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I Turned Down Role In 'The Green Mile'

Related Topics: Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Hanks

Did you know Shaquille O'Neal could have been John Coffey in "The Green Mile?!"

It's true ... so says the NBA legend, who revealed on the The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast this week that he was initially offered the star role in the 1999 film but turned it down.

The Tom Hanks flick is one of the greatest ever -- and Coffey, ultimately played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan, is one of the most iconic movie characters in cinema history.