By Kate Ward
Updated April 21, 2010 at 06:31 PM EDT

Looks like Ferris Bueller is not too happy about missing school. At least, that’s what it might have looked like had Johnny Depp accepted the lead role in the John Hughes series, which he was offered before Matthew Broderick eventually signed on.

File this under A for Awesome: The good folks over at Moviefone decided to re-imagine movie posters with the images of actors originally offered each film’s starring roles, with help from some nifty computer tricks. Some of my favorites: Will Smith as Neo in The Matrix, Ralph Macchio as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, and Al Pacino and Meg Ryan as Edward and Vivian in Pretty Woman. But where’s John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Julia Roberts as Viola from Shakespeare in Love? Leo DiCaprio as Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights?

Either way, this is cool, no?

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