Amazing Actors You Didn't Know Auditioned For Friends

So no one told you life could have been very different indeed...

Can you imagine a world where Friends exists without Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry? No. Of course you can't. But squeeze your eyes shut for a moment and try to stretch your imagination, because things could have been a whole lot different.

A bunch of extremely famous faces auditioned for roles in the show way back when, many going on to have illustrious careers elsewhere, many going on to cry into their Nando's at night, thinking of the memories (and millions) they could have made if they hadn't lost out at the last minute (or worse, turned down that funny little sitcom about six mates who drink a lot of coffee).

IMAGINE living with that knowledge for the rest of your life. Imagine being Ellen DeGeneres (OK, that still sounds quite fun). Here's a bunch of people who very nearly became one of your favourite actors on this planet...

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