Below is a pop quiz designed to test your knowledge of both television and movies. The theme here is "roles", such as who played characters and who almost played characters.

Each question is straight up: either you know it or you don't (of course you could always guess). The "hints", however, are designed to help you figure out the answer before revealing it, without giving it away.

To reveal the hint or the answer to each question, highlight the white area immediately to the right of the word "HINT:" or "ANSWER:". Be careful not to highlight too much while looking at the hint and give away the answer. Good luck!

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1. Tom Selleck turned down what blockbuster movie role to stay with Magnum, P.I.?
HINT: His performance in High Road to China suggests he could have pulled it off.

ANSWER: Indiana Jones

2. Fred Dwyer (Hunter) and Julia Duffy (Newhart) almost landed the lead roles in what sitcom?
HINT: They would both later guest star as friends of those same lead characters.

ANSWER: Cheers

3. Pierce Brosnan turned down what movie role to stay with Remington Steele?
HINT: It didn't hold him back as much as you might think.

ANSWER: James Bond. The role instead went to Timothy Dalton, the man Brosnan would later replace.

4. Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman all turned down what early 70s movie role?
HINT: The role would eventually garner an Oscar nomination for a relative unknown.

ANSWER: Michael Corleone, eventually played by Al Pacino, in The Godfather.

5. The role of Dr. Malcom Crowe in The Sixth Sense, played by Bruce Willis, was written with what actor in mind?
HINT: He would star in M. Night Shyamalan's next film.

ANSWER: Bruce Willis. Shyamalan never expected to get him, but then figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

6. What actor almost turned down a classic role, stating "I want to show that the war was a bad place to be"?
HINT: It was a lead sitcom role.

ANSWER: Alan Alda. The role was Captain Hawkeye Pierce of M*A*S*H.

7. What actor read for the lead role in Splash but was discouraged by his agent from doing the film?
HINT: Given his 80s slump, this 70s and 90s star should have tried harder.

ANSWER: John Travolta

8. Which actor turned down the lead in WarGames to take a role in another film that was later cut?
HINT: The new role wasn't totally cut -- he did appear as a corpse.

ANSWER: Kevin Costner. The second movie was The Big Chill.

9. What legendary actor turned down the lead roles in The Dirty Dozen (later going to Lee Marvin) and Patton (later going to George C. Scott)?
HINT: He turned down the roles to do The Green Berets.

ANSWER: John Wayne

10. Which actor gained 40 pounds or more TWICE to play two different 80s movie roles?
HINT: Sylvester Stallone gained 40 pounds to star with him in 1997.

ANSWER: Robert De Niro. The roles were the aging Jake La Motta in Raging Bull and Al Capone in The Untouchables. The Stallone movie was Cop Land.

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