Shailene Woodley, Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

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So long, Charlie Hunnam!

Just days after the Sons of Anarchy star shocked fans by announcing he was dropping out of Fifty Shades of Grey, the casting rumors are beginning once again.

But before Hollywood starts a brand-new intensive search for the next Christian Grey, we recommend looking back at the many stars who were once rumored to play the sexy character.

Fans of the best-selling novel have long voiced their support for Matt Bomer and Ryan Gosling. Author E.L. James also confessed Twilight star Robert Pattinson was once a favorite for the role.

And we can't forget about the beautiful Anastasia Steele.

Even though Dakota Johnson remains fully committed to the role, many A-list actresses were once rumored to be considered for the part.

Emma Watson, Alexis Bledel and Shailene Woodley were just some of the big names floating around before an official announcement was made.

As the search begins once again for another Christian, we've compiled a list of all the stars once rumored to have a part in the steamy movie. 

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