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Drew Barrymore
 Roles turned down by Drew Barrymore:

Bewitched
Was a contender for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Beyond The Sea
According to a Variety article, Drew Barrymore and Johnny Depp were going to play the leads around 1997. Barry Levinson was going to direct. The movie wasn't made until the 2000s.
Actor who got the part: Kate Bosworth

Celebrity
The role of Nola in the movie Celebrity was written for Drew Barrymore.
Actor who got the part: Winona Ryder

Chasing Amy
Drew was suggested for the lead role by the studio.
Actor who got the part: Joey Lauren Adams

Chicago
Drew Barrymore was considered to play Roxie Hart.
Actor who got the part: Renée Zellweger

Click
Drew Barrymore was actually cast as Donna Newman but had to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Kate Beckinsale

The Crucible
Drew Barrymore was offered the part of Abigail Williams.
Actor who got the part: Winona Ryder

Dangerous Beauty
Drew Barrymore was offered the role of Veronica Franco.
Actor who got the part: Catherine McCormack

Dangerous Liaisons
Drew Barrymore tested for the role of Cecile.
Actor who got the part: Uma Thurman

Enchanted
Was a top choice for the role of Giselle.
Actor who got the part: Amy Adams

The Killer Inside Me
Drew Barrymore was considered to play the part of Joyce Lakeland when Andrew Dominik was attached as director around 2003.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Alba

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Drew Barrymore was considered for the role of Lara Croft.
Actor who got the part: Angelina Jolie

Monster
Drew Barrymore was originally considered for the lead role in MONSTER. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her performance.
Actor who got the part: Charlize Theron

My Best Friend's Wedding
Barrymore read for the role of Kimmy, but Julia Roberts had already recommended Cameron Diaz for the part.

Poltergeist
Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Anne Freeling.
Actor who got the part: Heather O'Rourke

Scream
Barrymore was reportedly offered the lead role before accepting the part of Casey Becker instead.

Showgirls
Drew Barrymore was offered the lead role of Nomi in Showgirls.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Berkley

Titanic
James Cameron wanted Drew Barrymore for the role but she told that she would be miscast.
Actor who got the part: Kate Winslet






Did you know that Drew Barrymore was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
» Charlie's Angels
» Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
» E.T.
» Ever After
» Fever Pitch
» Firestarter
» Never Been Kissed






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