* IAmNotSpock: Most people who are too young to remember Film/DieHard will instantly associate Alan Rickman with [[Film/HarryPotter Snape.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He turned down the role of Alec Trevalyen in ''Film/GoldenEye''. The character was originally written as a mentor to Film/JamesBond.
** He auditioned for the part of Moff Jerjerrod in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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