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Kim Basinger
 Roles turned down by Kim Basinger:

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Was considered for the role of Jenny.
Actor who got the part: Bo Derek

The Accused
Basinger turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in favour of Jodie Foster.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

The Addams Family
Was supposed to play Morticia Addams, but dropped out to do another film.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

American Beauty
According to Wikipedia, Kim Basinger was considered for the role of Carolyn Burham.
Actor who got the part: Annette Bening

American Gigolo
Was strong for the lead role before losing out to Lauren Hutton.
Actor who got the part: Lauren Hutton

Arthur
Kim Basinger read the part of Linda Marolla, which went to Liza Minnelli.
Actor who got the part: Liza Minnelli

Baby Boom
The character of JC was originally offered to her.
Actor who got the part: Diane Keaton

Basic Instinct
Kim Basinger was offered the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sharon Stone

Batman Returns
According to Empire Magazine, Basinger was originally supposed to reprise her role as Vicki Vale in the sequel and was even included in early drafts but after major revisions she was written out.

Boxing Helena
Kim Basinger backed out of the lead role. Producers then sued her for $9 million and won for violating her contract. It was later reversed on appeal.
Actor who got the part: Sherilyn Fenn

Bull Durham
Was considered for the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

Chicago
Was considered for the role of Mary Sunshine.
Actor who got the part: Christine Baranski

Dune
Was considered for the part of Princess Irulan by Ridley Scott.
Actor who got the part: Virginia Madsen

The Exorcist
When she was working as a model, Kim Basinger auditioned for the role of Regan McNeill.
Actor who got the part: Linda Blair

Eyes Wide Shut
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin were supposedly considered to play the leads.
Actor who got the part: Nicole Kidman

Fatal Attraction
Basinger was reportedly considered for the role of Alex Forrest.
Actor who got the part: Glenn Close

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Was considered by John Hughes for the role of Jeannie, but she was filming "Nine 1/2 Weeks" at the time.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Grey

Flashdance
Was considered for the role of Alex Owens, but producers declined to screen test her.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Beals

The Flintstones
Kim Basinger was considered for the role of Betty Rubble.
Actor who got the part: Rosie O'Donnell

Frances
Kim Basinger got so far as to film screentests with Sam Shepard, but ultimately lost out to Anjelica Huston.
Actor who got the part: Anjelica Huston

Ghost
Turned down the role of Molly Jensen.
Actor who got the part: Demi Moore

Hannah and Her Sisters
Basinger was considered for the role of Hannah but dropped out from the project due to prior commitments to "Nine 1/2 Weeks".
Actor who got the part: Mia Farrow

Kansas City
Kim Basinger was Robert Altman's first choice to play the role of Carolyn Stilton. She turned it down to look after her newborn baby.
Actor who got the part: Miranda Richardson

King Kong
Kim Basinger was one of many actresses attached for the lead role of Ann Darrow when the project was early in development.
Actor who got the part: Naomi Watts

Knocked Up
Basinger was considered by Judd Apatow for the part of Alison's mom.
Actor who got the part: Joanna Kerns

The Last Temptation of Christ
Martin Scorsese offered the role of Mary Magdalene to Kim Basinger, who turned it down because she didn't want to be typecast as a "femme fatale".
Actor who got the part: Barbara Hershey

Love Field
Kim Basinger was considered for the lead role but lost out when Michelle Pfeiffer also expressed interest.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer

Maverick
After Meg Ryan pulled out, Kim Basinger auditioned for the lead role, but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

An Officer and a Gentleman
Kim Basinger was the first choice for the role of Paula.
Actor who got the part: Debra Winger

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Kim Basinger tested for the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Jessica Lange

Pretty Baby
Was offered the role of Regan McNeil, but turned the role down.
Actor who got the part: Linda Blair

The Princess Diaries
Kim Basinger narrowly missed out the role of Clarisse Renaldi to Julie Andrews.
Actor who got the part: Julie Andrews

Prizzi's Honor
Basinger reportedly turned down the role of Irene Walker.
Actor who got the part: Kathleen Turner

Risky Business
Turned down the lead role because she didn't like the script.
Actor who got the part: Rebecca De Mornay

The Shaggy Dog
For almost a decade prior to production, Kim Basinger was considered at one point to star in a remake of "The Shaggy Dog"; however, she never got the chance to play the part.
Actor who got the part: Kristin Davis

Shakespeare in Love
Was considered for the lead role, but producers later decided she was too old.
Actor who got the part: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Silence of The Lambs
Was considered for the role of Clarice Starling, but Basinger proved too expensive after the success of "Batman".
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Sleeping with the Enemy
Basinger was considered for the role of Laura.
Actor who got the part: Julia Roberts

Sleepless in Seattle
Kim Basinger turned down the role of Annie.
Actor who got the part: Meg Ryan

Speed
Basinger turned down the female lead role.
Actor who got the part: Sandra Bullock

Squirm
Basinger was offered the lead role.
Actor who got the part: Patricia Pearcy

Taxi Driver
Auditioned for the role of Iris Steensma, but Martin Scorsese turned her down.
Actor who got the part: Jodie Foster

Terms of Endearment
Basinger turned down the supporting role of Debra Winger's best friend, and chose intead to do a larger role in "The Man Who Loved Women."
Actor who got the part: Lisa Hart Carroll

Thelma & Louise
Was considered for the role of Louise.
Actor who got the part: Susan Sarandon

An Unmarried Woman
Kim Basinger was considered for the role of Erica.
Actor who got the part: Jill Clayburgh






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