Tom Welling


  1. Eddie Cahill, Friends, TV, 2000-2001.        Auditioned for – and lost -the seven episode arc of Rachel’s handsome assistant, Tag Jones. No matter, he then won the Smalllville series, playing the young Clark Kent, aka Superman, for ten seasons.  While Cahill later joined CSI: NY, TV, 2004-2009.
  2. Kellan Lutz, Twilight, 2008.        Hit novelist Stephenie Meyer had her own ideas about who should play who in the first filmof her book series – such as Welling as Emmett Cullen. Director Catherine Hardwicke didn’t agree with any of them. She was not invited to helm the rest of the franchise. 
  3. Justin Chatwin, Dragon Ball Evolution, 2008.       Despite being nearly twice the age of the high schooler, Welling was an inevitable idea for Goku, the student with super-powers – known back home as the Japanese Superman.

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