A Different Beloved Actor Almost Played Brad Pitt's Part

"The Lost City" is just the kind of adventure-romance film they don't usually make anymore.

It's a mid-budget, wholly original story, with A-list actors, a lovable himbo

a slapstick comedy that actually works, and a truly deranged villain played spectacularly by an unhinged Daniel Radcliffe.

It is the best movie of its kind since 1999's "The Mummy," in no small part thanks to its central romance

and the power of Brad Pitt. He plays a hyper-stylized, hyper-masculine

hyper-handsome adventurer you'd expect would be the star of a movie like this

Though Pitt is not a huge part of the film, he steals every scene he's in, and yet

we almost had a very different actor play the part — and now we really wish this actor had taken the role. 

What if, instead of an actor who was huge in the '90s, is going through a bit of a renaissance