Tom Selleck Nearly Played Indiana Jones
Additionally, Selleck also had a prior commitment to “Magnum PI” when he auditioned for “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” His audition was great and his career likely would have turned out very differently had he ended up in the role. He still became a leading man of the time period, but on television instead of the big screen.
This is coming on the heels of more current news that Ian Somerhalder will not be playing Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The role of Christian Grey is unlikely to become as iconic as that of Indiana Jones and Solerhalder will likely go on to do greater things. Like Selleck, he is currently busy on the set of a television show, “Vampire Diaries.”