Jack Torrance in The Shining

While Jack Nicholson wound up being the perfect choice for the murderous father in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s book, it turns out he wasn’t the main choice. The movie producers initially wanted to run with Robin Williams, however Williams didn’t feel he was ideal for the part. It’s safe to say a slightly goofier Jack Torrance would have been in store for us had the filmmakers  gotten their first choice.