Party On Dudes! Bodacious Facts About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Keanu Reeves And Alex Winter Auditioned For The Opposite Roles They Played

Opposite Roles
Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures

One of the elements that makes Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure so great is how well Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter play their respective parts. The movie is hard to imagine without Reeves as Theodore “Ted” Logan and Winters as William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. Ironically, both actors auditioned for the opposite roles that they ended up playing.

After watching their audition tapes, Solomon and Matheson concurred that they wanted both actors in the film except with their roles switched. When the actors went into wardrobe fitting, they assumed it would be for the character they had auditioned for. They were in for a surprise.