5 Roles Christopher Reeve Turned Down After Superman

American Gigolo

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Richard Gere, the superman of American Gigolo.

Reeve recalled that he was offered the lead of American Gigolo at Paramount after John Travolta bailed out. He passed because the film wanted him in under a week, and “I wanted time to prepare.” The role went to Richard Gere, who would later snatch another role Reeve wanted… as you’ll soon see.

American Gigolo is back, of course, as a Showtime series, with Jon Bernthal taking on the role of the enigmatic Julian Kaye.

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