John Krasinski as Captain America
Yes, this almost happened. Jim from “The Office,” aka John Krasinski, was inches away from being Captain America in Marvel's new line-up of superhero films. He beat out the likes of actors such as Ryan Phillippe, Mike Vogel, Garrett Hedlund and even Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum, for the much coveted role. Krasinski had apparently been called in on four separate occasions to read for the role and even did two screen tests. The role was all but his until, at the last second, Chris Evans seemed to swoop in out of nowhere and nab the part, apparently without even testing for it.