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Dafoe was first choice for Batman's The Joker

Oct 27, 2009 | 8:15am EDT

The Shining actor landed the iconic part opposite Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader, but Dafoe admits the movie could have been very different had he agreed to work on the superhero film.

He tells MTV.com, "Very early, they talked to me about playing (The Joker in) Batman."

Dafoe decided against signing up for Batman and later impressed comic book fans by portraying Norman Osborn and his villain alter ego, the Green Goblin, in the Spider-Man movies.

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