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42 – Elvira Hancock in Scarface. A young and pretty unknown Michelle Pfeiffer
24 – Scarlett O´Hara in Gone With the Wind. Vivien Leigh won the part
Other roles that many actresses fought for?
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Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
Best Director: Decision to Leave
Best Actress: TAR
Best Actor: The Whale
Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
Best Supporting Actor: Poor ThingsApril 22, 2021 at 1:11 pm #1204215493
My girl was robbed
Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)April 22, 2021 at 6:13 pm #1204215896This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm #1204216428This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm #1204216509
Roxie Hart. Oh to be in the audition room where Toni Collette blew Rob Marshall away… Weinstein wanted Zellweger–I think this is more common knowledge here.
Not sure how reliable this website is, but allegedly the auditionees for Roxie were Aniston, Applegate, Arquette, Barrymore, Binoche, Blanchett(??), Bullock, Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis….it’s getting even weirder, Ellen DeGeneres???? Diaz, Claire Forlani …….. okay, it gets more bizarre but it’s kind of funny to imagine lol.
The website claims Nicole Kidman turned down Roxie. Did she do that for The Hours?
Can we stomp out or confirm the validity of this website, for our collective knowledge? lol
watch I May Destroy YouApril 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm #1204216513
Reta, Fantasia, Raven Symoné all auditioned before Jennifer Hudson was eventually cast.April 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm #1204216529
Renee Zellweger was born to play Roxie. She was perfect.
Fantasia was very close to getting the Effie White role, and would have been amazing.April 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm #1204216537This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 23, 2021 at 12:17 am #1204216555
Daisy Buchanan in the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby. According to Wikipedia: “Reports linked Amanda Seyfried to the lead role of Daisy Buchanan, in October 2010. The next month Deadline Hollywood reported that Luhrmann had been auditioning numerous actresses, including Seyfried, Keira Knightley, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams and Scarlett Johansson, as well as considering Natalie Portman, for Daisy.” Ultimately, after ScarJo reportedly was offered the role but had a conflict, Carey Mulligan was cast as Daisy.April 23, 2021 at 1:24 am #1204216587
Sophie’s Choice is another one. (all three lead roles had tons of people auditioning over a long period of time with various leaks that different people had been cast.) Goldie Hawn really wanted it. I mean she has done drama and did well with it (Sugarland Express) but it would have seemed like Private Benjamin goes to the Holocaust if she had been advertised as the star. Online it says Barbra Streisand offered to take the part without pay which I’m not sure is believable. First the whole point of the film is Sophie wasn’t Jewish but was still put in the camps and secondly Streisand was always known for demanding high salaries. Even now she says she does her concerts only because she sees some piece of art she wants to buy.
I think Barbra could have asked to do it for no pay. I remember hearing that she took a major pay cut for Yentl. I think it is possible.
I believe Liv Ullman was offered the role in Sophie’s Choice.April 23, 2021 at 8:12 pm #1204218412
Best Actress-winning performances that others were considered for:
La La Land (2016): Emma Watson
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Anne Hathaway
The Blind Side (2009): Julia Roberts
Million Dollar Baby (2004): Sandra Bullock
Monster’s Ball (2001): Angela Bassett, Vanessa Williams
Shakespeare in Love (1998): Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder, Kate Winslet
As Good as it Gets (1997): Melanie Griffith, Holly Hunter
The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Andie MacDowell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Meg Ryan
Misery (1990): Bette Midler
Driving Miss Daisy (1989): Shirly MacLaine
The Accused (1988): Rosanna Arquette, Kelly McGillis, Demi Moore, Meg Ryan, Meg Tilly
Moonstruck (1987): Sally Field
Terms of Endearment (1983): Jennifer Jones, Diane Keaton
On Golden Pond (1981): Greer Garson, Barbara Stanwyck
Norma Rae (1979): Jill Clayburgh, Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason, Tuesday Weld
Network (1976): Jane Fonda
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975): Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Colleen Dewhurst, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Page, Lilly Tomlin
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974): Barbra Streisand
Cabaret (1972): Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret, Barbra Streisand
Klute (1971): Barbra Streisand
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969): Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury
Funny Girl (1968): Shirley MacLaine
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966): Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Patricia Neal
Darling (1965): Shirley MacLaine
The Miracle Worker (1962): Ingrid Bergman
The Rose Tattoo (1955): Maureen Stapleton
The Country Girl (1954): Greta Garbo, Jennifer Jones
Roman Holiday (1953): Jean Simmons, Elizabeth Taylor
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952): Bette Davis
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951): Anne Baxter, Olivia de Havilland, Jennifer Jones, Jessica Tandy
Born Yesterday (1950): Lucille Ball, Alice Faye, Gloria Grahame, Jean Hagen, Barbara Hale, Rita Hayworth, Evelyn Keyes, Marie MacDonald, Barbara Stanwyck, Jan Sterling, Lana Turner, Cara Williams, Marie Wilson
The Farmer’s Daughter (1947): Ingrid Bergman, Sonia Henie
To Each His Own (1946): Ginger Rogers
Mildred Pierce (1945): Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, Ann Sheridan, Barbara Stanwyck
Gaslight (1944): Irene Dunne, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr
The Song of Bernadette (1943): Anne Baxter, Teresa Wright
Mrs. Miniver (1942): Joan Crawford, Ann Harding, Norma Shearer
Gone With the Wind (1939): Katharine Aldridge, Mary Anderson, Ardis Ankerson, Jean Arthur, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Em Bowles Locker, Catherine Campbell, Claudette Colbert, Nancy Coleman, Joan Crawford, Doris Davenport, Bette Davis, Fleurette DeBussy, Frances Dee, Marie Dressler, Irene Dunne, Joan Fontaine, Diana Forrest, Susan Fox, Paulette Goddard, Jean Harlow, Susan Hayward, Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, Linda Lee, Shirley Logan, Carole Lombard, Adele Longmire, Anita Louise, Marcella Martin, Dorothy Mathews, Austine McDonnel, Lynn Merrill, Louise Platt, Mary Ray, Terry Ray, Alicia Rhett, Norma Shearer, Ann Sheridan, Haila Stoddard, Margaret Sullavan, Lyn Swann, Margaret Tallichet, Lana Turner, Linda Watkins, Liz Whitney, Shelley Winters, Loretta Young
Jezebel (1938): Tallulah Bankhead, Miriam Hopkins, Barbara Stanwyck
It Happened One Night (1934): Constance Bennett, Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Margaret Sullavan, Loretta YoungApril 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm #1204218475This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 24, 2021 at 5:27 am #1204218799
Imagine Andie MacDowell in the Silence of the Lambs! I wonder if it would have been as big a success, and if she’d have won the Oscar.April 24, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1204219837
Imagine Andie MacDowell in the Silence of the Lambs! I wonder if it would have been as big a success, and if she’d have won the Oscar.
Maybe Andie was too beautiful for the role. Same with Michelle. I agree with David Fincher when he said Scarlett was too beautiful for the role of Lisbeth SalanderApril 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm #1204219848
I don’t know every actress but Angelina Jolie turned down a lot of interesting films: Silver Linings Playbook(J-Law), Prometheus(Charlize Theron), The Counselor(Cameron Diaz), Gravity, etc….Not now
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