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The actors who were in line to play Jack in Lost before Matthew Fox

For Lost fans, it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Matthew Fox embodying the great leader that was Jack Shephard – but he was not the first choice for the part.Damon Lindelof – who created the series with JJ Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber – recently revealed that he had approached Justin Theroux for the role. Theroux apparently told Lindelof he wasn’t interested, not realising that Lost would go on to become one of the defining network dramas of the 21st century.Lindelof told Esquire: “When we were casting Lost, [Justin] was definitely on the Jack list. He wasn’t interested.”He added:...
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