hard 6 was confirmed recently and what we know is that the movie is a prequel sequel called “McClane”. In other words, the movie will explore John McClain in his twenties when he was a rookie NYPD cop but it switches back and forth with Willis featuring as a 60 year old McClane.
Anyway, here’s ten actors who were offered the role of John McClane before Bruce Willis:
7 Actors Who Turned Down the Part of John McClane in Die Hard
1. Sylvester Stallone – Rambo, Rocky & Cliffhanger
2. Harrison Ford – Star Wars, the Fugitive & Indiana Jones
3. Robert De Niro – Goodfellas, Cape Fear and the Godfather
4. Burt Reynolds – Deliverance, Boogie Nights, Smokey and the Bandit