It’s one of the great Hollywood what-ifs: What if Billy Idol had been cast as one of the most iconic movie characters of the ’90s?
It nearly happened – Idol was James Cameron’s first choice to play the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
In the end, the role was too physically demanding for Idol, so Robert Patrick got the job instead – changing the course of movie history.
Billy Idol nearly starred as the T-1000 in ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ https://t.co/FqpNXJBhtn
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Idol, of course, would go on to have a memorable cameo in 1998’s The Wedding Singer.
Do you think Terminator 2 would have been as good with Idol as the T-1000? What are some of your favorite acting roles by rock stars?