1. - Charles Dance, Last Action Hero, 1993. Atherton, who starred in Spielberg’s cinema bow, The Sugarland Express, 1974, was rescued from this mess... even before Spielberg quit to make Schindler’s List.
2. - Michael Rooker, Mallrats, 1995. New Jersey auteur Kevin Smith’s first choice rather stupidly refused to be Jared Svenning - because the film was aimed at a teenage audience. (Er, what other kind was there...?) Rooker wasn’t so fussy and his most famous film was Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, 1986.