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Thursday, January 04, 2007

What If...

Something many of us don't think about as far as movies are concerned is that often actors actually have to audition for parts...and sometimes even when they are offered a part they either don't take it or have other projects going on so must turn them down. Oh how different these roles would have been...

*Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off- offered the role but was unavailable.
*John Travolta as Billy Flynn in Chicago- he passed on this role.
*Tom Hanks as Joel in Risky Business- auditioned but Tom Cruise got the part.
*Christina Ricci as Juliet in Romeo + Juliet- auditioned but Claire Danes got the part.
*Winona Ryder as Shelby in Steel Magnolias- she turned down the lead part.
*Angelina Jolie as Velma Kelly in Chicago- auditioned but lost out to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
*Gwyneth Paltrow as Rollergirl in Boogie Nights- turned down the offer.
*Melanie Griffith as Thelma in Thelma & Louise- she turned down the offer.
*Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cher in Clueless- offered the part but turned it down due to her contract on "All My Children".



  • At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Angelina Jolie as Velma Kelly in Chicago"

    That would have been great!

  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Leah said…

    Does Angelina sing? I think Sarah Michelle Gellar would have been hilarious in clueless

  • At 3:45 PM, Blogger diane said…

    yeah i had no idea she sang either...maybe that is why she didnt get the part? haha

  • At 4:20 PM, Anonymous secrethoughts said…

    Wow, that's really interesting! I think SMG would have been great in Clueless! Johnny Depp as Ferris would have been an entirely different movie I think.

  • At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gwyneth as Rollergirl?? Now THAT would have been hilarious...

    There's this funny website called "Not starring" where you can find more of these roles that never were :

    Check it out!

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger diane said…

    that's where i got this from. just click on source and it shows you the site.

  • At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Thalie said…

    Sorry Diane... :o( I promise I will check the source from now on...

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger diane said…

    o it's cool...just saying :P


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