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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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    My girl was robbed

    FYC:

    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Benedetta (Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor)

    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)

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    Lisbeth Salander, every actress in Hollywood auditioned. Rooney Mara won in the end.

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    Practically every actress in the union auditioned for Geena Davis’ part in The Accidental Tourist. It was a popular novel and was reuniting the director and stars of Body Heat so people smelled a success.

    Meg Tilly discussed this on her youtube channel saying she thought the role was hers and then suddenly she didn’t get it (and had worked with Kasdan on The Big Chill.)

    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.

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    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.

    https://www.notstarring.com/movies/chicago#:~:text=Alicia%20Silverstone%20auditioned%20to%20play%20Roxie.&text=Mira%20Sorvino-,Director%20Rob%20Marshall%20is%20quoted%20as%20saying%20%22For%20Roxie%2C%20I,Collette%2C%20Milla%20Jovovich%2C%20etc.

    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 You

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    Effie White
    Reta, Fantasia, Raven Symoné all auditioned before Jennifer Hudson was eventually cast.

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    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.

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    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.

    https://www.notstarring.com/movies/chicago#:~:text=Alicia%20Silverstone%20auditioned%20to%20play%20Roxie.&text=Mira%20Sorvino-,Director%20Rob%20Marshall%20is%20quoted%20as%20saying%20%22For%20Roxie%2C%20I,Collette%2C%20Milla%20Jovovich%2C%20etc.

    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

    That website is fun but there is some crazy stuff on there. For example Mary Gross (an obscure Saturday Night Live actress) we are led to believe was cast as the lead in both Fatal Attraction and Bull Durham?! Look up a picture of Mary Gross and you’ll see why this just couldn’t have ever happened. I mean not to dump on the woman’s looks but she was more like the librarian type than a sexual type. (and nobody knew who she was!)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 Young

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    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.

    I think Ullman was considered but never officially offered it. (she was a little old for it I’d think) Alan J. Pakula obsessed about the casting for like a year. He eventually narrowed it down to Meryl and a Polish actress whose name I don’t know.

    He couldn’t decide if he wanted to have a native English speaking actress learn Polish and German or have a Polish native learn English. It’s hard for people to get the cadence of the language right when acting in a foreign language. I think he made the right choice since most of Sophie’s scenes are in English. She doesn’t speak an awful lot in the holocaust scenes.

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    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.

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    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 Salander

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    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….

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