Hugh Jackman was almost 007.
The Australian actor opened up about what could have been in an interview with Variety. Jackman, who was sought as the replacement for Pierce Brosnan, said the scripts at the time were too “unbelievable.”
“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond,” Jackman recalled. “I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real.”