Thornton Turned Green Goblin Down

BILLY BOB THORNTON turned down the chance to be a part of the SPIDER-MAN franchise - because he couldn't handle the make-up. The Oscar winner was offered to chance to play villain THE GREEN GOBLIN in the first Spider-Man film by director pal SAM RAIMI. But the idea of spending days and days in heavy make-up left Thornton feeling uneasy. He explains, "He (Raimi) offered me the part of the bad guy, the surfing guy... I told Sam, 'I just can't be in make-up that long. I'd go crazy.' "Frankly, I was never interested in being the bad guy. For some reason people think that I've played the bad guy a lot, but I really haven't." After Thornton turned the part down, WILLEM DAFOE stepped in to play Spider-Man's nemesis.


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