He turned down the lead on Baywatch
We couldn’t imagine Baywatch without David Hasselhoff as the lead character, Mitch Buchannon. But before Hasselhoff was offered the lead role, the producers actually asked Selleck to take on the iconic part. After careful consideration, Selleck turned down the role as he didn’t want it to effect future roles. Maybe running down the beach in a red bathing suit just isn’t his thing.