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Say What? David Hasselhoff Almost Became Superman?

We know the Hoff played Nick Fury on tv, but who knew he almost had Christopher Reeve's job?

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I'm not sure what I think about this.  David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury on the tv movie but I didn't know he almost was Superman.  In a talk with MTV, the Hoff mentioned that he was close to being the Man of Steel.
“Believe it or not, I was up for Superman — the original Superman,” said Hasselhoff. “Christopher Reeve was on a soap at the time, and tall and skinny, and I was on a soap at the time and also tall and skinny, and I was up for Superman, too.”

Whoa.  Could that have worked?  According to the article, a "tall, skinny actor" was being looked for.  Why didn't he get it then?
“Christopher Reeve got it, and it was one of the brilliant decisions that my staff and I made. They said, ‘You don’t want to be Superman because you’ll be Superman for the rest of your life!’” laughed Hasselhoff. “So that’s why those people are no longer with me.”

If he did become Superman, we might not have had Knightrider or...Baywatch.  I just don't know if I could see him as Superman.